The Best Chocolate Pumpkin, Egg White Oatmeal

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You can add many things to this egg white oatmeal. I added pumpkin and chocolate and wasn’t disappointed! Try this recipe for the best, fluffy, high protein, chocolate pumpkin egg white oatmeal.

Fluffy pumpkin egg white oatmeal

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Why add egg whites to oatmeal?

I saw people doing this on Youtube; adding egg whites to their cooked oatmeal. Some people call this recipe Proats (Protein-oats). Although, for the most part, I think what most people are calling proats is when they mix protein powder into their oatmeal.

Beyond everyone saying the egg white oatmeal was so creamy and delicious, I couldn’t help but ask why do it in the first place? What’s the point?

I like cooked eggs, and I like cooked oatmeal, so combining them to me felt like I’d be eating the same amount of food, but missing out on the scrambled eggs- since all I’d be tasting was the oats.

And now that I’ve tried it, I have a few good reasons why I’d do it again! I’ll be making pumpkin egg white oatmeal again soon.

  1. Some people, like my friend I run with, actually don’t like eggs! She wants to eat them, because I’m always bragging about how good they are for you, and how egg whites are such an easy and cheap way to get your protein in. So for her, this is the perfect solution!
  2. It’s gentle on the stomach. The first time I tried it, was simply because I was going on a long run. I don’t like to eat too much, and generally I’ll just eat oatmeal or a banana. But, I wanted to get in some protein before the run to see if I performed better. I won’t say I performed better, but the egg white oatmeal was perfect for my pre-run fuel.
  3. It increases the protein of your typical breakfast. Perhaps the biggest reason people add egg whites to their cooked oatmeal, is simply to add more protein! {I’ve got a printable list of my favorite protein foods here}
  4. It’s so fluffy and creamy! Already, I double the water (sometimes triple) to make oatmeal, because the volume really does double! (a trick I learned from Hungry-Girl!

How I make Egg White Oatmeal

So, admittedly, I’ve only made this 5-6 times. A few times with pumpkin, and a few times with blueberries. But, I learned everything from this Quaker recipe for fluffy egg white oatmeal.

I’ve made the egg white oatmeal in the microwave, as well as on the stove top. Both worked great, and the results were identical to me.

The simple steps to Egg White Oatmeal are:

  • Cook your oats, in the microwave or stovetop.
  • Whisk in your egg whites on very low heat.
  • Stir in your topping (like pumpkin or fruit)

Print the full recipe for the fluffy pumpkin egg white oatmeal below!

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The Best Chocolate Pumpkin Egg White Oatmeal

The best, fluffy, high protein, chocolate pumpkin egg white oatmeal.
4.92 from 12 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg white oatmeal, protein oatmeal, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin proats
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 bowl
Calories: 243cal
Author: Amy Roskelley


  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon whipped cream
  • 1 tablespoon semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Cook oats in the microwave with water for one minute, or on the stovetop until liquid is absorbed (about 3 minutes)
  • Remove from microwave to stir and cool for 1-2 minutes. If cooking on the stove, turn the heat to low.
  • In a small bowl, whisk 2 egg whites together. (no yolk!). Slowly stir the egg whites into the cooked oatmeal. Whisk continuously until it's creamy and well mixed.
  • Add the pumpkin and whisk to blend with the oats and egg whites.
  • Return to the microwave and cook for 30 seconds longer, or continue on the stovetop for 1 more minute.
  • Top with whipped cream and chocolate chips!


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 243cal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g
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  1. Hi Amy, can I use steamed pumpkin instead of tinned? Will it be the same amount to use as tinned? And plain yoghurt instead of whipped cream? I don’t like the taste of cream and canned pumpkin is rarely available where I live 😘

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