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Basic Stovetop Oatmeal Recipe


This basic oatmeal recipe is easy to make on the stovetop and is naturally sweetened with banana!


  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (optional)
  • almond butter, for drizzling on top (optional)


  1. Place the oats, almond milk, water, and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Thinly slice the banana into the pan and stir to combine.
  2. Heat the oats over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Vigorously stir the oatmeal so the thinly sliced banana “melts” into the oats.
  4. Allow the oats to cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in the blueberries, if using. Drizzle with a small amount of almond butter, if you prefer. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Oatmeal
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 296
  • Sugar: 14 grams (0 grams added)
  • Fat: 3.3 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 0 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 56 grams
  • Fiber: 14 grams
  • Protein: 8 grams

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