Everyday Cauliflower Steel Cut Protein Oats

2 Cups
27 min

Cauliflower Steel Cut Protein Oats: A high-protein oatmeal made with a hidden cup of cauliflower rice for added bulk, veggie intake and nutrition! It’s my everyday breakfast and might just turn into yours too.

Why “everyday”? Because I have steel cut oats with protein powder each and every day for breakfast. Yes, every day without fail. So much so, that when I went on a business trip to Orlando a last year, I cooked 5 days worth of oats and took it with!

And because I love it so much, I add riced cauliflower in there to give it extra bulk because it doesn’t change the taste one bit, but adds more nutritional benefit.

How’d I go about this part on that trip? Packed my mini 1½ cup food chopper in my suitcase and bought a head of cauliflower on the way to my hotel.

Everyday Cauliflower Steel Cut Protein Oats
Recipe details
  • 2  Cups
  • Prep time: 2 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 27 min
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  • ¼ cup Steel Cut Oats, Dry, 45g, or 1 cup cooked: 234g
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 1 cup Cauliflower Florets, Chopped, 107g
  • 1 scoop Protein Powder, 30g, about ⅓ cup
Add-ins and Toppings:
  • Chocolate/Chocolate Chips
  • Nuts
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Fresh Fruit - Banana, Berries
Cook Oats
Bring water to boil in a saucepan.
Stir in the oats and bring to a boil again.
Cover with a lid, reduce heat to a low simmer, and let cook 20 minutes (or longer if needed) until soft and creamy. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking.
If oats get too thick, add water to thin it out.
Prepare Cauliflower:
Pulse cauliflower in a food processor and until finely ground into “rice” form.
Transfer to a bowl, cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on high for about 30 seconds.
Add cauliflower and protein powder to oats and stir gently with folding motions (you don't want to make it mushy!). Add water 1 Tbsp at a time to thin.
Re-heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Top with all your favorites and serve hot!
  • Storage: Cool oats completely before storing. Add cauliflower and protein powder only when serving. Optionally, portion out into individual serving sizes. Fridge: In an airtight container for 1 week. Freezer: In an airtight container for about 3 months. Thaw overnight before consuming.
Haylee Jane Monteiro
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