Last Updated on February 9, 2023 by Lori Geurin
Do you enjoy eating breakfast foods at any time of day? Because I’m doing intermittent fasting, I’m often hungry for breakfast foods even if I eat my first meal of the day at 1:00 in the afternoon.
Oatmeal And The Days Of Yore
To me, oatmeal is comfort food. I have fond memories of my mom or dad cooking a big pot of oatmeal with raisins and butter. Sometimes we would put brown sugar in it. And we always topped it with creamy milk.
When my husband and I were first married I found it interesting that he had never heard of putting milk on his oatmeal. He thought it was strange that anyone would. And I was perplexed as to why anyone wouldn’t add milk.
Ah, young love…
In my mind oatmeal goes with milk, as peanut butter goes with jelly. Consequently, I’ve tried eating oatmeal without milk, but can’t stomach it. I have some texture issues and oatmeal without milk is one of them!
Can you say, “gloppy mush”? But, I digress…
Oatmeal is full of fiber and healthy whole grains. If you are on a gluten-free eating plan you might be interested to know oats are gluten-free. But please be aware that you must read the side of the package to make sure the oatmeal was processed in a gluten-free facility.
Over the years I have eaten my oats with different toppings including chopped apples, pecans, walnuts, almonds, blueberries, strawberries, butter or coconut oil, raisins, or if I really want to indulge, brown sugar.
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Protein Oatmeal Recipe
I like adding protein to my oats. This essential element satisfies even the hungriest appetite. Best of all, the added protein gives you satiety.
There are many forms of protein that make healthy additions. My wise husband likes to add a scoop of peanut butter to his. And, really, how could something as delicious as rich, creamy peanut butter not be a plus?
Nuts and seeds are also a good source of protein. Nuts have also been shown to increase longevity.
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Or, you can add whey protein powder, like the one I used to make My Favorite Peanut Butter Protein Shake.
In addition, you could add a dollop of Greek yogurt for the added protein and essential probiotics.
Currently, this is my favorite way to eat them:
My Favorite Protein Oatmeal With Coconut And Almonds
- 1/2 cup dry Steelcut oats or Old Fashioned oats
- 1 cup water
- 1/16 cup dried cranberries or cherries
- 1/2 scoop whey protein powder OR vegan protein powder
- 1/8 cup milk
- cinnamon, to taste
- liquid Stevia, to taste
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- Mix the first four ingredients.
- Cook this mixture either on the stovetop or in the microwavable bowl, per package directions.
- After oats are cooked, stir in milk, if desired.
- Add cinnamon and/or stevia to taste.
- Top with coconut flakes and slivered almonds.
Feel free to add pecans or walnuts instead of the almonds. Enjoy!
My Favorite Protein Oatmeal With Coconut And Almonds
Serves: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 26.2 g||40%|
|Saturated Fat 9.6 g||45%|
|Cholesterol 35 mg||11.7%|
|Sodium 52 mg||2.2%|
|Total Carbohydrate 33.1 g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 10.4 g||40%|
|Sugars 6.5 g|
|Protein 24.3 g|
|Vitamin A||Vitamin C|
|Calcium 200 mg||Iron 4 mg|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
LoriGeurin.com | Wellness For Life
I hope you enjoy the recipe!
What is your favorite way to eat oatmeal? With or without milk?
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2 thoughts on “Protein Oatmeal Recipe With Coconut And Almonds”
I too am hypo and was told I drop drastically in a short time…I cannot talk properly, fingers tingle, light headed and brain fog…and definitely agree with the glucose test…I thought I was going to die lol…I work strange shifts of 10hr days and 14hr nights so I am trying to figure out how to work this in my schedule…I guess my best bet is on time off when it’s not so important to be on the ball at all times…I thoroughly enjoyed your article and the info you provide…in the past I have neglected fasting due to the reports online about hypoglycemics…I am now a little excited on giving it a try…I ate my oatmeal at 10am and it’s now only 12:30 and am absolutely starving and feeling the effects of hypo…it is so confusing.
Anyway, I simply came on the comments just to say how I make my oatmeal most of the days lol
I grew up using milk not water to make oatmeal…it is much creamier and palatable…I put in blueberries, coconut oil and hemp hearts, with a little brown sugar…I rarely change it up but do once in awhile.
Looking forward to reading more of your article 🙂
I’m sorry to hear that you’re dealing with hypoglycemia…It can really interfere with your everyday life, as I’m sure you know. And I’m sure working different shifts can be extra challenging.
Have you read my article, “How Intermittent Fasting Cured My Hypoglycemia”? If not you might find it to be a good starting point.
I’m not gonna lie, it wasn’t easy the first couple of days/early weeks. I transitioned VERY slowly to give my body time to adjust, but I’ve been intermittent fasting for a few years now and can honestly say that it has cured my hypoglycemia and there is no turning back because I love how it makes me feel so much!
I’m so happy you’re here, Dianne and I’m happy to answer any questions you might have along your journey! Feel free to email me at email@example.com. I love your oatmeal recipe and agree that using milk makes is so much creamier! Thanks so much for reading and sharing. I hope to hear from you soon! X, Lori