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!

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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. 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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46 thoughts on “Butterfinger Protein Oatmeal”

  • This oatmeal was really tasty and I like that it is quickly thrown together. Just keep a close eye (like it says to) so the oatmeal doesn’t overflow in the microwave! I bet heath toffee bits on top would be delish. I’ll definitely make this again!

    • That’s so funny! I just came on to leave my review. I made mine with heath toffee bits since I had no chocolate chips. Delicious!

    • Wow! This was so delicious!!! Was a little skeptical when there was still a lot of liquid when I took it out of the microwave but everything blended so nicely together and tasted amazing. Definitely will curb a sweet tooth.

  • When I need a treat or something sweet this is my go to! It’s thick and delicious and full of protein so I don’t feel too bad about adding extra chocolate chips!

  • I was so skeptical of these….I hate sugar free flavored things, and protein powder is something I enjoy occasionally. But holy cow these proats are TO. DIE. FOR. they are so dang good. I could eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner 😂 mason nailed it with these!

  • I love this oatmeal breakfast. It’s easy to make at work and so good and filling. I have it at least 3! Times a week!

  • These got me out of a breakfast rut. Seriously tastes just like a butterfinger and so quick to make. I was out of PB2 so I used about 2 tsp of regular peanut butter and it still turned out perfect. Thank you for your recipes Mason!

  • This is my new favorite way to eat oatmeal!!! So filling and sooooo good!! I use the PE Science Cake Pop protein powder and it’s delicious!

  • Love these proats! These are like a sweet treat to wake up to in the morning. I added a little extra water so they weren’t as thick, but that’s just personal preference. Looking forward to trying them with a different flavor of pudding.

  • Delicious, dessert-like breakfast!! I’ve played with the proportions and did find a way to add egg white and keep protein high while reducing the protein powder so it’s not quite as sweet. I find adding the protein powder after it’s completely cooked results in a very creamy texture. Absolutely wonderful!!!!! I wake up looking forward to breakfast every day! Thx Mason for all your great recipes!!!

  • I think I just found my new breakfast for work. So tasty! I mixed my oats and milk together in a mason jar at home and then put all the other ingredients in a separate container to stir in after heating. Turned out perfectly!

  • This was amazing! Love quick oatmeal recipes. I also tried this with different pudding flavours and it turns out delicious and thick and creamy everytime! ⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars

  • This recipe is awesome. The perfect amount of sweeteness and creaminess- great for when you’re counting calories. I do find it to be a tad thick for my liking, so I like to add a splash of almond milk to thin it out. Definitely on repeat for me

  • I’ve been making this for quite some time now. I use the cake pop PEScience powder instead of vanilla. The addition of chocolate chips is a must! I couldn’t find butterscotch jello pudding in stores so i ordered it fairly cheap off amazon.

  • this recipe is so tasty! i’ve even used the same ingredients (minus the oats) to make a delicious “butterfinger” protein shake! I love it!

  • It was like having dessert for breakfast. I added 35g of oats and some water to give me a little more. Such a filling breakfast and easy to meal prep.

  • I have had this breakfast on REPEAT for the past two weeks (tighter together participant over here 👋🏼). It is so convenient, delicious, and the macros are great to work with. Highly recommend!

  • Butterfinger Proats! AMAZING! I’m counting macros right now and eat these everyday! Twice on high carb days. I love how easy it is to make and how it easily fits in my macros!

  • Holy cow these are AMAZING!!! I have to hide them from my kids when I make a bow full! One of my favorite recipes of Mason’s and super easy. I have only used regular chocolate chips since I couldn’t find mini, they get melts anyway and basically mix in.

  • Love these oats! They are delicious as both hot oats and as overnight oats. I usually make them as overnight oats for an easy breakfast during the week., and eat them hot on the weekends. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

  • Delicious! This shouldn’t taste as good as it does for those macros. I make this often as an afternoon snack and have tried it with PE Science Peanut Butter Cookie for an added peanut butter flavor as well as the cake pop flavor. All work well. I have played around with different protein powder flavors and sugar free pudding mix flavors while keeping the ratios the same just to get a little variety. So good!

  • I have used this recipe every morning since I found it! I don’t always add the jello,but I use to dread my oatmeal,and now I look forward to it! Sometimes depending on my macros for the day I sub out chocolate for blueberries!!! Your recipes have changed my life in a good way! I wish you so much success because you deserve it!

  • I ran out of milk a few days ago and used water in this recipe instead. I was worried it would make it a little bland, but it was still so good! Dessert and breakfast in one, what could be better?

