Oatmeal is one of the most nourishing and delicious ways to start your day. In this blog post, I’m going to show you exactly how to make stovetop oatmeal with four of my favorite recipes to choose from!

I’m a huge fan of oatmeal. It’s fiber, energy rich, nutrient dense, and feels like a hug in a bowl when you make it on the stovetop. It also takes just minutes to prepare, and you can store in the fridge for a quick meal prep breakfast or lunch!

You’re in for a treat with this post, as I share my four absolutely favorite stovetop oat recipes that are on regular rotation in our household, including Snickers Oats, Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, Cake Batter Oatmeal, and Cappuccino Oats for my coffee lovers!

How To Make Oatmeal With Almond Milk (or any other vegan milk) 

For my stovetop oatmeal recipes, I love to use a combination of rolled oats (I just use Quaker), as well as almond milk, cashew milk or soy milk. By cooking the oats in the almond milk, you’re left with a dreamy creamy thick texture for your oatmeal.

Generally I like to stick to a 2:1 milk vs. oats ratio for my stovetop concoctions, and this generally lends a really nice traditional oatmeal texture. The nice thing is when you’re preparing stovetop oats, you can always add more milk and rolled oats as required to get the right ratio for you!

Why Start Your Day With Oats?

Whenever I watch one of those “What I Ate In A Day” videos with my favorite doctors, like Dr. Joel Fuhrman or Michael Greger, they seem to always start their day with oatmeal. 

It’s no surprise, since oats are an incredibly nutritious breakfast choice. They’re rich in antioxidants, have soluble fiber, energy to keep you going throughout the day, and have also been shown to help lower cholesterol levels and improve blood sugar. I love to add ceylon cinnamon to my oats to improve the blood sugar factor even more! 

What Pot Should I Use For My Stovetop Oatmeal?

A regular saucepan will do just fine for your oatmeals, or deep set nonstick pan. I love to use a wooden spoon when stirring mine. Here are some of my favorite sauce pans if you’re in the market for a new one (these are Amazon affiliate links):

If you are looking for other breakfast recipes other than stovetop oatmeal, here are some of my Plant You favorites: 

Of course if you are looking for more guidance on how to live the easiest plant-based lifestyle possible, I release a new done-for-you meal plan every week in my program Plant Ahead. The program includes a suggested menu, seven new recipes for breakfast lunch and dinner and a shopping list every week to take with you to the grocery store. You can sign up here.

The Recipe: Cappuccino Stovetop Oatmeal

A simple vegan oatmeal recipe with coffee, almond milk, oats and banana!
4.78 from 9 ratings


  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Pot


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the coffee, almond milk and oats. Bring to a boil, then simmer until thick, stirring every so often for approximately 3 minutes.
  • Add the sliced banana, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Using the back of a fork, mash the banana into the oatmeal, and stir until combined.
  • Serve and top with cocao nibs as desired.

The Recipe: Apple Pie Oatmeal

A delicious warming breakfast oatmeal that is healthy for you and easy to make.
4.86 from 14 ratings


  • 1 Red Apple
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 Cup Water
  • 1 Skout Organic Apple Pie Bar


  • Pot


  • Chop your red apple and add it to a pot with 2 tbsp's of water over medium heat. Now add your maple syrup and cinnamon and stir. Allow the apples to soften for approximately five minutes.
  • Next add in your 2 cups of water and rolled oats. Stir until the oatmeal has thickened, for approximately 3 minutes. Finally add in your Skout Organic Apple Pie protein bar in small pieces, and stir until it melts in the oatmeal.
  • Serve with additional cinnamon and walnuts as desired.
Calories: 200kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 2g
Cake Batter Oatmeal

The Recipe: Cake Batter Oatmeal

A fun and simple stovetop oatmeal recipe that tastes just like cake batter!
5 from 15 ratings


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 ¾ cup unsweetened cashew milk, or almond
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sprinkles, optional


  • Add all ingredients except the sprinkles to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer for approximately 3 minutes, stirring often, until thick.
  • Pour in bowls and top with sprinkles if desired.

The Recipe: Snickers Oatmeal

A delicious stovetop oatmeal recipe that combines peanut butter, cocoa powder and maple syrup for a true Snickers flavor.
4.88 from 16 ratings


  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened cashew milk, or almond
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds, for topping


  • Add all ingredients but the hemp seeds to a pot over medium heat. Stir and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for five minutes until thickened.
  • Pour in bowls and top with more hemp seeds and peanut butter as desired.

The Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

A delicious fall pumpkin oatmeal recipe that's ready in less than 10 minutes.
5 from 2 ratings


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup


  • In a pot over medium heat, add the rolled oats and almond milk. Bring to a boil, and simmer until thick. Add the remaining ingredients until combined.
  • Pour in a bowl and top with pumpkin seeds if desired.