In my opinion, oats are one of the very few actual beneficial grains that are good for the body. It is very high in beta-glucan fiber and helps support a good lipid profile. Well, it is if we don’t add a lot of sugar and other bad things to it like granola, sugar, etc.  I used to eat this every morning, however, in a test in the last half of 2022, I learned of the importance of eating different foods in a meal AND meals during the day in this order: Fiber > Fat > Protein > Carbohydrates. So now I eat oatmeal for LUNCH! That’s right! It sounds strange, but it actually works out very well! This recipe combines a lot of protein to it, however, check out this full-fat version that is much different yet OH SO DELICIOUS and even more filling!

Of course, you can add things to or modify this, but I have a reason for every ingredient that is used.

I normally sweeten this with monk fruit extract, but I will sometimes use a tablespoon of local honey.

Garnish the top with a sprinkling of unsoaked chia seeds for a pleasant little crunch but make sure it’s only a small amount to garnish… you want most of them to be soaked first.

High Protein Cinnamon Oatmeal

A tasty nutrient-dense and protein-packed bowl of oatmeal can be filling and beneficial!
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 366 kcal

INGREDIENT NOTES

I specifically use certain ingredients and will link to them. I have valid reason(s) for choosing those items. Substituting other types may not yield the best nutritional results. Quality of ingredients matter!

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Start soaking the chia seeds in an equal amount of water.
    1 tbsp Soaked Chia Seeds
  • Cook the water and oatmeal according to the package directions either on the stove or in a microwave.
    6 floz Water
  • When finished cooking, add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
    1 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon, 1 tbsp Soaked Chia Seeds, 1 tbsp 100% Coconut Milk, 15 drops Liquid Monkfruit Extract

NUTRITION

Nutrition Facts
High Protein Cinnamon Oatmeal
Serving Size
 
1 Bowl
Amount per Serving
Calories
366
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11.9
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
4.5
g
28
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3.8
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1.2
g
Cholesterol
 
50
mg
17
%
Sodium
 
61
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
325
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
36.3
g
12
%
Fiber
 
8.5
g
35
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Added Sugars
 
0
g
Net Carbohydrates
 
25
g
Protein
 
33
g
66
%
Vitamin A
 
6.5
IU
0
%
Vitamin B1
 
0.3
mg
20
%
Vitamin B2
 
0.1
mg
6
%
Vitamin B3
 
1.6
mg
8
%
Vitamin B5
 
0.5
mg
5
%
Vitamin B6
 
0.04
mg
2
%
Vitamin C
 
0.6
mg
1
%
Vitamin D
 
0
µg
0
%
Vitamin E
 
0.3
mg
2
%
Vitamin K
 
0.8
µg
1
%
Calcium
 
203
mg
20
%
Copper
 
0.3
mg
15
%
Folate
 
21.2
µg
5
%
Iron
 
3.1
mg
17
%
Manganese
 
1.9
mg
95
%
Magnesium
 
103
mg
26
%
Phosphorus
 
284.3
mg
28
%
Selenium
 
19.3
µg
28
%
Zinc
 
2.1
mg
14
%
Choline
 
17.6
mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. These values are approximate and may vary depending on the exact ingredients you use. These values do NOT contain any optional ingredients!
Keyword high-protein