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:
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. Okay, that’s it. You’ll find the printable recipe card below.
- 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
- Microwave the oats and milk for 90 seconds, watching for overflow. Different bowl sizes may affect cook time.
- Add the protein powder, PB2, and pudding mix and stir well.
- 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