Say hello to your new favorite breakfast recipe! This Chocolate Sea Salt Protein Oatmeal is as delicious as it is nutritious. Packed with 29g of protein and 11g of fiber, you can’t go wrong!
Best Protein Oatmeal
This oatmeal is packed with all the ingredients you need to kick your day off on the right track. And with nutritional benefits like these, how can you go wrong?
- Rolled Oats: Oats are rich in antioxidants and fiber! Plus, they’ll help keep you full til your next snack or meal.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk: Any milk will do for this recipe, but we love unsweetened almond milk because it’s rich in vitamin D while still being low in sugar and calories.
- Ground Flaxseed: Get a boost of fiber, antioxidants and healthy fats from flaxseed!
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are filled with omega-3s, antioxidants, fiber, iron and calcium — holy long list of nutrient-rich ingredients!
- Chocolate Protein Powder: Get that extra boost of protein!
- Almond Butter: Get those healthy fats and vitamin E!
- Cocoa Powder: This will give your protein oatmeal that delicious chocolate’-y flavor without adding a bunch of sugar!
Best Protein Powder for Protein Oatmeal
We have an entire guide to protein powder that lists our favorite vanilla protein powders. Take our recommendations, but buy the chocolate variation!
How to Make Protein Oatmeal
This protein oatmeal is made in one pot and cooked completely on the stove top! We’ll walk you through step-by-step, and you’ll be off and running enjoying this delicious and nutritious breakfast.
Step 1: Mix All Ingredients
Place rolled oats, almond milk, flaxseed, chia seeds, protein powder, cocoa powder, almond butter, cinnamon, and salt into a medium saucepan.
Pro Tip: depending on the sweetness of your chocolate protein powder, you may want to sweeten your protein oatmeal a bit more. Feel free to use the sweetener of your choice, such as: honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar.
Step 2: Bring to a Boil and Stir
Bring to a boil over high heat while continuously stirring. Stirring continuously will prevent your oatmeal from burning and sticking to the bottom of the sauce pan. We like using a wooden spoon for stirring, but a whisk will work just fine as well!
Step 3: Reduce Heat and Keep Stirring
Once your oatmeal is boiling, reduce the heat to low and continue to stir for around 5 minutes, or until oats have thickened to desired consistency. You’ll notice that rolled oats cook quite quickly once you’ve brought them to a boil.
Step 4: Serve and Enjoy!
Serve this protein oatmeal with more almond butter, a sprinkle of sea salt, and your favorite fruit. Jazz your protein oatmeal up even more with any (or a combo!) of the following ingredients:
- Drizzle of peanut butter
- Handful of mini chocolate chips
- Sliced banana
- Sliced strawberries
- Handful of raspberries
How Long Does Oatmeal Keep?
This protein oatmeal will last in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Since this recipe does not have any fruit involved, it may last even longer.
How to Store Oatmeal
We love storing our leftover oatmeal in a glass container in the refrigerator. Feel free to double or triple this recipe so that you can meal prep your way into the week!
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Chocolate Sea Salt Protein Oatmeal
- Place rolled oats, almond milk, flaxseed, chia seeds, protein powder, cocoa powder, almond butter, cinnamon, and salt into a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over high heat while continuously stirring.
- Once boiling, reduce heat to low and continue to stir for around 5 minutes, or until oats have thickened to desired consistency.
- Serve with more almond butter, a sprinkle of sea salt, and your favorite fruit.
Tips & Notes
- Protein powder: We used 4 tablespoons of Bulletproof Chocolate Collagen Protein in this recipe. Depending on how sweet your protein powder is, you can add a sweetener of choice as needed such as maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, etc.