Oatmeal Fluff


We all know how good oats are. 

Oats in a jar, oats with nut butter, oat cookies, oats in granola, oats in smoothies and stovetop oats.

This time, I wanted to fluff up my oats.  I mean really puff those babies up and give them a big head like they deserve.

So here it goes:  Oats + Egg Whites = Fantastically Fluffy Oatmeal


Oatmeal Fluff

2 servings of your favorite oatmeal cooked

4 egg whites

1/4 tsp. cream of tartar

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Make your oatmeal on the stovetop as usual.  I used part milk, water and honey vanilla flavored coffee creamer and McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal.  Beat 4 egg whites, cream of tartar and cinnamon in a medium bowl on high speed until stiff peaks form.  When there is just a little bit of liquid left in your oatmeal on the stovetop, fold in the beaten egg whites and continue to stir while cooking on medium low heat for 3-5 minutes.  Keep stirring until oatmeal gets as thick as you like it.  Spoon into a bowl and serve!

Add sweetener or vanilla/almond extract if desired to flavor your fluffy oats!


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I used part water, part skim milk and part honey vanilla flavored coffee cream liquid as the base for my bowl of oats.

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Beat the 4 egg whites, cinnamon and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form~

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Stir the whipped egg whites in to the cooked oatmeal~

I should have put in some vanilla or almond extract too~Next time!~

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Keep stirring and stirring until the oatmeal reaches your desired consistency~

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Can you see the egg whites in the oats?  Puffed it up alright!

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The oatmeal was so light and airy, not heavy and thick like oatmeal sometimes is~

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I should have drizzled on some nut butter or something, but this just tasted really good as is!

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I have OATMEAL fever.  Do you?


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I love pomegranates on my oats!


I know there are a ton of toppings to put on a bowl of oats, but if you could only choose 1 thing to put on your oatmeal bowl, what would it be?

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16 Responses to Oatmeal Fluff

  1. I’ve been slowlllly coming out of my oatmeal phase. When it gets warmer I want a cooler breakfast! But i eat oats EVERY day in the winter 🙂

  2. Wow! I never would’ve thought about egg whites in oatmeal. Sounds delicious!

  3. Jenny says:

    I still don’t know why I haven’t done this considering I eat oatmeal every morning lol If I could choose one thing it would have to be nut butter 😀

  4. This looks AMAZING! Bookmarked 🙂

  5. No way! Oatmeal Fluff?!?!?! I love it! 😀

  6. Meri says:

    I’ve seen this time and time again but never tried it because I’m always afraid the eggs won’t get cooked or something! but this is a really thorough how-to, I SHOULD be able to figure it out…

  7. Jess says:

    Great idea!
    PB definitely my topping of choice.

  8. simplyshaka says:

    I like oats but really only eat them on the weekend when I have time to make it on the stovetop. I’ve heard about eggwhites in oatmeal but it kinda skeeves me out when I’ve heard about it. But now I see the visual and yours are gorgeous!

  9. I go through streaks! I LOVE oatmeal anyday all day but I usually only have it for breakfast and lately I’ve been enjoying cinnamon crunch cheerios for breakfast. Ooooh yeah! 🙂

    I’m loving the fluff idea!

  10. Yummm this sounds delicious! I am eating oatmeal right now. And yes, I definitely have oatmeal fever too! I actually just did an oatmeal series on my blog 🙂 http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/healthy/oatmeal-7-ways

  11. says:

    Is the egg whites taste strong? Or can you not taste them?

  12. I have no idea why I just can’t be down with the egg whites in oatmeal? For some reason it really weirds me out! Although everyone raves about it… weird…

  13. ohshineon says:

    would have never thought of that! does it taste pretty different from regular oatmeal?

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