• Pumped Up Banana Oatmeal

    March 14, 2016


    If you follow me on Instagram (@carrotsncake), you might have seen the delicious-looking bowl of Pumped Up Banana Oatmeal in my feed last week. I actually just winged it with the measurements, so I didn’t have a recipe to share, but I recently recreated it to share on CNC and, boy, is it a good one. It’s tasty, has lots of healthy fats, and packs nearly 20 grams of protein! Yayy! I usually add a big scoop of nut butter, and I’m full for hours!



    • 1/4 cup oats
    • 1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk variety)
    • 1 tbsp chia seeds
    • 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
    • 1/2 banana, sliced

    Directions: Combine oats with almond milk and chia seeds in a bowl and then refrigerate overnight. The next morning, combine oat mixture with egg whites and sliced banana in a pot on the stovetop. Heat and stir until egg whites thicken. (Pro tip: Break up banana slices with a spoon while you stir.) Remove from heat, pour into a bowl, and add your favorite toppings (i.e. nut butter, sliced almonds, fresh berries) before enjoying!

    Recipe makes 1 serving

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    Rachel @ Simply Rachel Nicole March 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    This sounds so good and so easy! I can’t wait to make it!!!


    Lesley March 14, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I have tried different variations of this recipe! I like using oats, but know a lot of people don’t use oats for various reasons. I like adding a touch of almond butter with the banana!


    Michelle B March 14, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    We’re always looking for breakfast ideas! I like the sound of this recipe. Just curious if you’ve ever tried making this as a batch recipe for the week, like overnight oats? I wouldn’t have time for the second step in the mornings unless it’s just popping it in the microwave 🙂 Thanks!


    Tina March 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I’ve never tried. Sorry. But cooking it on the stovetop is really fast. Maybe 5 minutes? It might work in the microwave too!


    Jessica@ahealthyharmony March 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I’ve never tried adding egg whites to my oats, but this makes me want to try it! I usually opt for peanut butter, but I need to give this a try 🙂


    Kelli @ Hungry Hobby March 14, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Yum! I love egg whites in my oatmeal, initially I thought it was weird but it’s totally not, it just makes it taste better (I usually make mine in the microwave)! I also love protein powder and cottage cheese for a protein boost!


    Hilary March 14, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    I love adding egg whites to my oats! It really does make the fluff factor amazing and I also love the added protein. That was always my problem with oats, when protein is not involved I get hungry so much faster!


    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 14, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    YUM! I’ve never added egg whites to my oatmeal, sounds good!


    Heather@hungryforbalance March 15, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Yum! Can’t wait to give this a try!


    Taylor March 15, 2016 at 8:07 am

    This sounds soo good! I am always looking for new breakfast options that actually keep me full!


    Ilana @ https://theworldofwellness.wordpress.com March 15, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Yum! Definitely a great recipe to hold you over until lunch. Or mid morning snack 🙂


    Valerie @ Geaux Momma March 15, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Don’t know why, but I am scared to try egg whites in my oatmeal. Weird I know!


    banana kong game March 18, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Great post. I like it


    drag racer March 18, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Good idea. I will try it


    Catherine Cormier April 15, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I saved this recipe when you shared it and kept forgetting to make it. Well, I finally had the chance to try it out today … holy yum!!! I loved how filling it was and how the chia seeds expanded from being in liquid all night. And, then the bananas being warm and softened took it to a whole other level!!


    Tina April 15, 2016 at 10:26 am

    So glad you liked it!!!


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