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Honey being drizzled over a bowl of creamy oatmeal.
Course Breakfast

Creamy Oatmeal with Almond Milk

By: Elysia
Servings 4 servings
Say goodbye to pasty porridge and say hello to fluffy and ultra creamy oatmeal! Made with almond milk, vanilla and cinnamon, this easy homemade oatmeal recipe is silky smooth and delicious. A satisfying and healthy breakfast perfect for the whole family! {Gluten-free, dairy-free, & vegan}
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons desired sweetener (i.e. maple syrup, honey, etc.) optional
  • Desired toppings


  • Add the oats, milk, water, cinnamon, and salt to a large saucepan set over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring every minute or so.
  • Once simmering, reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for about 12-15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until the oatmeal thickens slightly and has a creamy consistency. The oatmeal will start out fairly liquidy but once the bubbles start to get a bit bigger, you'll notice that it will start to thicken more, while still remaining creamy.  Keep the oatmeal uncovered the whole time and watch it carefully so that it doesn't bubble over.
  • Mix in vanilla extract and desired sweetener (if using) until evenly distributed.
  • Scoop into bowls and allow oatmeal to cool for a few minutes (it will thicken a little more after a couple minutes). Stir in desired add-ins such as fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.


  • This oatmeal does thicken considerably as it sits, so it’s best served fresh. If you plan to make it ahead of time, briskly stir in some additional milk or water right before serving to thin it out and make it creamy again.
  • You can add in some sweetener such as honey or maple syrup to taste, or leave it out altogether. It depends on how sweet you like your oatmeal. 
  • Feel free to get creative with the add-ins. This is a basic recipe for creamy oatmeal, but you can spruce it up with fruit, nuts, seeds, nut butter, and chocolate chips!


Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 271mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 252mgIron: 1mg
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