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Air fryer Oatmeal

Creamy Air Fryer Oatmeal with rolled oats is the most easiest, fool proof, hands free method to make oatmeal. You might never go back to making oatmeal in the stovetop or microwave again!

air fryer oats in round pan with fresh fruits and walnuts

The beginning of new school year calls for quick and easy breakfasts that can be prepared in a flash or doesn’t require much effort. Hence oatmeals or overnight oats are always one of our family’s go to weekday breakfast. It is fairly easy, comforting, customizable and most importantly filling.

If you are familiar around here, then you know about our love for oatmeals. Instant pot, stove top or microwave has been so far our method of making them until now.

Making creamy oatmeal in air fryer is a revolutionary idea that we are proud of!! It took several tries to develop a technique that was fool proof. The secret was in the quantity of liquid and cooking it low and slow. Although it might sound like 15 minutes is too long for oatmeal, please remember that it is “a set it and forget it” method.

Why do we love this air fryer oatmeal?

Main ingredients

There are only two main ingredients along with water and a pinch of salt-

Oats – This recipe is created for old fashioned or rolled oats and not steel cut / quick cooking.

Dairy – Milk (whole or reduced fat)

ingredients needed

Method

Prep oats – Stir rolled oats, water, milk and salt in a greased 6-inch baking pan.

Cook – Place in a pre heated 300 degree air fryer and cook for 15 minutes.

Finish – Remove pan (it will be very hot) from air fryer, stir in your favorite sweetener and let cool for about 5 minutes to thicken and then enjoy!

Expert tips

Old fashioned oats – This recipe is developed to work only for old fashioned / rolled oats. Steel cut oats need a longer cooking time and more liquid whereas quick oats ends up very mushy.

Don’t forget salt – A pinch of salt enhances the flavor without making it bland.

To make it gluten free, use gluten free oats

If you are using Quaker oats, old fashioned oats is same as rolled oats.

Air fryer size – We used Instant Vortex 6 quart air fryer for this recipe

Pan – A 6-inch baking pan is perfect for cooking one cup of oats. A smaller pan might end up with oats over flowing whereas a bigger pan might make a drier oatmeal instead of creamy texture.

Temperature – The secret to cooking oatmeal in the air fryer is low and slow. It is cooked at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.

More recipes using oats for breakfast: Oatmeal Blender Waffles, Banana Waffles, Breakfast Cookies, Baked Pears, Sweet Potato Waffles, Baked Mangoes, Carrot Oatmeal Cookies or Healthy Oatmeal Cookies.

If oatmeal is not your thing, then you can check out a huge collection of pancakes, waffles or doughnut recipes.

Storage instructions:

Leftover oatmeal can be refrigerated in a covered container for up to 4 days.

How to reheat oatmeal?

Microwave the oatmeal in a microwave safe container along with a splash of milk or water to loosen up. Add your favorite topping and enjoy.

More oatmeal recipes: Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, Baked Oatmeal, Instant Pot Oatmeal or Baked Oatmeal Cups.

Oatmeal Variations

Banana nut – Stir chopped banana, walnuts and cinnamon into the cooked oatmeal

Pumpkin spice – Stir in brown sugar, canned pumpkin puree, pumpkin puree and a splash of cream into the oatmeal

Chocolate Peanut butter – Stir peanut butter, cocoa powder and honey/maple syrup into the cooked oatmeal.

Chocolate Almond Butter – Almond butter, cocoa powder, honey and sliced banana.

Maple and Brown sugar – Stir maple syrup, brown sugar, chopped toasted pecans and ground cinnamon.

Strawberries and cream – Stir in chopped strawberries, a splash of heavy cream (or coconut milk for a healthier take) and honey into the cooked oatmeal

Carrot Cake – Stir in finely grated carrot, golden brown sugar, raisins, chopped walnuts and ground cinnamon. Top with lightly sweetened greek yogurt before serving

Pina Colada – Stir in finely chopped pineapple, shredded coconut and a dash of coconut milk into the oatmeal

Black forest cake – Stir in chopped fresh Bing cherries, cocoa powder, sugar, a dash of cherry liqueur and whipped cream into the cooked oatmeal

Birthday Cake – Stir in sugar, vanilla extract and sprinkles into the oatmeal

Oatmeal toppings:

Sweeteners – Honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, coconut sugar or plain white sugar

Fresh fruits – Banana, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.

Dried fruits – Raisins, dried cranberries or chopped dates

Spices – Ground cinnamon, nutmeg (freshly grated), ground cardamom or pumpkin spice

Nut butter – Almond butter, peanut butter or sun butter

Nuts – Toasted almonds, walnuts, pecans or peanuts

Seeds – Pumpkin or sun flower seeds

Decadent ideas – Chocolate chips, grated dark chocolate, whipped cream, Nutella or sprinkles

Oatmeal in a round pan with berries and walnuts

More Air fryer Breakfasts:

Bread Pudding in air fryer <— must try

Air Fryer Omelette Recipe

French Toast <— made with regular bread

Baked Apples

Banana Cake in Air Fryer

Yield: 2 Servings

Air fryer Oatmeal

air fryer oatmeal in a pan topped with berries

Creamy Air Fryer Oatmeal with rolled oats is the most easiest, fool proof, hands free method to make oatmeal. You might never go back to making oatmeal in the stovetop or microwave again!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

Additional ingredients (optional)

Equipments used

Instructions

1. Grease a 6-inch round cake pan with non-stick spray.

2. Add oats, water, milk and salt into the pan and give a stir.

3. Pre heat air fryer to 300°F for 15 minutes. When hot, place pan into the air fryer basket and cook until time is done. (No need to stir in the middle of cooking)

4. When done, carefully remove pan from the air fryer ( use kitchen towels / oven mitts, pan will be HOT) and place on a wire rack. Stir in brown sugar (or your favorite sweetener) and cinnamon, stir well and let rest for about 5 minutes to thicken.

5. Serve topped with chopped walnuts and fresh berries.

Notes

Old fashioned oats – This recipe is developed to work only for old fashioned / rolled oats. Please do not use steel cut oats (since it needs a longer cooking time and more liquid) or quick oats (ends up very mushy).

To make it gluten free, use gluten free oats

If you are using Quaker oats, old fashioned oats is same as rolled oats.

Air fryer size – We used Instant Vortex 6 quart air fryer for this recipe

Pan – A 6-inch baking pan is perfect for cooking one cup of oats. A smaller pan might end up with oats over flowing whereas a bigger pan might make a drier oatmeal instead of creamy texture.

Storage instructions: Leftover oatmeal can be refrigerated in a covered container for up to 4 days.

To reheat - Microwave the oatmeal in a microwave safe container along with a splash of milk or water to loosen up. Add your favorite topping and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g

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