Egg White Oatmeal

egg white oatmeal from thecoersfamily.com

Now that the weather is finally a little cooler around here, I’ve been enjoying a nice warm bowl of oatmeal in the mornings. Thanks to the wonderful things I’ve learned following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, I know it’s best to pair healthy carbs like oatmeal with a protein source. I’ve tried putting protein powder in my oatmeal and I wasn’t too thrilled about the chalky graininess. Following a few other Trim Healthy Mamas on TwoGrand, I discovered you can put egg whites in your oatmeal! I know, you’re making the face I made when I first heard about it. Trust me on this, it’s fabulous.

The recipe shared with me on TwoGrand is this delicious Fluffy Apple Cinnamon Egg White Oatmeal. After a few changes and tweaks I’ve adapted my version to better fit with the Trim Healthy Mama plan for an E (energizing) meal. We try to keep our carb content for one meal under 45 grams, so I use only 1/3 cup dry steel-cut oats. Since it’s officially Fall and Thanksgiving is around the corner, I was also in the mood for cranberries! I made a wonderful apple-cranberry puree full of cloves and cinnamon to top my oatmeal. Other days I’ll enjoy 1/2 cup of blueberries. 

Egg White Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup water, with a few tablespoons to add as needed
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • Sweetener – I like 2-3 tablespoons of xylitol, or 1-2 teaspoons of the Trim Healthy Mama Sweet Blend

For the Apple-Cranberry Swirl:

  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 small apple, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Sweetener to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

Ingredients for Egg White Oatmeal with Apple Cranberry Swirl

In a small pot, combine steel-cut oats and water. Allow to cook for 8-10 minutes on medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the water has been absorbed. 

cooking oatmeal

Once cooked, add sweetener and any extracts you’d like to include and stir to mix. Then pour egg whites into oatmeal, whisking as you add.

making Egg White Oatmeal

Continue whisking for one to two minutes to fully mix the egg whites into the oatmeal and avoid any weird egg lumps. Allow to cook for an additional five minutes on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Pour into a bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon of butter and stir. Additional fruit can be added at this point. If you’re adding frozen berries, I find it’s best to add them right after whisking in the egg whites and allowing them to cook for the last five minutes. The less you stir blueberries, the better – or you’ll get a weird grayish looking oatmeal. And nobody wants that. 

Egg White Oatmeal from thecoersfamily.com THM E (energizing) meal

To make the Apple-Cranberry swirl, simply combine cranberries, apple, water and seasonings and sweetener in a microwave-safe bowl. 

making cranberry swirl

Microwave for 1-1 1/2 minutes, until the cranberries are soft and have begun to split. You can add this directly to your oatmeal as is, or pop in the blender to puree. 

Egg White Oatmeal with Apple-Cranberry Swirl from thecoersfamily.com

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Egg White Oatmeal
This creamy, filling oatmeal is cooked with egg whites for a protein-packed breakfast
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup steel-cut oats
  2. 1 cup water, with a few tablespoons to add as needed
  3. 1/3 cup egg whites
  4. 1/2 teaspoon butter
  5. Sweetener - I like 2-3 tablespoons of xylitol, or 1-2 teaspoons of the Trim Healthy Mama Sweet Blend
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, combine steel-cut oats and water. Allow to cook for 8-10 minutes on medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the water has been absorbed.
  2. Once cooked, add sweetener and any extracts you'd like to include and stir to mix. Then pour egg whites into oatmeal, whisking as you add.
  3. Continue whisking for one to two minutes to fully mix the egg whites into the oatmeal and avoid any weird egg lumps. Allow to cook for an additional five minutes on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour into a bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon of butter and stir. Additional fruit can be added at this point. If you're adding frozen berries, I find it's best to add them right after whisking in the egg whites and allowing them to cook for the last five minutes.
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16 thoughts on “Egg White Oatmeal

  1. Liz

    how cool is this!!!! Great idea. And I’ve so enjoyed watching your transformation through pictures on your blog and at fb. You are one smokin’ mama 😀

    1. Amanda Coers

      Thank you so much Liz!

  2. Christine Steendahl

    Coul you please tell me what plugin (or program) you use to create the printable recipe card at the end? THANKS!

    1. Amanda Coers

      I believe it’s called Yum Print 🙂

  3. Heather

    Would this work with old fashioned oats? Or does it have to be steel cut oats?

    1. Amanda Coers

      This will work with old fashioned oats, you might have to adjust the water amount and cook time 🙂

  4. Faye Lasserre

    Amanda, I tried this and it’s great. I like peaches and cream oatmeal so I added a container of Great Value Light Greek yogurt with peaches…totally yummy!! Thanks for a good carb & protein breakfast option.

    1. Faye Lasserre

      BTW… I used regular rolled oats because that’s what I have … cooked according to the pkg … then added egg whites … added yogurt once in the bowl so it would not cook… and it cooled my oatmeal so I could eat it right away (bonus)

  5. Susan M

    Amanda made the Eggwhite Oatmeal this weekend. Oh, this was so delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  6. adelinesdream2013

    can this be made into a fuel pull recipe with only 1/4 cup oats and some egg whites?

    1. Amanda Coers

      I think so – but you might still be a little hungry. You could add some nonfat greek yogurt and a few strawberries or blueberries to help keep you full.

  7. julie

    Can this be made the night before and be reheated successfully?

    1. Amanda Coers

      I’m not sure, I haven’t tried it – but I don’t see why not 🙂

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  9. Jennifer

    I haven’t tried eggs in my oatmeal before. Do you taste the eggs, or does it change the texture (I’m a texture weirdo;)?

    1. Amanda Coers

      No, as long as you whisk while adding the egg whites there’s no texture issues 🙂


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