The Magical Egg White Oatmeal

November 19th, 2013 | Posted by Erica House in Health | Life | Recipes

I’m thrilled to introduce you all today to the breakfast that’s been filling my happy little belly up every morning for months now. I’m certainly not the first person to come up with the idea of putting egg whites in oatmeal, and I first stumbled upon the idea thanks to Andrea (who’s going to make the worlds best doctor!)

While I clearly think the oatmeal tastes incredible if you really don’t like the taste of eggs you should probably pass. I think I could taste the eggs a bit the first few times I made it but now I don’t notice it at all. Adding 1/4 cup of egg whites to the oats makes them super huge and fluffy, and adds 5 grams of protein for only 30 calories!

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38 Responses

  • Linz says:

    I’ve yet to add egg whites to oatmeal! May have to try this!!

  • Jessica says:

    I know what I am having for breakfast this morning!! I love my oatmeal like a cookie too. =)

  • I’ve tried it once and just forgot to do it again. Is that egg white or egg substitute in your picture? (it looks yellow)

  • Olya says:

    I’m confused, why are the oats in the second photo (with whites added in) so yellow? I had to check the recipe several times to make sure it’s whites and not the yolks. :) Going to give this a try in the morning. I’m currently trying to train myself to have a green smoothie in the morning with some hemp seed powder and spirulina.

  • I do love me a good bowl of egg white oatmeal. A staple during competition prep :)

  • Karen Jung says:

    I love oatmeal. I could seriously live off of it. It’s just so versatile! My usual kind is just some cinnamon and chopped up apple. But sometimes I also like to put in half a mushed banana, or a scoop of pb. Sometimes in the winter I’ll do up pumpkin oats add in a spoon of pumpkin and some cinnamon and nutmeg. But if I want a more indulgent oatmeal I go all out and do 1/2 a mushed banana, a spoon of cocoa powder and then top it off with pb. Mmmm delicious!

    • Erica House says:

      Ugh I wish I could control myself around PB so I could make PB & Banana oats! I once made s’mores oats. Mini marshmallows, chopped up chocolate, and crumbled graham crackers. It was nearly a religiuous experience.

      • Karen Jung says:

        Oh I never said I control myself around pb… I eat it out of a jar with a spoon. It’s bad. I sit there and just eat spoonful after spoonful. It’s just so delicious. I try to be as healthy as I can but there are some things in life I just can’t give up and pb is one of them. I had some this morning… but I paired it with a green smoothy so I am hoping the fibre and vitamins balance it out haha

  • Andrea says:

    You know I love my egg white oats!! Thanks for the shout out!! I have tried a few brands of liquid egg whites and some are clear and some are yellow- even though they all say they are only egg whites. I think the yellow ones have a stronger taste imo. I just found clear egg whites at Costco and it was the best day ever. I sometimes add almost a cup off egg whites to my oats- I just love them so much!!! And I love you too :-)

    • Erica House says:

      Lol – so much love going on! :) I haven’t even thought to up the amount of egg I put in. Maybe I’ll go crazy and try 1/3 a cup tomorrow! It is weird that my egg whites are yellow. I hadn’t even realized that may throw some people off. I remember my ex hating the clear kind as they resembled …. bodily fluid to him!

  • Melanie says:

    I love these! The past couple weeks I’ve been microwaving 1/3 cup oats just covered with water for a minute, then adding 1/3 cup egg whites, stevia, a ton of cinnamon, and about 1/3 of an apple chopped up. It is so tasty and keeps me full for a few hours.

  • This looks BOMB and if I could eat eggs and oats, I’d be all over it! LOL! With a little cinnamon and stevia :) Or sugar-free maple syrup!

    Because I can no longer eat eggs, I have ditched breakfast and instead eat around 10 or 11… and I eat some weird stuff, sauteed squid anyone? LOL! ;)

  • Alma says:

    Lately, I’ve been having a bowl of rainbow quinoa every morning–which is nice for the texture (though I’m getting sick of it, so may switch to oatmeal soon). My quinoa has a little coconut oil, a tiny splash of real maple syrup, hemp hearts, brown rice protein powder, dried fruit (apricots, apples, cherries, or cranberries), orange zest, and a small amount of nuts (pecans, almonds, or walnuts, usually). I like to switch them up to create different combos. Then, I top it with a spoonful of juice-sweetened jam from my favorite mountain purveyor. My fave is the sour cherry, but any jam will do. Strawberry rhubarb is also really good.

  • Cassie says:

    I love adding egg whites to my oatmeal.. I do it on the stove though… I’m going to have to try this trick!

  • shelly says:

    Just tried this with pumpkin pie spice and berries! Delicious

  • Rosie says:

    I agree you can taste the egg at first but on my third bowl now I don’t notice it and the benefits are totally worth it anyway! This morning I’ve had mine with chopped apple (parboiled for about six minutes last night to save time), some blackberries and a little vanilla essence and cinnamon (apple pie style!).

    Just for anyone from the UK where packaged egg whites are less available, I made mine with 6tbsp of rolled oats (about 35 grams) and two medium egg whites, I made it on the stove too so I cooked the oats until ready with some water, mixed in the eggs thoroughly at a lower temp then mixed in the fruit.

    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!

    • Erica House says:

      Oh my goodness your oatmeal sounds divine! I’m a sucker for anything apple + cinnamon but I never would have thought to add blackberries to it.

  • MrSuperBackFlipNeonGorrilaFacePlant says:

    hmmm, i don’t know whether I like it or not, im eating it right now. It’s definitely different.

    QUESTION: Why do fitness fanatics always eat the whites but never the yoke? Whats wrong with the egg yokes?

    • Erica House says:

      It took me a few times to get used to it and not just taste the egg! A lot of fitness people will eat egg whites because it’s almost pure protein. The yolks are almost pure fat but that’s not necessarily a bad thing (I like to eat the yolks as I can sometimes not get enough fat in my diet.)

  • Francesca says:

    What does adding egg whites to the oats do? How does it enhance them/make them better? Is it the fluffiness they provide? Sorry, I’ve always wondered what their benefit was. I’ve only ever made oatmeal with water, in the microwave :( I’ve never even tried oatmeal with a topping – not very adventurous I know!!

  • Francesca says:

    Thank you for getting back to me with a response Erica :)

  • I make an Italian dessert called Tiramisu. So I end up with egg whites that are to be discarded. Thank you for
    oatmeal and Egg white recipe. Now I don’t feel like I wasted food and gained a hearty delicious dish .(^_^)

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  • Amber mills says:

    This is a fantastic idea! I make quick Steel cut oats in the microwave with a touch of brown sugar truvia blend and goji berries and I add the egg whites for the last minute & a half of cooking time, then I add a splash of almond milk.

  • Nichole says:

    Do you think you could bake the egg white/oats mixture into a breakfast cookie?

    • Erica House says:

      I think so! I would maybe reduce the amount of liquids to make it more like a cookie batter, and then try baking it for 10-15 min on parchment paper.