Easy, Creamy Oatmeal Recipe

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In going {mostly} sugar-free, our family has been searching for yummy recipes that do not call for any sweetener. One of our favorites just happens to be oatmeal.

My girls have always enjoyed oatmeal with simply butter and milk in it, so I thought I would share our (easy!) recipe for oatmeal that is sugar-free, but still delicious.


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 – 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats


  1. Melt the butter in a pan on the stove.
  2. Add the milk, and let it heat up for a minute.
  3. Add the oats, stirring to incorporate.
  4. Let the oats cook for 10-20 minutes, until you get the texture you want, stirring continuously so as not to let the oatmeal stick.
  5. Serve it up to three hungry girls (or whomever happens to live in your home!). Feel free to top your oatmeal with sliced bananas, strawberries, or blueberries.

My girls will gobble it up with nothing but a glass of milk on the side. I remember when they were smaller and spent the night with Shane’s parents, PaPa would make them oatmeal and try to add a bit of sugar, thinking they would not eat the oatmeal without it. The girls would remind him, “No sugars, Papa!”

What is your favorite way to eat oatmeal?

Written by: Amy Norton
Amy is a youth pastor’s wife and homeschooling mom to three girls, ages 8, 6, and 3, and has a baby boy on the way. When she’s not writing at Kingdom First Mom, you can find her cooking, getting crunchier by the day, and trying to stay on top of the laundry. She enjoys writing about her homelife adventures at Amy Loves It.


  1. heather says

    Hi Amy!

    I love oatmeal and this being my 2nd pregnancy I’ve decided to try and eat a lot better and a lot less carbs!! I make oatmeal almost every morning for bfast at work..super easy recipe too!

    1/2 c oats (Bobs Red Mill old fashioned)
    1 c water

    cook in microwave for 2.5 minutes

    I then add a little bit of brown sugar/cinnamon/blueberries/dates/strawberries/apple..you name it oh and slivered almonds so yummy!

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