Monday, January 14, 2013

Creamy Dreamy Protein Custard Oats

I love me some oatmeal! 


What I really love though, is my favorite oats in a creamy dreamy concoction that I have dubbed  "Protein Custard Oats" ... a little similar to grits, if you like that kind of thing. :)

I am a fan of steel cut and old fashioned, but in a time crunch, instant oats work well, too. I love Trader Joe's gluten free variety, and that's what I'm using in this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite.


Step 1: Pour your dry oats into a bowl and cover with water until they just begin to float. Microwave for 30 second increments until 3/4 cooked, you still want them to be a little watery, see above top left photo. 

Step 2: Crack two eggs into the mixture (or use 1/3 cup egg whites, I do this sometimes, too) and mix together well. Pop back in the microwave and cook again for 1 minute in 30 second intervals, stirring each time.

Step 3: See the bottom left photo, how they're getting that creamier texture and really getting fluffy? Allow to sit to cool for about 1 minute, this allows the egg to finish cooking as well. 

Step 4: Now, stir in any of your favorites. Add more water if you like it less thick. I like to add cinnamon and nuts in my last 30 second cooking interval (I like toasted cinnamon and nuts, it lends a richer flavor). I added Almond Milk and toasted pecans to my final product, bottom right. 

If you have any questions, please let me know!

These can also be made the old fashioned way in a pot on the stove, but again, if you're crunched for time, the microwave is my handy dandy go-to gadget.


If you buy pasteurized egg whites (meaning they can be eaten raw), another option is to fully cook the oats and to simply pour the egg whites in and stir. I like mine a little more "cooked" so I opt for microwaving them, but if you don't like the smell of cooked eggs, this is the way to go!




1. What did you eat for breakfast this morning?

2. Do you have a favorite brand of oatmeal?

3. Do you have a favorite type of oatmeal? Steel cut, instant, etc. 

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15 comments:

  1. Your oats always look so yummy! I wonder if I can make these with a flax egg? I think I'm going to try it!

    This morning I had a smoothie - cherries, banana, kale, almond milk, chia, and protein powder :)

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    1. Let me know if they work with a flax egg? I'll update my recipe to include it, too!

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  2. I had a smoothie too, 1 cup triple berry blend, 1 cup frozen spinach, 1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop protein powder (ran out of nanners) Lesson learned: bananas REALLY help cover up that spinach taste.... drank it anyway lol

    I freaking LOVE oats and have coveted your custard oats for quite some time now... however i've recently cut grains... still on the fence about that decision too....

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    1. Ouch! I tried to cut grains for a while, too. But, since I don't have an intolerance or allergy, it seemed really silly to be following a "fad" diet for no apparent reason.

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  3. This morning, I had 2 hard-boiled eggs, a cheese stick, and a banana. I've never had steel cut oats, but I'm thinking about buying some after my container of old-fashioned runs out.

    Definitely trying this recipe this weekend!

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    1. Steel cut has a heartier texture, they're good! They take a little longer to cook, but man, they're hearty!

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  4. I like your new pictures! your oats look so yummy and thank you for sharing your recipe. I eat four eggs and 1/2 cup oatmeal concotion every morning! I love it.. I will try your method of creamy oats.

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  5. I have been waiting for this recipe! Thanks.

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  6. Breakfast was cooked ROLLED oats (my fave) with strawberries and whipped cottage cheese.

    I like this egg/oatmeal idea. I'll have to try it.

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    1. Whipped cottage cheese, you say? Mouthgasm!

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  7. I've been wondering how microwaving eggs and oatmeal would work - I usually cook my eggs separately from my oatmeal and then put them on top of my cooked oatmeal - but it is too much like two separate entities vs one cozy meal. Going to try your version..yay!

    My bfast this morning was a protein bar since I was running behind on time before work....I personally love oatmeal and tend to just get it out of the bulk bins because it is cheaper...yummmmmy stuff with a little cinnamon on it.

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  8. Hi! Been reading for a few months now--I started reading because I can totally relate to your perspective and opinions on living a healthy, active life. Just wanted to say I tried these for breakfast this morning and loved it! Great way to change up my usual boiled eggs and oatmeal breakfast (even when I love something, I gotta find ways to switch it up every now and then).

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