Creamy protein porridge is a protein packed oatmeal that you can make in a few minutes using only 4 ingredients. It’s perfect as a quick, easy and healthy breakfast for busy mornings.
If you’re looking to make a high protein breakfast without eggs, look no further. This easy oatmeal only takes 5 minutes to make, tastes amazing, and contains 15 g protein per serving.
Start your day right with this healthy protein powder oatmeal, and serve it with any toppings that you like. There are many ways to adjust the recipe to suit your personal preferences.
Why you’ll love it
- Easy 5-minute breakfast option
- Healthy and filling protein rich oatmeal or porridge
- Suitable for kids and adults
- Perfect before or after workouts
- Only 4 ingredients needed
- Easy to make gluten free or vegan if needed
Rolled oats: Rolled oats, or jumbo oats, are perfect for making oatmeal. You can also use quick cook oats if you prefer. Avoid using steel cut oats, as these have different cooking requirements.
Protein powder: Use your favorite protein powder. I like vanilla whey protein powder, but you can use any flavor that you like.
Milk: Any milk can be used. Whole milk, skim milk, oat milk, soy milk and almond milk are excellent options.
Maple syrup: Adds some sweetness. You can omit it if you like, or use golden syrup, honey or agave nectar instead.
You can find full instructions + ingredient measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page
One: Add all ingredients to a pot on the stove top, and stir to incorporate everything evenly.
Two: Cook the porridge on medium heat for a few minutes, until it thickens to your liking. Stir occasionally.
Three: When the porridge has reached the consistency that you like, remove it from the heat. Serve in a bowl with any toppings that you like.
- You can make the porridge as thick as you like. The longer you cook it for, the thicker it will become.
- The maple syrup is optional. You can also make protein oatmeal without sweetener.
- Don’t leave the porridge while it cooks, as it will thicken very quickly.
- Cook oatmeal on low or medium heat to prevent it from burning.
Protein porridge is best served as a healthy breakfast. As the oatmeal is quite plain, you can add more flavor by adding delicious add-ins, or serving the oatmeal with toppings. Here are some of my favorite oatmeal toppings:
- Fresh or frozen fruit and berries
- Nuts, seeds and dried fruit like raisins
- Chocolate chips
- Peanut butter, chocolate spread or jam
- Strawberry sauce, or berry compote
Add-ins: These add texture and flavor to the porridge. Try flavor extract like orange extract or vanilla extract, or seasoning like gingerbread spice or cinnamon. Berries or chocolate chips
Different protein powder flavors: Choose protein powders in your favorite flavor. Peanut butter, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry are some excellent options.
Vegan: Use a vegan milk option to make sure that your oatmeal is vegan. Oat milk is a great choice, but coconut milk, soy milk or almond milk can also be used.
Gluten free: Use certified gluten free milk and oats. Gluten free rolled oats can be found in most major supermarkets. Instead of oat milk, try using almond milk or cow’s milk.
You can store leftover protein porridge in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat it in a microwave or in a pot on the stove top, and serve it warm.
This is a great way to prepare breakfast for several days. You can change up the meal by serving the warm oats with various toppings.
Frequently asked questions
Does porridge contain protein?
Porridge made from oats contains a small amount of protein. To increase the amount, you can add some protein powder to your meal.
What’s the difference between oatmeal and porridge?
Porridge is a British word for a dish consisting of oatmeal or other cereal or grains, that’s boiled in milk or water. Porridge is commonly used to describe what Americans would call oatmeal, but there are other types of porridge, like rice porridge.
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Protein porridge is a simple oatmeal with protein powder. Only 4 ingredients are needed to make this quick and easy breakfast recipe.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Cuisine American, British
Calories 289 kcal
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US (cups)UK (ml/g)
Add all ingredients to a pot on the stove top, and stir to incorporate everything evenly.
Cook the porridge on medium heat for a few minutes, until it thickens to your liking. Stir occasionally.
When the porridge has reached the consistency that you like, remove it from the heat. Serve in a bowl with any toppings that you like.
- Store leftovers in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in a pot on the stove top, or in a microwave.
- Serve with any toppings that you like, such as nuts, fruit, berries, peanut butter, chocolate chips and more.
- Milk: Any milk can be used. Try using soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk or skim milk if you prefer.
Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 15gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 266mgFiber: 6gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 389IUCalcium: 308mgIron: 4mg
Keyword easy, healthy, oat milk, oats, rolled oats
Food safety tips
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.