Butterfinger Proats

Butterfinger Proats

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All your favorite Butterfinger flavors stuffed into a bowl of protein oatmeal with 21 grams of protein and only 252 calories per bowl.

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!

butterfinger protein oatmeal recipe

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.

butterfinger proats recipe

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 recipe
4.82 from 54 votes

Butterfinger Proats (Protein Oatmeal)

A Butterfinger inspired recipe for protein oatmeal. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword proats, protein oatmeal
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 252 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff



  1. Microwave the quick oats and milk for 90 seconds (watch for overflow). 

  2. Add the protein powder, PB2, and pudding mix and stir well. Top with chocolate chips. Dig in!

Nutrition Facts
Butterfinger Proats (Protein Oatmeal)
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Protein 21g42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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38 thoughts on “Butterfinger Proats”

  • 5 stars
    One of my favorite sweet breakfast choices. It’s so nice to have something to break up the routine of egg whites in the morning! I use old fashioned oats and cook them longer–same result and still a quick breakfast!

  • 5 stars
    So I am officially obsessed with oatmeal! Overnight oats have become my obsession so when I saw these I was so excited. Even though these weren’t meant to be overnight oats I like to break rules every now and then so I made these the night before and ate them the next morning. All I have to say is WOW! They were delicious!! I promise they taste like a butter finger candy bar. The mix of the PB2 and the sugar free butterscotch jello was amazing! If you are a oatmeal fan make this combo. You won’t regret it!!

  • 5 stars
    I admittedly have a proats obsession, but these are my FAVORITE! This is my breakfast most mornings! I love to dip an apple in this on days I have carbs left. SO yummy!

  • 5 stars
    This a go to for fast breakfast…love it. I have uses several flavors of pudding mixes and they all taste great!

  • 5 stars
    Not sure if these taste like butterfinger or cookie dough! Either way they were yummy. These def will be going into my breakfast eoaration!

  • 5 stars
    Okay…I have always loved proats. But I’m more of a okay here’s my 1/2 cup of oats & let me throw a scoop of chocolate protein powder in there and call it good. Well that is until I tried these!! These butterfinger protein oats are so good!! I like to use 1/2 cup of sys because that’s what I’m use to in the morning. I keep the other amounts of ingredients the same and still get a great flavor. I have found that I prefer to mix the PB2 with some water and drizzle it on top of the oats! Outstanding recipe, excited to try more!

  • 5 stars
    I have to admit I was skeptical of this one despite all of the great reviews, until I made it. AMAZING!! No other word to describe it. If you haven’t tried this one, you’re missing out. Go make it now!!

  • 5 stars
    If you haven’t tried these yet, I’m telling you… drop whatever it is you’re doing and get in the kitchen. I made this recipe for the first time yesterday, and I loved it so much that I already prepped little baggies of the containers so I can make it every single day with ease.

  • 5 stars
    After seeing these on IG I had to try them and holy moly did they NOT disappoint. These are fantastic. I had an incredibly filling meal ready in about 2 minutes. So delicious! I used Bowmar nutrition protein hot chocolate and skipped the chocolate chips . I also had to sub cheesecake fat free jello because that’s all I had. But it was still amazing!!!

  • These are top notch!! I added 100g of riced cauliflower (blended with a bit of water) and it was DELICIOUS! So much volume! I’ve also experimented with PEScience Peanut butter cookie protein and it is equally delicious. Mason, your recipes ROCK!

  • 5 stars
    These are so freaking good. I saw this recipe posted on Instagram and had to make it. I actually prefer overnight oats, so I mixed all the ingredients (except protein powder because I don’t have any) and refrigerated overnight. In the morning I added the chocolate chips and microwaved for a short time so that the oats were still cold but the chips melted enough to mix in. I just started doing weight watchers recently and this is a good lower point option for me. I have also made these the way the recipe calls for them to be heated, but I just prefer cold oats 🙂 10/10 will continue to make these for breakfast

  • 5 stars
    I love these so much! I have made it several times and they never disappoint. It’s good using 40g of oats as well. Definitely satisfied my seeet tooth and got one of my best friends hooked on them too!

  • I’ve made these countless times!! So delicious. I also got a few of my friends hooked on them. I have to be honest, I haven’t tried them with sugar free jello but there’s an unopened box waiting until I finish the other. I’ve tried this with steel cut oats and they’re my fave. They have the best texture!!

  • 5 stars
    OMG these are the absolute best! I cross my fingers on the weekends that my husband doesn’t want to make breakfast so I can eat more proats. I prep them ahead of time for the week and always add a few pecans!

  • 5 stars
    I am basically in a dedicated relationship with oatmeal, so I am always excited to discover new ways to pimp my oats. Let me tell ya, this recipe is killer for anyone with a sweet-tooth! It basically tastes like you’re eating cake 🙂 I have mixed oats with protein powder before, but adding the jello mix and PB powder really puts it over the top flavor-wise. Oats don’t have to be boring so definitely give this a try!

  • 5 stars
    I absolutely love these. They are a standby for me. I’ve snuck some oat bran in place some of the oatmeal for extra fiber and if I have the macros, I add extra chocolate chips.

  • 5 stars
    I wish I was kidding when I say I make these almost every morning….and sometimes for lunch and dinner too! These taste phenomenal and are so easy to make. I usually do 1/4 cup oats and 3/4 cup of water instead of the almond milk. Since I don’t have much problem getting my protein in throughout the day, I usually omit the protein powder and they still taste phenomenal!!

    • 5 stars
      OMG so good!!!!!I used cheesecake flavour mix and sugar free chocolate chips and can’t get enough of this!!!!!
      Making this again tmr!!!
      Ty Mason for always being so creative:))

  • 5 stars
    so much for oatmeal being a boring breakfast food! these proats taste amazing! quick, inexpensive and nice and filling. i tried them with cashew milk as well and it didn’t affect anything about the taste

  • 5 stars
    I got nothing but love for these oats 😍😍😍😍 I used bowmar phc in place of the protein powder and chocolate chips and it was amazing! Very rich and creamy, and made me feel like I was eating dessert for breakfast! This will definitely be added to my breakfast routine!

  • 5 stars
    Made this with old fashioned oats. Had to cook them a little longer in the microwave, but the finished product is 10/10! So good! Don’t sleep on this one!

  • Love this recipe! I made it every Saturday before my long runs. I substituted ON chocolate peanut butter casein for the protein and upped the almond milk a bit.

  • I had been eating s’mores proats daily until I tried this… and now I eat butterfinger proats daily. I adapted the recipe to prep and bring into work too!

  • 5 stars
    These proats are probably my all time favorite! I have it almost every night before I go to bed. I did change the recipe slightly, instead of using PEScience vanilla and PB2 I replaced it with PEScience peanut butter and honey oatmeal protein powder. Finally I top it off with white chocolate chips. I honestly can’t get enough!

  • 5 stars
    These were delicious! I had to make a couple substitutions since I did not have the butterscotch pudding, I used chocolate and also some chocolate protein powder. So they were more of a chocolate peanut butter flavor and I can get down with that!

  • 5 stars
    This is now, hands down, my favorite way to eat oatmeal! I have never loved a bowl of oatmeal before, but this is a super easy way to sneak in some good post-workout protein + carbs and NOT hate it!

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