Almond joy oatmeal is the perfect oatmeal recipe because it is high in protein, takes just 5 minutes to make and has your favorite almond joy candy bar elements: chocolate, coconut and almonds!

I love eating this almond joy oatmeal for breakfast because it’s healthy and loaded with protein. There’s something about the chocolate-coconut-almond combination that I just love! I made a variation of my popular energy bites into healthy almond joy bites because I love the combination so much.

A bowl with almond joy oatmeal topped with coconut, almonds, and chocolate chips.

Why This Recipe Works

  • This recipe takes mere minutes to make. Seriously. A warm, protein-packed (and might I add CRAZY delicious) breakfast in 5 minutes? Sign me up! Forget this almond joy overnight oats stuff — this recipe requires no night-before prep, just delicious ingredients and a microwave.
  • We use toasted coconut to help enrich the coconut flavor and to provide more texture so the coconut isn’t limp.
  • This almond joy oatmeal recipe contains 1 egg white and chocolate protein powder and almond butter, increasing the amount of protein in the dish — the key to a healthy breakfast that keeps you full longer.

Ingredients

Ingredients used to make Almond Joy Oatmeal on a baking sheet.
  • Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats: These are a bit bigger than instant oats or quick oats. Using old-fashioned rolled oats in the almond joy oatmeal will provide a better texture that isn’t as mushy.
  • Egg White: We add 1 egg white to this recipe to not only add protein but to add some depth of flavor and consistency to the oatmeal. Egg whites are high in protein and low in calories — my favorite combination 🙂
  • Almond Butter: Bringing in more protein and adding to that almond joy flavor.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder: Any brand of chocolate protein powder will do. If you don’t have chocolate protein powder, you can use vanilla protein powder and add some cocoa powder to the oatmeal.
  • Sweetened Shredded Coconut: Toasting the shredded coconut will be your favorite thing. I like to toast a lot of shredded coconut and then store it to use later in multiple recipes. You can also use unsweetened shredded coconut if you want to.
  • Sliced Almonds: If I have them on hand, I really love using marcona almonds (chopped). Marcona almonds are a gourmet almond from Spain that has a texture that resembles macadamia nuts.
  • Mini Chocolate Chips: Adding these to the almond joy oatmeal give it the perfect chocolate touch. I like to freeze my mini chocolate chips so that they don’t melt right away when I put them in the oatmeal.

Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Mix the oats, water, and egg white together. Microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir. Then microwave again for 45 seconds. 
A white bowl with cooked rolled oats in it.
  1. Stir in the almond butter. Once the almond butter is mixed in, add the protein powder and stir.
  1. Top with shredded coconut, almonds, and mini chocolate chips. Serve warm.
Brown colored oatmeal in a white bowl.

Expert Tips

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

Almonds: You can use slivered almonds, chopped marcona almonds, chopped almonds, sliced almonds … really anything you have is great!

Protein powder: If you don’t have chocolate protein powder you can use some vanilla protein powder with some cocoa powder. The taste will be different but it will still be good. You’re welcome to add additional protein powder if desired.

Chocolate chips: Looking for a dairy-free almond joy oatmeal? You can substitute cacao nibs for dairy-free option. You can use normal chocolate chips instead of mini — I just like the size of the mini in this dish. I also love to freeze the mini chocolate chips so that they don’t melt as quickly. This is just personal preference though. 

Coconut: To reduce calories, use unsweetened coconut rather than sweetened. 

Egg Whites: Add another egg white for additional texture and protein.

Oatmeal Consistency

Depending on your oatmeal consistency preference, you can use more or less water. I like a creamy oatmeal consistency but not overly runny, so that’s why I have the water at 1/2 cup. If you like a drier or wetter oatmeal, feel free to adjust. Remember, the consistency of the oatmeal will be thicker due to the egg white and almond butter.

A bowl full of Almond Joy Oatmeal topped with sliced almonds, toasted coconut, and chocolate chips.

FAQs

Are oats gluten free?

Oats themselves are gluten free, but some people with celiac disease can still react to oats if the oats have been processed or packaged at a facility that handles products containing gluten.

Is coconut good for you?

Coconut is delicious but some people like to eat it in moderation since it’s high in calories and saturated fat. However, coconut is also high in fiber.

How do you store cooked oatmeal?

Store cooked oatmeal in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Can you heat up overnight oats?

Yes. If you want to maintain the same consistency, add a touch of water or milk before reheating — same thing if you are reheating refrigerated oatmeal that was previously cooked.

A bowl of almond joy oatmeal topped with sliced almonds and choc chips.

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A bowl with almond joy oatmeal topped with coconut, almonds, and chocolate chips.
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5 from 1 vote

Almond Joy Oatmeal

This high protein oatmeal is the best way to start your morning! This Almond Joy Oatmeal will keep you full for so long! This oatmeal has additional protein from egg whites, protein powder, and almond butter. Don't forget the toppings, they pull the dish together in the most perfect way.
Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut - toasted
  • 1 tablespoons sliced almonds - I also really love using marcona almonds (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave safe bowl mix the oats, water, and egg white together. Microwave on high for 1.5 minutes, stirring at the halfway mark. 
  • Remove from microwave and stir in the almond butter. Once the almond butter is mixed in, stir in the protein powder. 
  • Top with shredded coconut, almonds, and mini chocolate chips. Serve warm. 

Notes

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions
Almonds: You can use slivered almonds, chopped marcona almonds, chopped almonds, sliced almonds … really anything you have is great!
Protein powder: If you don’t have chocolate protein powder you can use some vanilla protein powder with some cocoa powder. The taste will be different but it will still be good. You’re welcome to add additional protein powder if desired.
Chocolate chips: Looking for a dairy-free almond joy oatmeal? You can substitute cacao nibs for dairy-free option. You can use normal chocolate chips instead of mini — I just like the size of the mini in this dish. I also love to freeze the mini chocolate chips so that they don’t melt as quickly. This is just personal preference though. 
Coconut: To reduce calories, use unsweetened coconut rather than sweetened. 
Egg Whites: Add another egg white for additional texture and protein.
Oatmeal Consistency
Depending on your oatmeal consistency preference, you can use more or less water. I like a creamy oatmeal consistency but not overly runny, so that’s why I have the water at 1/2 cup. If you like a drier or wetter oatmeal, feel free to adjust. Remember, the consistency of the oatmeal will be thicker due to the egg white and almond butter.
I love eating this for breakfast because it’s healthy and loaded with protein.

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal (28%)Carbohydrates: 51g (17%)Protein: 38g (76%)Fat: 27g (42%)Saturated Fat: 9g (45%)Trans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 52mg (17%)Sodium: 281mg (12%)Potassium: 709mg (20%)Fiber: 13g (52%)Sugar: 19g (21%)Vitamin A: 34IU (1%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 405mg (41%)Iron: 3mg (17%)
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie
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