The Best Healthy Homemade Oatmeal

There’s no need to worry about having milk in the fridge or buying any fancy ingredients to make this simple, creamy healthy homemade oatmeal.

My oatmeal recipe uses six, simple ingredients and you’re likely to already have them in your pantry.


Even my mother, who is used to making her porridge with milk, loves this recipe.


I’ve been making this recipe for years, and my mom, who is used to making her porridge with milk, loves this recipe. She requests it every time she comes for a visit.

Oatmeal is one of my favorite fall and winter breakfasts. It instantly warms me and up and leave’s me feeling full for hours.You can easily make a single serving or a large batch in just minutes. Some of my favorite brands of oatmeal are Bob’s Redmill Gluten Free Quick Oats and One Degree Organic Foods Sprouted Oats.

The best healthy, homemade recipe is only 6 ingredients — I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Finally, check out my other post about creating a healthy yogurt bowl Make An Exciting Yogurt Bowl in 5 Minutes for inspiration about what to add in your oatmeal bowl.


The Best Healthy Homemade Oatmeal

Prep Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free
Servings: 2


  • 1 cup organic gluten-free oats
  • 1 1/2 cups water add more water if you like a thinner consistency
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon raw honey or less depending on your preference
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


  • Measure 1 cup of oats into a fine mesh strainer. Rinse the oats under running water for a few seconds.
  • Boil 1 1/2 cups of water, and add the sea salt.
  • Once the water has reached boiling, add the oats to the pot and lower the heat to low and stir.
  • Cook on low for 5 minutes, once the oats begin to thicken add the coconut oil and vanilla extract. Stir to mix well
  • Cook for another 3-5 minutes until the oats are thick and creamy, if you prefer less creamy oats, add more water.
  • Once finished remove from heat, add the honey and mix well.


Feel free to add cinnamon or raw cacao powder for a burst of flavor.
Serve your oatmeal with a handful of fruit, such as blueberries, apples, or bananas and nuts or seeds and nut butter.

Hi, I'm Melissa

Hi, I'm Melissa

Holistic Health Coach

 I help women feel good about food and their bodies without the constant battle of dieting. Your body wants you to feel good and is your best health advocate. Let's hang out and discover how to be well without dieting ever again. Thanks for being here!

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