High Calorie Porridge Recipe – High Protein Chocolate Oats

  • By: Ann Williams
  • Time to read: 4 min.

If you want to gain weight, or if you use a lot of energy with your workouts, this is the high calorie breakfast for you.

High Calorie Porridge Recipe

The high protein, high calorie porridge recipe is ideal for gym-goers, bodybuilders, growing teenagers, athletes who need a lot of calories, or anyone trying to bulk up, like football players.

In this post we provide two recipes with different calories and macros, so you can work it into your meal plan.

For five recipes on low calorie oats, click on – Low Calorie Porridge Recipes

Porridge Calories and Macronutrients

Oats, oatmeal or porridge, no matter what you call it, this recipe will fill you up. The first recipe has a huge amount of calories, ideal for big boys and big eaters. (You do not want to be on a 1200 Calorie diet with the first recipe.)

The second recipe has a more moderate calorie count, while still being high in protein.

High calorie porridge macros

You can substitute the chocolate INC Protein Powder for any other brand or flavour, like Bulk Nutrients, Gold Standard Whey Protein, Oxy Whey by EHP Labs, Max’s, or Muscle Nation Protein Powder, etc.

(I love the banana Bulk Nutrients, Vital Strength vanilla and Muscle Nation chocolate for taste and quality.)


High Calorie Porridge Ingredients

High calorie porridge ingredients

Recipe 1. High Calorie Chocolate & Peanut Butter Oats with Banana.

  • 100 grams oats. (1 cup, or slightly less.)
  • Protein powder 1 scoop. INC Shred Max Pro Protein Powder Chocolate. (Or similar.)
  • Peanut Butter. 1 tablespoon.
  • 1 cup milk.
  • Banana


Steps to Make It

High protein chocolate porridge

  1. Add the cup of oats into a bowl.
  2. Add the peanut butter to the oats.
  3. Pour 1 cup of milk over the oats.
  4. Microwave on high for 2 ½ minutes.
  5. While the oats are cooking, slice the banana up.
  6. When the microwave has finished cooking, add the protein powder and stir it in. (You might need a dash of water or extra milk if it is too dry.)
  7. Add the sliced banana to the oats and enjoy!


High Protein Porridge Ingredients

Recipe 2. High Protein Porridge Chocolate & Berries.

  • ½ cup oats. 50 grams.
  • Protein powder 1 scoop. INC Shred Max Pro Protein Powder Chocolate. (Or similar.)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup mixed berries.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the oats into a bowl.
  2. Add the mixed berries.
  3. Pour the milk over the oats and berries.
  4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes to 2 ½ minutes.
  5. When the microwave has stopped cooking, mix in the protein powder. (You might have to add some water, or extra milk, if it is too dry with the protein powder.)

Add a dash of cinnamon powder if you like and serve.If you use fresh berries, place them in last. (Unless you liked them cooked.)

To add more calories to this recipe, add some peanut butter or honey.


Variations Of The Recipe

High calorie porridge flavours

If you are short of an ingredient, or don’t like it, you can substitute the ingredients. Like substitute the banana for diced apple, or sliced pear if you like.

Add a flavoured yogurt, or Greek yogurt to it.

Nutmeg and ground cinnamon go well with the oatmeal.

If one banana is too much, just use half of it. Put the other half in a snap lock bag and place it into the freezer for fruit smoothies, or add it to protein shakes for later on.

Soak the oats overnight in milk and you can serve them cold the next morning, or warmed up.

Vanilla essence gives a nice added flavour.

Add sliced peaches, or fruit salad to the porridge.

Use vanilla protein powder instead of the chocolate flavour. Or go for something different and use a cookies and cream protein powder, slated caramel or choc honeycomb.

Protein powder for oatmeal.


Recipe Tips

You can used quick oats or normal oats like steel cut oats. The quick oats obviously are a bit quicker to cook.

Use a pot to cook the oatmeal up if you prefer to use the stove top and not the microwave version.

Peanut butter is sticky and messy, so use the spoon you are going to eat the porridge with to scrape the peanut butter off the tablespoon. (Or use a knife and weigh the ingredients.)

If you really want a boost on the calories to bulk up, add extra, extra peanut butter and some honey.

For physique competitors, calorie counters, or bodybuilders, weighing the oats and ingredients will be more accurate for the calories and macros, than just using a cup or tablespoon. (As an example, the bigger oats take up more volume than the smaller quick oats, hence the actual weight will be a bit different.)

If you are travelling and don’t know when you will get a decent meal next, this recipe is worth considering, as it will fill you up.

Frozen mixed berries, raspberries and strawberries are easy to keep for longer than fresh berries and you can have them in any season.

For an alternative to porridge, try custard yogurt toast, for more details click on – High Protein Custard Toast – Plus Low Calorie Recipe


FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How to make a high protein oats without protein powder?

Add a YoPro High Protein Yogurt, or a YoPro Perform High Protein Yogurt to the oats. Greek yogurt and other high protein yogurts can be used.


Can the oats be meal prepped?

Yes, you can work them into your meal planning and meal prep week. You probably wouldn’t cook the oats for several meals at once. But to save time you can measure out or weigh the oats.

Use a cup and place the raw oats in a snap-lock bag, ready to go.



Oats are so healthy and versatile. Adjust the recipe to suit your macros and taste.

This high calorie high protein breakfast will keep you going for a long time and fill you up.

The oats are ideal for people who want to bulk up, weight lifters, bodybuilders and extreme athletes who use a lot of energy.