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Butterfinger Protein Oatmeal

There are many uncertainties in today’s world, but I’m certain Butterfingers would be a best candy bar on Earth contender if they didn’t break into 1,000 pieces. I mean, is there a messier candy bar out there? This Butterfinger protein oatmeal, however, packs all the great Butterfinger flavors into a nice and neat bowl of oatmeal.

In case you’re unfamiliar with protein oatmeal (or proats), it’s essentially cooked oatmeal mixed with protein powder and other fixings. In this case, we’ll be accessorizing our proats with butterscotch, chocolate, and peanut butter to mimic the flavors of a Butterfinger.

But unlike a Butterfinger, you’ll find 21 grams of protein inside each bowl of these proats!

How to Make Protein Oatmeal AKA Proats

Making proats is as simple as it sounds. You’ll simply whip up some quick oats with unsweetened almond milk before mixing everything else in.

I like using quick oats because like the name implies, they don’t take long to cook. And I like using skim milk because it’s a step up from water and adds nutrients like calcium to the mix while only adding 40-50 calories per half cup. Feel free to use other types of oats and liquid, though you may need to modify the cook time of the oats.

Once you have cooked oats, you’ll need to throw protein powder, sugar free butterscotch pudding mix, and powdered peanut butter in the mix before topping with mini chocolate chips to let them melt a bit. Yum.

Sugar Free Pudding Mix Notes

If you’re unfamiliar with sugar free pudding mix, it’s typically in the baking aisle or around all the other Jell-O products in the grocery store. If you have trouble finding the sugar free version of the butterscotch flavor, just use the real thing. The recipe only calls for a tablespoon.

Protein Powder Notes

For the protein powder, I used PEScience Select. This is a blend of whey and casein protein. Different proteins may require adjustments to get the right protein oatmeal consistency. As a side note, you can use my affiliate discount code mason to save 15% on PEScience products. You can even order single serving or 5-serving samples to try these Butterfinger proats or other recipes like:

chocolate peanut butter protein oatmeal bake, butterfinger granola, and skillet monkey bread

Can I make overnight oats with this recipe?

The most common question about this recipe is how to make overnight oats. While I haven’t tested the overnight method, other readers have reported mixing everything together and refrigerating overnight does the trick.

I wouldn’t recommend reheating everything together, though. Protein powder, when cooked, will turn your overnight oats into more of an oat cake than gooey oatmeal.

If you have other general questions about making proats, check out my how to make protein oatmeal guide. You’ll also find these Butterfinger proats and four other recipes within the guide. And if you’re looking for more high protein breakfast ideas, I think you’ll dig my Greek yogurt breakfast bowls.

Okay, that’s it. You’ll find the printable recipe card below.

butterfinger protein oatmeal on a spoon

Butterfinger Protein Oatmeal

Yield: 1 Bowl
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

All your favorite Butterfinger flavors—butterscotch, peanut butter, and chocolate—mixed in a bowl of high protein oatmeal.


  • 1/4 C (20g) Quick or Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 C (120mL) Skim Milk (or your choice of liquid)
  • 2/3 scoop (21g) Vanilla Protein Powder*
  • 1 Tbsp (8g) Sugar Free Butterscotch Pudding Mix
  • 1 Tbsp (6g) PB2 or Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp (7g) Mini Chocolate Chips


  1. Microwave the oats and milk for 90 seconds, watching for overflow. Different bowl sizes may affect cook time.
  2. Add the protein powder, PB2, and pudding mix and stir well.
  3. Top with chocolate chips, stir, and dig in!


*I used PEScience Select which a blend of whey and casein. Different protein powders may require slightly different amounts to reach your desired protein oatmeal thickness.

Each bowl of Butterfinger protein oatmeal has 6 WW Smart Points (blue plan).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 Bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 6gCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 21g

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Amy T

Thursday 10th of August 2023

I've had this recipe saved forever and my only regret is waiting so long to make it! These are FIRE!!!! My sweet tooth has been crazy lately and these did the trick .. and filled my belly! I can't wait to try the other proat recipes from the site!


Sunday 17th of July 2022

New favorite evening snack! Comes together so easily. I subbed almond milk for skim and tasted great!


Wednesday 4th of May 2022

Holy mother of oats! This is the best oatmeal recipe I’ve tried so far. Absolutely, the best! Thank you so much for sharing this!

Victoria Dotson

Monday 29th of November 2021

I mean… I could eat this for breakfast or dessert. You will not regret making this recipe. The flavor combination is so good! There are so many different kinds of pudding mix if you don’t like butterscotch. But we love it!


Monday 29th of November 2021

I have been LOVING this recipe! For the past few weeks, I have it at least twice a week. Love how macro-friendly it is with so much flavor, and tastes like a dessert for breakfast :) I do like a "wetter" oatmeal, however, so I will add a little more oat milk after I stir in all of the powders.

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