I cannot wait to catch another sale on organic cherries again!
Good thing Chris is not a fan of cherries. I had these babies all to myself!
Yesterday, for breakfast, I made a simple bowl of cherry almond oatmeal. I’m still on the 1/2 rolled oats, 1/2 oat bran kick and dousing the top of my bowl with ice cold milk. It helps cool things off and makes breakfast oh, so creamy. I mixed in cherries at the end of cooking and used them as a topping. Also added, was a heaping scoop of homemade, plain roasted almond butter.
Pitting cherries is not fun, but this bowl was worth the annoyance + the stained cutting board.
Cherry Almond Oatmeal
- 1/4c rolled oats
- 1/4c oat bran
- 1c milk of choice
- 1/2-3/4c water
- 3/4c pitted cherries
- 1/2t vanilla extract
- 1/16t almond extract
- 2T protein powder [optional]
- Bring oats, oat bran, milk + water to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer, whisking frequently.
- Cook for 7-10min, and just before done, stir in cherries, vanilla + almond extract [and protein powder if using].
- Cook for 1 more minute, then pour into a bowl, top with extra milk and whatever other toppings you want.
Also on top, Love Grown Foods Cocoa Goodness. The hint of chocolate was divine!