High-protein Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Don't get your breakfast from a package—in only 10 minutes you'll be enjoying this protein-packed breakfast.

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
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Forget all that sugar-loaded instant packet oatmeal—you’ll get a healthy dose of 18g of protein from this oatmeal thanks to the skim milk and Greek yogurt. Combined with oats and a touch of sweetener, it’s the perfect post-workout recovery meal your muscles need.

Topping suggestions: sliced banana, pumpkin seeds, granola, raisins, chopped apple.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Calories: 331; protein: 18g; fat: 5g; carbs: 56g; sugar: 29g

Recipe and photo by registered dietitian and certified athletic trainer Dana Angelo White

Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

5 min.

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 4 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 8 tsp maple syrup

In a medium saucepan, combine oats, salt, brown sugar, and milk. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently until thick and creamy. Add yogurt and stir well.

Transfer to bowls, and serve topped with 2 teaspoons of maple syrup and other toppings if desired.