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Video: How to Cook Stovetop Oatmeal and Basic Recipe

Basic Rolled Oats Oatmeal Recipe for One

  • Author: Diana of
  • Cook Time: 6 mins
  • Total Time: 6 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x


This basic rolled oats oatmeal recipe for one is meant to be a foundation for your future oatmeal bowls. Start with this and mix in your favorite flavors. If you’re not feeling creative, check out the links at the end of this post for more ideas. There are some simple toppings on this one to get you started.



Basic Oatmeal Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I’ve been using almond milk recently)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional (but they are in the video – won’t impact the recipe if you skip these)
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey, plus more for toppings (sub maple syrup of agave for vegan option)
  • sprinkle of salt


  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • dash of cinnamon


  1. In a small non-stick pot, combine oats, milk, water, chia seeds, honey, and salt and stir together. Turn heat to medium low and cook the oats, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches your desired texture, approximately 5-7 minutes (depending on your preference and heat of stove).
  2. Serve and top with blueberries, almonds, a drizzle of honey, and cinnamon. Add any additional toppings of choice. Enjoy!


This recipe is designed for one serving. But you can easily multiply as needed.

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