Almond Joy Oatmeal {GF}

This Almond Joy Oatmeal is healthy take on Almond Joy candy and makes a delicious breakfast. 

I usually don’t make stovetop oatmeal, I’ve never been a fan. I really enjoy baking it though like I do in my Black Forest Baked Oatmeal or my Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal (which is one of the most popular recipes on the blog).

Lately though I have been giving regular oatmeal a chance. Well, I guess I can’t say I’ve been making any old oatmeal – I’ve been playing around with different flavors because basic oatmeal can be kind of boring (for me anyway).

Almond Joy Oatmeal

My first thought when making a flavored oatmeal was to do peanut butter and chocolate. I love that flavor combo but as I’ve done something similar (pb & chocolate overnight oats anyone?) I figured I’d give some other flavors some love.

My other go-to flavoring is almond but again, I didn’t want to just switch out the peanut butter for almond. After thinking about flavors I love, I remembered a tasty candy that I haven’t had in forever – Almond Joys – so I decided to make me some almond joy oatmeal.

Every time I think of almond joy’s, I sing that “sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t” song. Do you too or am I the only one? How long ago was that commercial on?

How to Make Oatmeal

I never really knew how easy oatmeal is to make. Heat up some milk, throw in the oats and you’re basically done!

My almond joy oatmeal also includes coconut as well as some sweetener. You have a choice of sweetener for this dish: banana or maple syrup. I like the idea of using banana and sweetening with fruit but it did taste a little “banana-y” – not that that is a bad thing, but some people are not banana people. I also have made this with maple syrup and it is just as tasty. It’s your call on which you’d rather use and both are good in my book.

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Almond Joy Oatmeal {gluten-free}

Author Mary Ellen


  • 1.5 cups dairy-free milk
  • 1 cup rolled oats {use gf if needed}
  • 2 TB shredded coconut
  • 1.5 TB cacao or coconut powder
  • 1 ripe banana , mashed or 1.5 TB grade A or B maple syrup
  • Toppings: 2 TB almond butter , 2 TB sliced almonds, more shredded coconut


  1. Heat milk in pan till boiling then add oats and coconut.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring when needed.
  3. Turn off heat and add mashed banana or maple syrup and cacao powder.
  4. Split oatmeal into 2 bowls then top with 1 TB each of almond butter and sliced almonds (and some extra coconut if you'd like).



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31 thoughts on “Almond Joy Oatmeal {GF}

  1. I remember that commercial! Too funny. I hadn’t really been thinking of the song, but I’m sure it’ll be stuck in my head a lot now haha 😉
    This sounds like a great way to start the day, I love all of the flavour combos. I don’t mind things being banana-y, but as a Canadian, I rarely go without maple syrup. Yum!

  2. My little boy loves porridge (oatmeal) and would happily eat it everyday. I will eat it in the winter, but that’s about it. I make it with flax seeds, milk, cinnamon and raisins. My dad, now that’s different story, he eats his morning porridge the traditional Scottish way, made with water and a pinch of salt. Yes, I can see you shuddering!

    1. Oh, is that what porridge is!? I always wondered that! It’s so funny how we have different names for the same thing. 🙂

      Oh no, I could never eat porridge like that lol, but I respect that your dad can!

  3. One of my all time favorite candy bars! This sounds AMAZING! Too bad I already ate breakfast, but there’s always lunch. 🙂

  4. I don’t think Almond Joys feature in Australia or the UK (where I’ve lived) but I am sure I would love the flavours based on this bowl! I’m glad you’ve given regular oatmeal some love and thanks for sharing your delicious spin on it 🙂

  5. LOL… I totally remember that commercial and now have the jingle stuck in my head 🙂 This looks really good and I will have to try… I’m not really a stovetop oatmeal girl, but this looks fantastic!

  6. Almond Joys were one of my favorite candy bars! And yes, I totally have that song stuck in my head now…thanks 😛 This oatmeal looks delicious!

  7. Oatmeal is sooo versatile; it doesn’t have to be the plain ol’ ever, I totally agree. This version looks really good too! Almond + banana + oats is a great combo!

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