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bowl of oatmeal topped with bananas, peanut butter and hemp seeds
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How To Make The BEST Oatmeal | Stove Top + Microwave

Oatmeal makes a warm, comforting and healthy breakfast. Try adding egg whites and bananas into your oats to create the creamiest, fluffiest oatmeal recipe ever.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: BREAKFAST, gluten free, how-to, oatmeal
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1+1/3 cup water, cold
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter


  • Combine oatmeal, 1/3 cup water, banana and salt in a small pot. Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the remaining 1/3 cup of cold water.
  • Slowly stir in the egg whites, continually stirring until the oats look opaque.
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the oats are creamy, tender and heated through.
  • Serve topped with extra sliced bananas, hemp seeds, and peanut butter. Enjoy!



If you want to cook your oatmeal in the microwave, make one serving at a time.
Combine 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup water, 1/2 chopped banana, and pinch of salt in a microwave safe dish (I like to use these glass spouted cups). 
Cook for one minute in the microwave or until the oats are warmed and softened. DO NOT let the oats boil; they will be too hot and scramble the egg whites.
Slowly stir in 1/4 cup of egg whites and microwave for another minute.  Stir in cinnamon, transfer to a bowl and top with sliced bananas, peanut butter and hemp seeds. Enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg