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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? These Butterfinger proats pack all the great Butterfinger flavors into a nice and neat bowl of oatmeal.
In case you’re unfamiliar with proats or protein oatmeal, they’re 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 These Butterfinger 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 use unsweetened almond milk because it’s a step up from water and adds nutrients like calcium to the mix while only adding 10-15 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.
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. Usually, I have suggestions for ingredient swaps but in this case, the butterscotch pudding is difficult to replace. One possibility could be something like this sugar free butterscotch syrup. If you go this route, you could add a bit more protein powder to thicken your proats all the same.
All right, that’s all the ingredient notes I have for you. Happy proating! If you try these out, be sure to tag me on Instagram with a snapshot of your creation.
Butterfinger Proats (Protein Oatmeal)
A Butterfinger inspired recipe for protein oatmeal.
- 1/4 C (20g) Quick Oats
- 1/2 C (120mL) Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2/3 scoop (21g) PEScience 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 quick oats and milk for 90 seconds (watch for overflow).
Add the protein powder, PB2, and pudding mix and stir well. Top with chocolate chips. Dig in!
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