Good morning and happy Monday! Here’s a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time: How to make egg white oatmeal in the microwave:
I started eating egg white oatmeal years ago and it is still a breakfast stable for me. I did blog about how I make my egg white oatmeal in the microwave a looooong time ago, but those pictures are terrible and don’t do this delicious breakfast justice!
So, I decided to re-do my how-to post and write about making egg white oatmeal in the microwave one more time.
If you’re thinking “what!? egg whites in oatmeal- gross” then you are seriously missing out. Once you try egg white oatmeal you will never go back.
Adding egg whites to your oatmeal does several things:
- Egg whites add protein, something that plain oatmeal lacks
- Egg whites add volume without lots of calories. I normally don’t shy away from having a high calorie breakfast, but it is an advantage that you can have a huge bowl that won’t break your calorie bank.
- Egg whites increase satiety. I’ve tried many a breakfast to see what will hold me over through morning rounds, and egg white oatmeal is one of the few choices that leaves me feeling full for hours.
- Making your egg white oatmeal in the microwave is fast and easy– 2 things that are necessities in the morning.
Another great thing about egg white oatmeal is that it is just as versatile as regular oatmeal. You can add any fruit, spice, extract, nut, seed,
crushed up chocolate bar you like.
So here’s how I do it step by step. Someone else might do it differently, but this is what works for me.
1. Put plain oats in a bowl. I’ve used regular and quick oats and both work for me. Regular will have more texture and quick cooking will be more soft. I’ve used as little as 1/4 cup to as much as 2/3 cup oatmeal depending on how hungry I am. 1/3 cup works well, but really, anything goes.
2. Cover oats with water- enough to cover them plus about a centimeter on top.
3. Microwave oats for one minute. This will cook and soften the oats.
4. Add egg whites. I really like the ‘All White’ brand. Costco has plain egg whites that aren’t bad. Trader Joe’s egg whites are good. My one tip- get egg WHITES. If it’s yellow it’s gross (in my opinion). I think it’s too eggy if you use the yellow eggs (even though some of the packages say made with egg whites- it’s weird).
I would start with about 1/3 cup egg whites and see how you like it. I add close to 1 cup now!
5. Microwave for 2 minutes. Play around with this time depending on your microwave. You want them not too runny but not too firm. If you microwave too long you will get hard-boiled oatmeal.
6. Stir up oatmeal to incorporate all the eggs.
7. Add your choice of flavorings. Cinnamon is amazing. Cocoa powder and a little stevia makes it taste like brownies. I love drizzling maple syrup on top.
8. Add fruit or nuts. Here’s another tip- FROZEN fruit works really well. It melts in the hot oatmeal and flavors the whole thing. It also cools down the oatmeal because after 3 minutes in the microwave, it’s hot!!
9. Devour! I love adding a big scoop of nut butter on top or some crushed walnuts or cashews.