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APPETIZERS AND SIDES
A female empowering non-diet dietitian supporting women who want to create a healthier relationship with food.
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This Blueberry Protein Oatmeal is a breakfast staple. It is a cozy and delicious way to start your day and keep you full for hours. You may recognize this recipe as an adaptation to my all-time favourite Blueberry Protein Pancakes. Actually, this version was discovered when I was a bit crunched for time and messed up. Instead of managing to keep the batter in pancake form, I ended up scrambling up the oats, and voila! Some would say a new masterpiece was born. Just kidding, no one has said that but I wouldn’t disagree with them if they did.
Protein oats or protein pancakes are all over the internet. The most common way to achieve this protein “boost” is through a scoop of protein powder. While I am not against protein powders (see here for my thoughts), I would prefer to use whole foods whenever possible. This also cuts down on costs, as protein powders can be pretty pricey! So without adding this supplement, the protein-rich ingredients in this recipe are eggs, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt. I know people may be skeptical of the cottage cheese and it’s texture, but trust me on this one. The texture is completely disregarded once it is mixed in with the oatmeal and other ingredients. And the flavour is muted by the blueberries, vanilla and cinnamon. Nothing to worry about here!
One of the best parts of this recipe is how versatile it is. This is the blueberry version, of course, but you can adapt it in many ways. Depending on your cravings or what you have in the fridge, you can mix up the flavours! Think raspberry, strawberry, blackberry or even plain and then rely on the toppings for the flavour and texture. And if that’s not enough, this Blueberry Protein Oatmeal is also very travel friendly. You can toss it in a Tupperware container before running out the door to start your busy day. Just be sure to remember a spoon!
Don’t forget the toppings! My favourites are Greek yogurt and sliced banana. It is also very delicious to place a spoon of peanut butter in the oats as soon as they have been transferred to a bowl from the pan. The residual heat will melt the peanut butter and make it creamy enough to mix throughout the whole bowl.
I hope this Blueberry Protein Oatmeal keeps you full and satisfied all morning. Let me know what toppings you choose to serve with it. Enjoy! Don’t forget to check out some of these other berry-filled recipes:
If you make this Blueberry Protein Oatmeal, I would love to see your comment and rating below. It also makes my day seeing your creations of my recipes on Instagram- don’t forget to tag @allnutrition.rd!