Thursday, July 24, 2014

RECIPE :: Chocolate Egg White Oatmeal

SO VERY excited about my recent discovery!!!
Seriously, why have I not heard of this before??? Am I living under a rock?  There are all kinds of variations of Egg White Oatmeal out there, did you know that??!?!? I did NOT. BUT...I do now, and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be testing them ALL out, because this one....was DELICIOUS!!!!

My meal plan right now allows me to have a bowl of oatmeal and 4 egg whites for breakfast each morning.  I love eggs, but 4 egg whites every morning....boring!!! boiled, "fried", scrambled....it just gets old, fast.  This is a crazy awesome way to get in that extra protein without actually feeling like you're "eating" egg whites! TRUST ME on this one....you NEED to try it....it's SO good!
SO GOOD!
You can thank me later!

Step 1:  Add 1/4, 1/3, or 1/2 cup regular- Not Quick Cooking- oats to a bowl or mug (however much you want to eat!)
Step 2: Add enough water to cover the oats plus another centimeter of water on top of them
Step 3: Microwave 1 minute (this may vary depending on your microwave but basically you just want to soften the oats a bit and get rid of some water but still have a goopy bowl of oats)
Step 4: Add 1 packet of Stevia and whatever other flavorings you like- I added 1 heaping tbs cocoa powder, a sprinkle of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and a little maple syrup- ANYTHING GOES!  Stir it up in the oats- it should be a gooey, liquidy, consistency
Step 5: Add 1/2-3/4 cup liquid egg whites
Step 6: Stir to incorporate the gooey oats with the liquid egg whites- the mixture should be super thin and watery.
Step 7: Microwave 2 minutes or until the mixture is less gooey.  If you microwave longer, it turns into a cake-like consistency and you can dump it onto a plate and eat it like a cake! 
Step 7: Once out of the microwave- stir it a lot.  The egg whites will have solidified most of the way but once you stir it up, they break down into the same consistency as the oatmeal and I SWEAR you can’t tell it’s not just an entire bowl of oatmeal- I PROMISE!!!
Step 8:  Add anything else you want!  PB, Fruit, Almond butter, Almond milk, more fruit, chocolate chips , chia seeds, basically anything goes.

Try it and let me know how it goes!
Some tips***
  • Make sure to microwave the oats first before you add the egg whites- if you don’t, you just get a solid block of egg whites with crunchy oats scattered throughout and it’s gross
  • It’s easier to mix in stevia, cocoa powder, and whatever other flavoring BEFORE you add in the liquid egg whites.  If you do the cocoa powder- the oats will look and taste like brownie batter before you add in the egg whites.
  • You can add as much or as little egg whites as you like- it doesn’t alter the flavor AT ALL. 
  • Liquid egg whites have been pasteurized so you don’t have to worry about cooking them fully.  You could just drink them if you wanted to but thats gross.

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