These protein overnight oats are packed with whole grains and 35 grams of protein! “Proats” are a no-cook breakfast that will help keep you feeling full all morning long!
Why This Recipe Works
I might be the food blogger in my household but…. I can’t take credit for this recipe. Nope. My HUSBAND is actually the one who has honed this recipe for proats (protein overnight oats!) to perfection!
Joe, my S.O., other half, right hand man, hubby (whatever you want to call him!) makes these “proats” every single morning to bring to work. They’re stupid easy to make (only 4 ingredients!), are packed with protein, whole grains and fiber to keep you full all morning long AND taste like cake batter (his words!)
These overnight oats with protein powder are totally customizable so you could prep these for the entire week, add different toppings to each, and having a totally unique version of proats every single day! Awesome, huh? See ya later boring meal prep!
PS. If you like oat recipes checkout my recipe for banana blueberry oatmeal muffins… to dieeeee for!
- Oats. This recipe works best with old fashioned oats but in a pinch you could use quick oats!
- Protein Powder. You can use whatever type of protein powder you like (plant based or whey will work!) and any flavor. My favorite is Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey- the vanilla ice cream flavor!
- Pudding Mix. Feel free to swap out the vanilla pudding mix for a fun flavor- I LOVE a white chocolate or cheesecake pudding mix sometimes!
How To Make This Recipe
Combine all ingredients together.
Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
Top with anything you’d like before eating: fruit, nuts, coconut flakes, peanut butter, etc.
These protein overnight oats are PACKED with nutrition. They’ve got protein and whole grains which will give your body lasting energy all morning long. As an intuitive eating dietitian I believe that ALL food is good for you- some nourishes our bodies more and some our souls!
These protein overnight oats pack a whopping 35 gram of protein! Adding protein to oatmeal really helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied longer. A little of what I call “gentle nutrition” there!
Yes! I love adding a scoop of protein powder to any warm cereals, like porridge or oatmeal. This recipe for proats is served cold, no cooking needed, but you could also add a scoop of protein powder to any of your favorite warm cereals. I do this a lot!
You can make these ~3-5 days in advance. So if you wanted to make a batch for the entire week you could! The longer your proats sit in the fridge the thicker they will get. So, by the end of the week you might want to add a splash of milk if they’re too thick for your liking.
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Proats (Protein Overnight Oats)
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 1 scoop protein powder I used vanilla Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey- you can use whatever!
- ½ cup milk of choice I used whole milk
- 2 tsp vanilla pudding mix could use any flavor!
- Combine all ingredients together
- Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours
- Top with anything you’d like before eating: fruit, nuts, coconut flakes, peanut butter, etc.
- For thicker oats you can use 1/3 cup of milk instead of 1/2 cup.
- You can use any type of milk or protein powder (plant based, dairy free, etc.) this may change the protein content/nutrition info
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