This Recipe Is: • Ready in 30 Minutes or Less • Vegetarian • Gluten Free •
You know what I want for breakfast? Mmmmmm … I really wish I could have an Almond Joy candy bar … but in a healthy, hearty, keep-you-powered-up-all-morning breakfast!
Oh wait … that’s exactly what I made! Yay! 😀 (Oh friends, you know how much I love Almond Joys … remember these snack bites and this chocolate chia seed pudding?)
Sweet coconut and crunchy almonds, with just a hint of creamy chocolate. All swirled together in a deliciously warm and satisfying bowl of almost-instant oatmeal … mmmmmmm!
And this got the ultimate double-stamp of approval. Not just because my family absolutely loves it and excitedly asks me to make it regularly … I mean, that’s a given for recipes we share with you here at THK.
Nope! It’s because of what happened one day last weekend … (picture a time warp here) … when my family made a spur-of-the-moment decision to hit the slopes of our local ski resort (as we headed into our umpteenth-straight, freezing cold Ohio day).
My husband gallantly offered to make breakfast while the rest of us showered and grabbed our gear. The kids wanted Almond Joy Oatmeal (again!), so I handed Romeo my laptop with the draft of this recipe post (and experienced the strange and wonderful sensation of letting someone else handle breakfast duty)!
Minutes later, Romeo arrived upstairs with a huge smile and a steamy bowl of this oatmeal, gleefully declaring, “This recipe is totally THK! I can’t believe how easy it was to make!” (You shoulda seen his eyes sparkle! You would’ve thought he’d just seen a unicorn!) “I thought it’d be hard, but it was done so fast and it’s really, really good, and healthy and filling! Really kid-friendly, too! It’s just great!”
He was so stinkin’ cute – utterly earnest in his excited discovery that our THK recipes really are that easy to make! (Well, yeah, sweetie – that’s kinda the whole premise of Two Healthy Kitchens!)
I grabbed a pencil and frantically wrote down his little gems of wisdom before I forgot what he’d said – this was the very best and most glowing recipe review I could have hoped for!
But really – this 10-minute oatmeal is absolutely worthy of a double-stamp of THK approval!
My husband was 100% right – delicious, healthy, filling, and a total breeze to make. (Ummmmm … I kinda designed it that way … but don’t go telling Romeo that and bursting his bubble of excited discovery!)
I don’t mind one bit that my kiddos request it all the time, because I can whip this together and check breakfast right off my list (even when I don’t have the luxury of letting someone else take over the kitchen)!
I’m not kidding about the 10-minute prep! (Well, ok … actually I kinda am … it’s probably more like 7.2 minutes! But “7.2-Minute Almond Joy Oatmeal” just didn’t have the same ring!) The most time-consuming part of the whole process is just getting the milk and water to boil!
So fire up your most powerful burner, and get ready to meet your new favorite oatmeal!
10-Minute Almond Joy Oatmeal
The delicious flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar in a healthy, super-fast stovetop oatmeal! Your whole family will LOVE it, and it'll keep them fueled up all morning long!
• Ready in 30 Minutes or Less • Vegetarian • Gluten Free •
- 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 1/2 cups quick oats
- 3/4 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 3 1/2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips, optional, for serving
- Bring the milk and water to a boil in a saucepan that’s large enough to prevent boil-overs. (While your milk and water heat up, gather your other ingredients and have them ready, because the rest of the cooking goes very quickly.)
- Once the liquids boil, reduce the heat to low. Add the oats and then stir in all other ingredients, except optional chocolate chips.
- Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes as you're adding the ingredients, until oats are done and oatmeal is thickened to your liking. (If you're not quick about adding the ingredients, you can turn the stove off as you add the final items, so that your oatmeal doesn't get too thick, or you can add just a little more milk to thin the consistency to your liking.)
- Serve with about 1/2 teaspoon chocolate chips sprinkled on top of each serving, if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 servings Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 5gSugar: 14gProtein: 8g
Nutrition calculation does not include optional chocolate chips. Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only, and may additionally vary depending on your choice of ingredients or preparation. No guarantees are made regarding allergies or dietary needs. Always consult a physician or dietician for specific advice and questions.
82 thoughts on “10-Minute Almond Joy Oatmeal”
Oatmeal is one of my go-to breakfasts. I love the coconut addition! It was a nice flavor change for me. Thank you!
Hi, Haley! Thank you so much for your sweet comment – I’m really happy you enjoyed this oatmeal recipe! We love the coconut in it, too – and those little pops of creamy melted chocolate! Mmmmmmm … it’s just soooooo good! 😀 Have a wonderful week – and thanks again! ~Shelley
This is perfect for those busy mornings. Healthy and delicious. I cannot wait to try it again.
I’m thrilled you enjoyed it so much, Mirlene! Through the years, I’ve made this oatmeal recipe so often for my own kiddos – they’re always excited when they come downstairs in the morning and find out that this is on the breakfast menu! (And, since it makes a big batch, I’m excited to have some left over for my breakfast, too! Yay! 😉 ) ~Shelley
I love Almond Joy so much! I love that this is a much more wholesome spin on my favorite candy bar–yummy!!
It really is sooooo yummy – one of my kids’ favorite breakfasts for years and years. It tastes indulgent but still has such great nutrition to start the day! And just another thought – since you’re an Almond Joy lover like me, you might also like our No-Bake Almond Joy Snack Bites energy balls, or our Almond Joy Zucchini Cake. I have such fun creating recipes with this flavor profile – hope you enjoy trying them all! ~Shelley
This almond joy oatmeal steps up the breakfast game with mixing my favorite candy bar with healthy oats.
That’s exactly what I was shooting for when I created this recipe! A healthy oatmeal recipe that tasted decadent and indulgent – something fun to jump-start the day! 😉 ~Shelley