Thick and creamy luscious protein oats served up banana split style with a chocolate protein drizzle and speedy fresh raspberry jam. Nature’s sprinkles add a final pop of colour and flavour…bee pollen and cacao nibs for the win!
A simple bowl of oats… it doesn’t happen very often around here. There is nothing better than thick and creamy oats with just a bit of residual bite, packed with extra protein to give them some more staying power. I love using a combination of egg whites and whey protein concentrate to create the best texture and voluminous bowl of oats ever. Pulsin’s Whey Protein Concentrate is by far the best when it comes to adding protein to my oats. I have used the rice and it definitely works as a substitute, but the creamy texture of the Whey Concentrate wins me over every time.
I had a little dream about these oats and just had to make it come true. I just love the combination of oats with jam, but not just any jam, my quick speedy faux jam made with frozen raspberries, a little water and stevia drops in under 20 minutes. You can of course make a bigger amount and store leftovers in the fridge to have on standby a few days running.
The chocolate drizzle makes these oats all the more dessert like and of course the banana is what makes it a banana split so you couldn’t possibly leave it out! I do however like to give everything a thorough mingle before digging in, but that of course would not a pretty picture make!
I’m actually going to record how I make my protein oats for the YouTube channel over the weekend as I know a lot of people worry about adding the egg white, or messing up the mixing in of the protein powder. Everyone likes their oats differently but I’m sure there are a fair few that would agree that thick is oatmeal is were it’s at. I couldn’t possibly enjoy a bowl of “soupy” oatmeal. It just doesn’t sound appealing! The thickness is what gives it the comfort stick to the ribs factor.
This extravagant bowl of oats is carb loaded, perfect for restoring that muscle glycogen post workout, though best devoured a couple of hours after just because of the high fat content – purely from the cacao nibs and cacao powder, as well as little from the oats themselves and whey protein concentrate.
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Banana Split Protein Oats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: boil breakfast dessert snack gluten-free paleo nut-free soy-free sugar-free vegetarian oats
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 60g (1/3 cup) gluten free rolled oats
- 1 cup (250ml) boiling water
- 1/4 cup (60ml) egg whites
- 30ml (2 tbsp) unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp (10g) Pulsin Whey Protein Concentrate
- 5 drops liquid stevia
- Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 small (100g) ripe banana
- 1 heaped tsp (5g) raw cacao nibs
- 1/2 tsp (2g) bee pollen
Protein Chocolate Drizzle
- 1 tsp (5g) raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp (5g) Pulsin Whey Protein Concentrate
- 2 tsp water
- 2-3 drops liquid stevia
For the Raspberry Jam
- 1/2 cup (100g) frozen raspberries
- 10 drops liquid stevia
- 2 tbsp water
To make the raspberry jam add all ingredients to a pot, stir and bring to the boil. Mash raspberries as they soften and leave to simmer for 15 minutes until reduced by about half. You will have about half leftover; store in the fridge in a seal tight container for up to three days.
Cover oats with boiling water. Bring back the boil. Add stevia, cinnamon and vanilla if using. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the egg whites and stir immediately. Leave to simmer for 2 minutes. If you use fresh egg white as opposed to a liquid egg white from a bottle it is more likely to curdle.
Mix together almond milk and whey protein. Stir mixture through the oats and cook out for 1 more minute.
Place oats into a bowl and set aside; allow to cool for 5 minutes. You can serve these warm but they will thicken further if you allow them to cool a little.
Slice banana in half, scoop thickened oats into the bowl and place down the center.
Mix together water, raw cacao powder, protein and stevia to create the chocolate drizzle.
Drizzle banana split with chocolate protein sauce, add half of the raspberry jam and sprinkle with cacao nibs and bee pollen to serve!