Basic Healthy Oatmeal Recipe

How Do You Make Oatmeal?

There are SO many ways to cook oats. For real! You can bake them, cook them on the stove top, make them in the slow cooker, make overnight oats or even make oatmeal in the microwave. I’m sharing all of the different ways to make oatmeal below but the key to making *good* oatmeal?! It’s the mix-ins and toppings! I love mixing in fruit, nut butter and a variety of flavors to take my oatmeal to the next level. No more boring bowls of oats!

A white bowl of oatmeal covered with slices of banana, pieces of dried coconut, and a honey drizzle. A spoon is sitting in the bowl.

Basic Healthy Oatmeal Recipe


  • Author: Brittany Mullins 
  • Prep Time: 1 minute 
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes 
  • Total Time: 6 minutes 
  • Yield: 1 


A basic healthy oatmeal recipe with instructions for how to cook old fashioned oatmeal on the stovetop or in the microwave. 


  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup water or milk
  • dash of sea salt
  • toppings of choice


  1. Add oats, water or milk and salt to a pot over medium/high heat.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and continue to cook for about 5-7 minutes; stirring occasionally.

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