The first time I saw a recipe for oatmeal with egg whites, I kind of turned up my nose and thought, “Eww, gross! There’s no way that could be good!”. Fast forward a few months. I kept seeing these egg white oatmeal recipes everywhere and decided if they were that popular, then maybe I need to broaden my horizons and give it a try. After all, egg whites don’t really have much flavor so I figured it couldn’t be that bad, right? Turns out, I should have been more open-minded from the get-go! Egg white oatmeal just might be my new favorite breakfast. I love the way the egg whites give the oatmeal a lighter texture and they add some additional protein. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been trying to increase my protein intake and while I’ve finally found a few protein powders and protein bars that I enjoy, it’s always nice to get some extra protein from an unprocessed source. And can we really get any healthier than oatmeal? Maybe, but not much – breakfast of champions. I added some chopped apple and cinnamon for an apple pie flavor and it was sooo good! Seriously, I was scraping my bowl clean ;). If you’re looking for a way to spice up your morning oatmeal or get some extra protein or just looking for a tasty breakfast, you should give this recipe a try! It’s nice to have a few healthy recipes to fall back on in between holiday sugar binges, right? 🙂 Enjoy!
Apple Pie Egg White Oatmeal
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats (uncooked)
2/3 cup water
1/2 of one medium-sized apple, chopped (I left mine unpeeled)
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1. In small saucepan over medium heat, bring water to boil. Add in oats and apple. reduce heat to medium-low (or until mixture is at a simmer) and cook for about 5 minutes or until water is absorbed.
2. Reduce heat to low and slowly stir in egg whites – SLOWLY because you don’t want the egg whites to cook before you get them stirred into the oats! Once the egg whites are stirred in, continue to cook about a minute on low.
3. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and vanilla. Depending on what type of apple you used and your tastes, at this point you can sweeten to taste with whatever you like – honey, maple syrup, sugar, stevia,etc. Serves 1.
Nutritional Info: 179 calories; 2.2 g fat; 31 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g fiber; 10.5 g protein.