  • I make these all the time and adjust the portion depending on how hungry I am. I love adding caramel walden farms and extra peanut butter as a topping 🙂

  • This was the first “proats” of any kind that I’ve tried. Honestly, I was shocked at how delicious it was. It’s practically a dessert! Also, my fiance, who isn’t so keen on trying new, weirder things, actually approved this too! I always look forward to making this. TOTAL SWEET TOOTH SAVER!

  • Make these for breakfast every morning. Ratios are on point and it’s a delicious, filling, breakfast. Sweet and salty and the macros are 👍

  • SO GOOD! I tried half chocolate chips and half butterscotch chips and it turned out so dang awesome. A go to oatmeal recipe for sure.

  • I love oatmeal in the morning and I love this recipe because it allows me to start the day getting my protein in. I was so surprised how long I stayed full for after eating this for breakfast! I immediately went on Amazon and bulk purchased Sugar-free Butterscotch pudding mix! LOL

    Sometimes if I want the added fats and a creamer texture, I use real peanut butter. Also, I love egg whites in my oats so sometimes I cut the protein powder in half and replace with egg whites.

  • after seeing this recipe numerous times on instagram I knew I had to try it and let me tell u I am NOT disappointed. I didn’t have PB2 so I just opted for real PB and it was still delicious!!! a little higher in calories tho but worth it every time

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE. I used regular oats cause I tend to like their texture better. Also used chocolate peanut butter protein cause that’s all I had, so it kind of leaves an odd protein taste because it’s a cheaper brand but other than that this recipe is amazing. The pudding makes a world of difference

  • so good! and definitely easy to scale up the recipe and have it for the week. reheats well if you add some extra almond milk before microwaving!

  • My favorite way to eat oatmeal now! I actually use chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla and skip the chocolate chips as this normally fits my macros better. Sweet & satisfying!

  • I’ve made my own version of these oats a couple different ways, but each time I practically lick the bowl clean. I have a hard time with the texture of oatmeal and finishing it, so for me to CRAVE these oats for breakfast or a snack says something.

    This morning I made it with 1/4 cup of oats, 1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 23 g (1 scoop) of Orgain peanut butter protein powder, dash of cocoa powder, and topped it off with 1 tbs of BUTTERSCOTCH morsels. The macros are pretty similar at C 30 F 8 and P 13. When I have PB2 own hand I’ll put that in as well, and it gives it a little protein boost. And I use whatever flavor protein I’m into that day.

    A great breakfast or snack option, with good macros that fills you up and satisfies a sweet tooth. Definitely give it a try!

  • As a post-bariatric surgery patient, I find it hard to get the required amount of protein into my day and still have room for fiber and other important nutrients. This recipe is delicious, and helps me meet that goal. Although I can’t eat a whole serving at once, it still gives me a decent amount of protein and fiber in each serving.

  • Here I sit, 5 minutes before I turn 41, wondering where this recipe has been all my life. I had mixed protein into oats one other time and hated it. I am living for this recipe. I used Snickers protein so it’s basically a party in my mouth right now.

  • I made these proats for the first time and I’m in heaven! It tasted like a heavenly pudding and was perfect after my lifting session! Used ISO100 protein powder.

  • I’m a big overnight oats fan for meal prep purposes and decided to try this that way. It definitely tastes like a candy bar! I do think it would be better warm though. If I try it again cold, I’ll probably do 6 g of the pudding powder and add an extra tbsp or two of milk (it was SUUUUUPER thicc). Think this would be amazing warm but def a little more liquid for overnight oat purposes

  • This is such a quick, satisfying and delicious breakfasts for weekdays! I have even prepared it the night before (sans chocolate chips) and heated in the morning-still turns out perfect every time!

  • I make this stuff all the time. It’s easy to manipulate this recipe however you need to. Don’t need the extra protein? Leave the protein powder out. Change out the pudding flavor for added variety. We love the SF Cheesecake pudding mix with the PB2. So good, even my kids eat it!

  • These are amazing! I have made them 3 times this week! I think it’s worth noting that the cook time/size bowl you use can make a difference (slightly) in consistency. While I devoured them each time, it worked out better in a smaller but deeper bowl. A regular cereal bowl prob would work if you cut the cook time down a bit.

  • This recipe is amazing! definitely helps with my sweet tooth!! I tried it initially with bigger rolled outs and it turned out way to thick ( I didn’t adjust the volume of liquid) but this time I used the quick oats and it turned out absolutely perfect 🙂 Thanks mason for another great recipe

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