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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

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.

Keywords: oatmeal with protein powder, oatmeal cups, high-protein oatmeal, protein oatmeal

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98 Comments

  1. These were delicious. I used vanilla premier protein powder 3 scoops, chobani plain greek yogurt, and instead of blueberries I used raisins and they Customizable oatmeal protein muffins turned out excellent, so delicious and yummy. In my fitness pal I added all the ingredients I used and it came to 191 calories each.

  2. What could you use to substitute for the almond milk (coconut milk?)? My daughter has a tree nut allergy. Thanks!

  3. Delicious! I substituted 2 ripe bananas for the applesauce and used mini chocolate chips. Mine need to bake for 30 minutes to become golden brown on top, but they are crazy good.

    1. I forgot to say that I also omit the honey because the bananas are sweet enough and my protein is actually a shake with some sweetness. I add the coconut oil last rather than with the wet ingredients because it hardened up when it hit the cold milk.

  4. Am I just missing your nutritional info? I would really like to see that on your wonderful recipes!

    1. Exactly!! Kinda weird that you would be called the Healthy Maven and not have an Nutritional Info on the recipes….If I have to get it on my own I would make my own recipe 🙂 I guess that’s just me!! (and you, haha)

  5. This recipe is absolutely amazing!! I ate 3 for breakfast and was completely full and satisfied until my lunch. Do you have the nutritional value for per each cup? Or at least the amount of calories in a cup? I appreciate it! Thank you 🙂

  6. I made these today and was really disappointed after reading so many great reviews. I make oatmeal muffins all the time, but they aren’t the healthiest. I thought this would be a great, healthier alternative. I found them to be extremely dense and the center seemed almost slimy. I even tried to put butter on them but just couldn’t eat them, and my family didn’t like them either. This recipe might be too extreme of a switch, we probably need something that’s in between what I usually make and these. I really wanted to like them. 🙁