bowl of oatmeal with toppings

If you’re looking for a tasty and healthy breakfast idea that will sustain you through a workout or keep you full until lunch time, give this high-protein oatmeal recipe a try.

While oatmeal is generally a healthy breakfast option, it’s not that high in protein content. This high-protein version aims to add the missing protein value to this popular breakfast, making it a meal that will not only satisfy you but sustain you as well.

To add protein to this oatmeal, we utilized powdered peanut butter and vanilla protein powder. Not only are they flavorful additions to the oatmeal, but they will provide your body the fuel it needs to power through the morning.

If you tend to work out the morning, this high-protein oatmeal recipe is a great pre or post-workout meal. The protein in the oatmeal will promote muscle recovery after any strength-training or muscle-building exercises.

We also added chia seeds (a fantastic source of omega-3s) and collagen for an extra healthy boost. In this high-protein oatmeal recipe, we used almond milk to make it dairy-free, but you can use any kind of milk you want. You can also use gluten-free oats if you wanted to make this recipe gluten-free.

High-Protein Oatmeal Recipe

serves 1


  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 1/8 cup powdered peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp collagen
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk


  1. Pour the milk into a saucepan over medium heat. Once the milk is hot and just beginning to simmer along the edges of pan, lower the heat.
  2. Add in the rolled oats, flax meal, powdered peanut butter, collagen, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla powder; stir to combine.
  3. Cook according to the package instructions for the oats, typically a few minutes. The milk should greatly reduce and the oats should plump up a bit.
  4. If the oatmeal seems too thick, you can always stream in a little more almond milk to loosen it up. Garnish with any toppings you desire.

Notes: To make this recipe vegan, omit the collagen.

Recipe adapted from

Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.