Creamy Oatmeal & Berries 

Oatmeal is a staple in my home. Gluten-free, full of fiber, versatile, and a quick and easy breakfast in the morning It can be made in advance or in a hurry, but it's delicious either way and staves off hunger.

I like my oatmeal creamy, or what I call mushy, which would be a combination of ground oats and whole oats. I'm not one to eat oatmeal as a type of cereal with milk. I get my oatmeal in bulk at Costco for just $10 for a 5 lb bag, which is not bad at all when it's that much for a 24 oz bag at the regular grocery store. You can find bulk bags at Azure Standard as well; no membership is required. Gluten-free oatmeal is much more expensive than regular oatmeal, so it pays to get it in bulk when it's available. Regular oatmeal would be naturally gluten-free; it's not because of the commercialization and processing in manufacturing plants that process non-gluten-free products, which then leads to cross-contamination. That's the number one reason why I can't eat many gluten-free foods because they are cross-contaminated with things like soy that I am allergic to. That means buying from specific companies that I have had success with. Be sure to find out if there is any cross-contamination with other allergens.

This recipe yields 1 because I only cooked for 1, but it's easily doubled for more people to enjoy. It takes just a few minutes to make—2–3 minutes to be precise. Though if you add in cooking the berries, your total is still only 5–6 minutes, which is still a quick breakfast. I made this in the microwave, so it's fast and healthy, to top it off. Feel free to swap out the maple syrup for a different sweetener. Raw honey mixed in sounds nice; raw honey has the added benefit of being an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and helping with digestion. To get the maximum benefit, get honey that has been made within 50 miles or less of where you live.

In a bowl, add the 1/2 cup oatmeal and water. Stir. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave for an additional minute. It will gum up and be a big chunk if you microwave it too long without stirring. Stirring in between cooking times keeps it smooth. Add salt and psyllium. Top with berries.

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Yield 1

Prep Time 5 Min 

Author Danielle

Cook  Time - 10 Min 


1/2 cup Oatmeal
1 cup Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2-3 tbsp Maple Syrup
1 /2 cup Mixed Berries
1/4 tsp Salt
Psyllium Husk ( Optional) 1 tbsp


In a food processor, pulse 1 cup of rolled oats for 1 minute. Place the berries in a small bowl and place it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir, and then put it back in the microwave for 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of the new processed oats to a microwave-safe bowl (I like Pyrex) with water and stir. Place in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir after 2 minutes to fully combine the oats and water. Microwave for another minute. Stir to combine, and now's the time to add salt and any other add-ins you may like.

Top Oatmeal with Berries.