Plum Almond Oatmeal

If you liked my Pear Almond Baked Oatmeal, methinks you’ll like this. It has a similar profile, but it’s better because it’s pear-less and made on the stove.


You’ve probably noticed a lack of baked recipes lately (except for the occasional brownie, of course). I much prefer stove-top recipes because they’re easier to control and significantly faster. Additionally, I make all my oatmeal for the week on Saturday and Sunday, and then I reheat them throughout the week. I don’t own a microwave (I know, right?), so I heat the oatmeal on the stove while I’m doing my hair and makeup at 4:45 am. It’s ridiculously difficult to reheat a baked oatmeal on the stove, so it rarely happens these days.


Anyway, the moral of the story is that plums are better than pears, stove-top is better than baked, and almond extract is wonderful. Or something like that.

Plum Almond Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 plum
  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. Prep your plum by dicing it into small cubes.
  2. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add plum cubes and oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add almond extract and salt. Stir.
  4. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (sliced almonds, shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).


About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master’s degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

2 Responses to Plum Almond Oatmeal

  1. Anonymous says:

    Where do you buy your almond extract? And do you also use coconut extract? Everywhere I look, I only find artificial ones.

    P.S. You have an amazing blog!

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