In a medium saucepan, combine the oats, water (or milk), and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then stir. Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The oatmeal will be soft and thick, and will have a creamy consistency.
Add the almond butter and almond milk, stirring until incorporated. Taste it (carefully! it's hot!) and see if it needs sweetener.
Divide between two bowls, then top with pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts, fresh or frozen berries, or add your own favorite toppings. Drizzle with additional maple syrup, if desired.