Creamy Maple Almond Butter Oatmeal

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Indulge in a healthy breakfast with Creamy Maple Almond Butter Oatmeal, a blend of simple ingredients and rich flavors, perfect for an energizing start to your day.

Ceramic bowl filled with creamy oatmeal with almond butter, cashews and maple syrup,

A great way to start your morning off is with a bowl of creamy Almond Butter Oatmeal that promises a blend of nutty flavor and sweet, pure maple syrup sweetness. With countless oatmeal recipes to choose from, what sets this one apart is its nutritious ingredients and the undeniably rich textures achieved by combining full-fat coconut milk with the smoothness of almond butter.

Whether you’re looking for healthier versions of your favorite breakfasts, trying to incorporate more healthy fats into your diet or simply on the lookout for new recipes using simple ingredients to mix up your morning routine, this Almond Butter Oatmeal is sure to hit the mark.

With a combined prep and cook time of just 20 minutes, this easy recipe is an ideal choice for those mornings when you desire a gourmet breakfast without the extended cooking ordeal.


  • ½ cup of gluten-free oatmeal
  • 1 cup of full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of natural almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon of MCT oil
  • 2 chopped Medjool dates
  • ¼ cup of cashews


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Small saucepan
  • Mixing spoon

By the Numbers: How to Make Almond Butter Oatmeal

Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to learn how to make the creamiest bowl of Almond Butter Oatmeal for a nutrition packed breakfast.

Step 1: Add Ingredients to Pan

Add ½ cup of gluten-free oatmeal, 1 cup of full-fat coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of almond butter, 1 tablespoon of MCT oil, 2 chopped Medjool dates and ¼ cup of cashews to a saucepan and heat over medium heat. If you don’t want the cashews to lose their crunch, wait to add them until after the oatmeal is cooked.

Step 2: Cook then Serve

Stir frequently for about 15 minutes or until the oats are cooked to your desired consistency. Once it’s cooked, transfer your almond butter oatmeal to a serving bowl and enjoy.

Close up of maple almond butter oatmeal in an off white bowl on a wood table.

Tips for Making the Best Almond Butter Oatmeal

Answers to all of your questions about making this creamy Almond Butter Oatmeal recipe, including tips and substitution ideas.

Use different types of oats

It’s recommended to use old-fashioned oats (preferably certified gluten-free oats) for the best results and consistency. You can use other types of oats, but keep in mind that quick oats will cook faster and steel cut oats have a much longer cook time (which is why I normally make steel-cut oats in the Instant Pot).

Is the MCT oil essential?

While MCT oil adds healthy fats, you can omit it based on preference or dietary needs. Coconut oil would be the most similar oil to MCT. Butter is another flavorful choice.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

Yes, this oatmeal recipe is already vegan. Ensure that all your ingredients, especially the almond butter, don’t have added animal products.

I have a peanut allergy. Is this recipe safe?

This recipe is free from peanuts. However, ensure that your almond butter is processed in a facility free from peanuts to avoid cross-contamination.

Substitutes for almond butter

While almond butter is what makes this recipe, you can use creamy peanut butter or any of your favorite nut butters or seed butters in its place. The flavor profile will change, but it will still be creamy and delicious.

Substitute for Medjool dates

While Medjool dates add a natural sweetness, you can substitute them with ripe bananas or unsweetened applesauce.

Different types of milk

If you fancy a more fluid consistency, homemade almond milk or any other type of milk can be fantastic replacements for coconut milk.

Adding texture and flavor

For an enhanced texture experience, you can use any number of different mix-ins. Consider sprinkling chia seeds on top or blending in a little almond flour. Or use sliced almonds instead of cashews.

Spice up your almond butter oats by adding dark chocolate chips or cocoa powder for chocolate oatmeal or experimenting with your favorite toppings for a unique flavor adventure.

Sugar alternatives

Brown sugar is my second favorite sweetener to add to oatmeal. If you’re watching your sugar intake, coconut sugar is another great substitute for maple syrup, offering a slightly different, yet delicious flavor profile. You can also omit the sweetener completely for a less sweet breakfast.

Storing leftovers

Keep your oatmeal tasting fresh and delicious by storing any leftovers in an airtight container.

More tasty oatmeal recipes

If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy oats in your diet, try one of these recipes:

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Almond Butter Oatmeal

Learn how to make my Creamy Maple Almond Butter Oatmeal with healthy ingredients for breakfast.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Recipe Servings: 1


  • ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil
  • 2 Medjool dates - chopped
  • ¼ cup cashews


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Small saucepan
  • Mixing spoon


  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan and heat over medium.
  • Stir frequently for about 15 minutes or until the oats are cooked to your desired consistency.
    Close up of maple almond butter oatmeal in an off white bowl on a wood table.


To reduce calories, you can omit the MCT oil and cashews, cut the almond butter in half and use a lower-calorie milk option. Keep in mind these changes will alter the flavor and texture of the recipe.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 1331kcal | Carbohydrates: 113g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 97g | Saturated Fat: 59g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 1520mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 13mg

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