Oatmeal is one of the best ways you can start your day. Whole grains to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and can help you maintain a healthy weight. Oats are also a good source of iron, fiber, and B vitamins.
This heart-healthy Sugar-Free Cinnamon Swirl Cake Batter Oatmeal recipe comes from Heather at The Soulful Spoon.
She used our new packaged rolled oats to make a fantastic breakfast (we know - we've made it twice so far!). Heather's technique creates a creamy bowl of oats that tastes like a cinnamon-laced cake batter!
Sugar-Free Cinnamon Swirl Cake Batter Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 2 egg whites (92 grams)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup more non-dairy milk
- Cinnamon and any toppings/ additional sweeteners you enjoy
- Add the oats and non-dairy milk into a small pot and stir to incorporate. Put the pot on the stove and bring to a boil with the lid off.
- Just as the oats reach a boil, turn the heat down to medium-high and whisk the egg whites into the oatmeal. Cook 30-45 more seconds, stirring consistently until you see the egg whites begin to foam up.
- Remove from heat and cover the oats with a lid. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
- After the oats have steamed, add the additional 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk and 1 scoop of a vanilla protein powder of your choice. Stir to combine before adding the coconut flour and vanilla. This combination of egg whites, coconut flour, protein powder, and vanilla is what creates the cake batter texture.
- Add a pinch of cinnamon to the top of the oatmeal and, using a fork, create a swirl by dragging the fork away from the center of the oatmeal in a circular motion.
- Enjoy this recipe warm, or you can let it cool in the fridge and enjoy it for dessert, a snack, or just have it the next day!
- Be sure you don't stir the egg whites in when you first start cooking the oats or they'll burn. Stirring them in after the oats reach a boil and then only cooking them for 30 more seconds is the trick for success!
- You may want to add Stevia or other sweetener depending you taste and how sweet your protein powder is.
Click here to read the full blog post and check out Heather's other healthy recipes.