Air Fryer Oatmeal

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Comforting and creamy this Air Fryer Oatmeal is super yummy and can easily be customized. Top it with honey, berries, bananas, nuts, yogurt, or anything you like! It’s the perfect quick and easy healthy way to start your day.

Cooked oatmeal in a white bowl.

Air Fryer Oatmeal Recipe

Making oatmeal in the air fryer is a great way to save time and make a healthy breakfast in a matter of minutes. You don’t have to worry about it bubbling over like it can in the microwave or stirring it like you need to on the stovetop. Once the oatmeal and liquid are mixed together your work is done! The air fryer does the rest and cooks it perfectly every time.

Cooked oatmeal in an air fryer.

On top of that, many brands of oatmeal are gluten-free and this recipe can easily be made vegan too by using plant-based milk or water. It’s a really versatile breakfast that you can modify to suit your needs. It can be made with or without sugar and eaten as is or topped with anything you like from fruit to nuts.

This kid-friendly air fryer oatmeal is sure to become your new favorite quick and easy weekday morning breakfast!

Cooked oatmeal in an air fryer.

How to Cook Oatmeal in the Air Fryer

To make this simple recipe you only need a few basic pantry ingredients. This is what you will need:

  • Quick Oats
  • Milk or Water
  • Brown Sugar

Cooked oatmeal in an air fryer.

To begin, put the quick oats, milk, and brown sugar into a pan that will fit inside your air fryer. Then stir the mixture together. You can also use plant-based milk or water if you like. The amount of sugar used is also completely up to you.

Cooked oatmeal in an air fryer.

Next, put the pan into the air fryer basket. Then place the basket into the air fryer and cook the oatmeal for 7 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the air fryer is done cooking, carefully remove the hot pan from the air fryer. Then serve the creamy cooked air fryer oatmeal with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Cooked oatmeal in a white bowl.

Cooking Tips

  • Make air fryer oatmeal lower in calories and fat by omitting the sugar and using plant-based milk or water.
  • Spice up your oatmeal with a dash of cinnamon, ginger, or pumpkin pie spice.
  • Let the oatmeal cool off for a bit if serving to young children.

Cooked oatmeal in an air fryer.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Oatmeal

You can eat a bowl of healthy oatmeal and call it a meal, but sometimes it’s nice to serve it with something else. It’s actually a fantastic way to replace toast or get some more good carbs and fiber into your diet. Here are some ideas to get you going!

Cooked oatmeal in a white bowl.

More Oatmeal Recipes

Oatmeal is a super versatile ingredient that can be eaten just like this or used in recipes in a variety of ways. I use it often in my cooking to keep things on the healthy side and it’s just yummy. These are some of my best recipes with oatmeal as the star ingredient.

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Air Fryer Oatmeal

Comforting and creamy, easy Air Fryer Oatmeal is the perfect healthy way to start your day. Top it with honey, berries, bananas, nuts, yogurt, or anything you like!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer oatmeal, oatmeal
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free
Servings: 1
Calories: 273kcal

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Put the quick oats into a pan that fits inside your air fryer. Then mix in the milk and brown sugar. You can also use water or plant based milk if you prefer. And how much sugar you add is totally up to you.
  • Now, put the pan with the oatmeal into the air fryer basket. Then put the basket into the air fryer, set the temperature to 400°F, and cook for 7 minutes.
  • When done, carefully remove the pan from the air fryer basket. Then transfer the cooked oatmeal to a bowl to enjoy.
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Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 2mg
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