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Proats: Easy Breakfast Recipe for Protein Oats

Proats: Easy Recipe for Protein Oats
Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay - DagnyWalter

Protein oats, proats for short, make for a tasty and nutritious breakfast. This recipe is easy to make and there’s a vegan option, too.

If you’re looking for a simple but delicious meal for your healthy morning routine, you should definitely give proats a try! The best part? You can add different ingredients for different flavors, so you won’t grow tired of this protein-rich breakfast.

Protein oats are best enjoyed with fresh fruit and a nut spread. For the fruit, pick whatever you prefer so long as it is in season in your region. Berries, apples, pears, peaches, or plums are all great options.

Note: Like overnight oats, you’ll need to prepare protein oats the night before you want to have them for breakfast.

Protein Oats Recipe with Buttermilk and Yogurt

Proats Recipe
This recipe uses dairy products like yoghurt and buttermilk. For the vegan option, look down below. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay - Didgeman)

Ingredients for one serving of proats

  • 2 handfuls rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. beet syrup
  • 1 cup greek yogurt or cottage cheese
  • 1 handful fruit of your choosing
  • 1 tbsp. nut spread (e.g. almond or peanut butter)


  1. Add oats to a small bowl or mason jar. Stir in buttermilk and beet syrup, then add the yogurt. Cover the bowl or jar with a plate or lid and put it in the fridge to soak overnight.
  2. In the morning, cut up the fruit and add it to your proats, along with a nut spread of your choosing.

If you’ve been thinking about going vegan, the vegan proats recipe below is a great way to try out some alternatives. You only need to swap out a few ingredients.

Vegan Option with Protein Powder and Nuts

Vegan Proats
Vegan proats are made with protein powder and a dairy-free milk alternative. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay - Jing)

Ingredients for vegan proats

  • 2 handfuls rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. hemp protein powder
  • 2 tbsp. nuts
  • 1 tbsp. beet syrup
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 handful fruit
  • 1 tbsp. nut spread


  1. Add the oats, protein powder and nuts to a small bowl. Stir in beet syrup and oat milk. Cover the bowl and set it in the fridge to soak overnight.
  2. The next morning, cut the fruit into small pieces and add them to your protein oats. Top off with some nut spread and enjoy!

Ingredients for Proats: What you should consider

Proats with Blueberries
You choose what goes into your proats. Are blueberries in season? Go for it! (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay - Beth Thomas)

Whether you are preparing proats, a vegan apple pie or falafel. We recommend buying organic products whenever possible. Organic dairy farms are subject to strict regulations regarding the use of pesticides and hormones and they are more concerned with animal welfare. So, in buying certified organic products, you support ecological farming practices and you can avoid food that has been treated with synthetic pesticides. This is good for both the environment and your health.

This article was translated from German to English by Sharon Hodge. You can view the original here: Proats: Einfaches Rezept für Proteinfrühstück

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