How To Cook Oatmeal With An Egg In The Microwave

Microwave Egg Oatmeal- Pair eggs and oatmeal for an easy way to add some extra protein to your breakfast. Follow this recipe to learn how to cook oatmeal with an egg!

*Originally published 12/2015. Updated 4/2021*

Hi Friends!

This recipe for microwave egg oatmeal is a must-try!  I’ve been making it for over six years. I’m a big fan of oatmeal in the morning. Oats + fruit + nut butter = a great start to my day.

I also focus a lot on making sure I get a good amount of protein at breakfast and oatmeal plus egg seemed like a great way to do that. Oats are a whole grain and full of fiber but I often get hungry quickly if I don’t add healthy fat to my oatmeal or pair it with protein.

Have you ever tried an egg in oatmeal? 

I’ve always been a microwave oatmeal kinda girl. I don’t have the patience for cooking it on the stovetop. And this is a quick easy way to add some extra protein to your oatmeal.

You can use egg white or a whole egg based on your preference. Oatmeal and eggs make the perfect pair. Even my kids think so. Watch this quick video to see me making their oatmeal. 

Microwave Egg Oatmeal

How To Make Oatmeal with Egg:

So here’s what you do:

  • Put oats, milk, chopped fruit and an egg/egg white in a bowl and mix it up.
  • Stick it in the microwave.
  • Stop and stir.
  • Cook a little more.
  • Stir in some nut butter.
  • Top with cinnamon and a few chocolate chips. 

And bam! Breakfast is ready in under 5 minutes.

Here’s the actual recipe I use. You can adjust the quantities of oats, milk and egg to your liking:


How To Cook Oatmeal With An Egg

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Learn how to cook oatmeal with an egg – an easy way to add some extra protein to breakfast!

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 1



  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg white or egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fruit (optional)
  • optional toppings: cinnamon, nut butter, seeds, chocolate chips


  1. Combine oats, milk, egg/egg white and fruit (if using) in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Microwave for 45 seconds.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Microwave another 30-60 seconds.
  5. Top as desired and serve warm.

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Feel free to use the whole egg or just egg white(s). My kids find the whole egg to be more noticeable so just prefer egg white.

Let’s chat:
What are your favorite oatmeal toppings?!

If you want to make your life even easier, try my Freezer Preap Oatmeal Cups!

And if you’re looking for more recipes using oats, try:

  • Lentil Banana Muffins
  • Zucchini Oat Bars
  • Carrot Oat Bars



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