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Love oatmeal but want oatmeal with protein powder? With 11 grams of protein in each cup, these customizable protein-packed oatmeal cups make for the perfect breakfast on the go. Customize, bake and then keep them in the freezer so you always have a healthy breakfast waiting for you!

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Protein powder and I have an odd relationship. We kind of like each other, don’t quite understand the purpose of one another and neither of us enjoy the process of baking together. And yet I still have it in my home at all times. Honestly, it’s just too convenient to not use.

One thing I do love? Oatmeal. I can never have enough oatmeal. But sometimes I’m looking for a protein-filled breakfast or snack and oatmeal on its own just isn’t gonna cut it. Oatmeal with protein powder is the answer to this. Customizable oatmeal cups with 11 grams of protein in each one. Now that’s a win!

Ingredients in Baked Oatmeal with Protein Powder Cups

  • Rolled Oats – Get the whole rolled oats. Do not use steel-cut oats.
  • Protein Powder – I’ve tried these with whey protein powder and with plant-based protein powder and both work. Roughly 3 scoop of protein powder.
  • Baking powder– Essential. Do not skip.
  • Cinnamon – For flavor. Feel free to add in any other spices you like!
  • Sea salt – to help enhance the flavor
  • Large eggs – this helps bind these oatmeal cups together. I wouldn’t recommend substituting these.
  • Vanilla extract – for flavor
  • Unsweetened applesauce – you can also use mashed banana. This helps keep this high protein oatmeal cups moist without having to add a ton of fat.
  • Greek yogurt – get plain 0% or whole milk if that’s all you can find.
  • Coconut oil – just 2 tablespoons is all you need.
  • Honey – for sweetness.
  • Almond milk – can replace with any preferred milk.
  • Hemp seeds– you can replace with chia seeds or omit but these add a nice dose of protein and fiber.

What is the Protein Content?

This will depend on the type of protein powder you use. You’ll also be getting protein from the greek yogurt as well as the hemp seeds (if you’re using them). I calculated that using whey protein powder, greek yogurt and hemp seeds, each of my oatmeal cups at 11 grams of protein.

Here are some protein powders I like:

How To Make Protein Oatmeal Cups

This oatmeal with protein powder recipe really requires just two steps. Mix and bake. Here’s a breakdown (full recipe below):

–> STEP 1

In a large bowl combine oats, protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt. In a separate bowl combine eggs, vanilla extract, applesauce, greek yogurt, coconut oil, honey and almond milk. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine.

–> STEP 2

Grease a muffin pan very well with coconut oil. Divide batter evenly among muffin tin. Stir in toppings of choice into each oatmeal with protein cup (I.e. chocolate chips in some, blueberries in some etc…) Sprinkle hemp seeds evenly across cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes (or until cooked all the way through). Let cool for 20 minutes before removing to cool completely.

With 11 grams of protein in each cup, these customizable protein-packed oatmeal cups make for the perfect breakfast on the go. Bake then and then keep them in the freezer so you always have a healthy breakfast waiting for you!

Customize your oatmeal cups:

  • Blueberries – stir in 1/4- 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries or other fresh berries
  • Chocolate chips – add 2-4 tbsp of chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter– drizzle your cups with peanut butter or other nut butter

Substitutions:

Chocolate Protein Powder – You can easily sub in a different flavored protein powder. Use whatever flavor you prefer

Maple syrup – no honey? You can substitute maple syrup instead. Most liquid sweetener will work too.

Banana – Replace your applesauce with 1 large mashed banana

Chia Seeds– use chia seeds in place of hemp seeds or skip entirely.

With 11 grams of protein in each cup, these customizable protein-packed oatmeal cups make for the perfect breakfast on the go. Bake then and then keep them in the freezer so you always have a healthy breakfast waiting for you!

How to Store + Freeze Your Oatmeal with Protein Powder Cups

To store – keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To freeze – Individually wrap each oatmeal cup in tinfoil and then store in a ziploc bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. In the morning (or before eating) remove from bag + tinfoil and microwave for 20-30 seconds or until desired texture is reached.

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Protein-Packed Oatmeal Cups

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Love oatmeal but want oatmeal with protein powder? With 11 grams of protein in each cup, these customizable protein-packed oatmeal cups make for the perfect breakfast on the go. Customize, bake and then keep them in the freezer so you always have a healthy breakfast waiting for you!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 3 scoops protein powder (about 29 grams each)*
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup plain 0% greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • Add-ins: see above for ideas

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine oats, protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt.
  3. In a separate bowl combine eggs, vanilla extract, applesauce, greek yogurt, coconut oil, honey and almond milk.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine.
  5. Grease a muffin pan very well with coconut oil.
  6. Divide batter evenly among muffin tin.
  7. Stir in toppings of choice into each one.**
  8. Sprinkle hemp seeds evenly across cups.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes (mine took 18 minutes).
  10. Let cool for 20 minutes before removing to cool completely.
  11. Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days. See freezer instructions above.

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101 Comments

  1. I have made a batch of these every week for the last month – they’re easy, tasty, and give me the basic recipe proportions so that I can change them up a little each time. Bottom line, thank you for sharing this awesome, time-saving breakfast idea!

    1. Aw I’m so happy to hear that! I’m working on a dairy-free version so I’ve had a bunch of testers laying around that I’ve been munching on. Glad you love them!

  2. I was worried about the batter because it was very liquidy…but at 21 minutes they came out okay! A little more chewy than my go to oatmeal muffins (which are half oatmeal half whole wheat flour) but they are still good. Protein and nut free! Just what I need for nutrition break with my decaf at school!

    1. I’ve made these before and they were delicious. I’m now dairy and egg free (fingers crossed just temporarily) and was wondering if I could sub flax eggs and coconut yogurt for the eggs and Greek yogurt? I’ve never baked with vegan yogurt before…

  3. Hi there! These cuffins are excellent! For those of you asking about the nutritional facts, here what I came with: (for the protein powder, I used Vega Protein vanilla with 15 g of proteins/scoop… Which might explain why I only got 8g of protein/cup. I also didn’t have any hemp seeds on hand.)
    So 148 cal per “cuffins” ; 4.5g of fat; 19g of carbs; 8g of proteins.
    Thanks for the recipe!!!

    1. I haven’t tried it myself but you could try some ground up rolled oats (oat flour) in place. But again I’ve never tested it. Let me know if you have any luck!

  4. Ive tried to find nutritional info for these muffins , I other than 11grams of protein each , could you tell us how many calories, fat, carbohydrate ,sugar levels?