Very Berry No Dairy Creamy Oatmeal

Very Berry No Dairy Creamy Oatmeal

creamy oatmeal topped with berries, nuts and chia seeds

Creamy oatmeal is the best way to start a day, but starting the day with dairy doesn’t sit well with all of us. I just had to find a way to have my creamy oatmeal in the morning without adding the usual dairy for creaminess. So like the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention and I came up with a little concoction called Very Berry No Dairy Oatmeal. Get it? Berry (Very) Creamy Oatmeal 😉 The best part, it is super creamy and requires zero dairy.

Growing up, one of my favorite breakfasts was this super creamy oatmeal my mom would make. She’d make the oatmeal with milk and coffee creamer (for extra creaminess) and add sliced fresh strawberries and bananas. I usually hated eating in the mornings, but I NEVER turned down one of her bowls of oatmeal.

Now that I feed myself 🙂  I try to only drink almond milk or lactose free milk and rarely have dairy products in the fridge. My first few tries trying to recreate my childhood creamy oatmeal breakfast were a disaster. Well maybe not that bad, but dairy free milk is just not as creamy!

After experimenting a bunch, I finally found a way to make super creamy and HEALTHY oatmeal! This recipe may sound a little out-there, but trust me, it is delicious!

Bananas are so creamy and it just so happens they are the secret ingredient in this recipe. When you incorporate the banana into your almond milk or lactose free milk, it makes it so much thicker. Banana’s also adds a little bit of sweetness to the oatmeal which is perfect if you’re trying to cut down on sugar too!

ingredients for creamy oatmeal with berries

So basically there are two ways to use bananas to make your oatmeal creamy:

1: Place the nut milk or lactose free milk in a blender along with a banana. Then with this mixture cook your oatmeal.

2: (My preferred method) Place the nut or lactose free milk in a microwave safe bowl along with a banana. Microwave for a couple minutes until the banana becomes soft. Once the banana becomes soft, you can mash it into the milk creating a creamy almost pudding like consistency. This is what you’ll use to cook your oatmeal.

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Very Berry No Dairy Creamy Oatmeal
Super creamy and healthy oatmeal, the perfect breakfast to fuel your day.
Very Berry No Dairy Creamy Oatmeal
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
For the oatmeal
Optional Toppings:
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
For the oatmeal
Optional Toppings:
Very Berry No Dairy Creamy Oatmeal
Instructions
Preferred Method:
  1. Place 1 cup of the dairy free milk of your choice and peeled banana in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Mash the banana into the milk and stir in the oatmeal. Place back into the microwave for an additional 1 minute 30 seconds.
    creamy oatmeal
  3. Stir and add the toppings of your choice! I like to add another splash of milk to 1. cool down the oatmeal a little and 2. make it a little watery
    creamy oatmeal topped with berries and honey
Blender Method
  1. Place 1 cup of dairy free milk of choice and peeled banana into blender. Blend and place mixture in a microwave safe bowl along with oats.
  2. Place in the microwave for 2 minutes and top with toppings of choice.
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