Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal

Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal

(2 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 and 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cups dried cherries
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 drops almond extract
  • 2 Tablespoons cherry jam
  • slivered almonds or crunchy almond granola - for garnish
This oatmeal is loaded with cherry and vanilla flavor. It's gets a cherry infusion 3 ways: dried cherries, cherry jam and almond extract (which often tastes more like cherries than almonds.) I like my oatmeal a little on the thicker side. If you like it a little more soupy, reduce the amount of oats to 1 cup. I opted to top my servings with crunchy almond granola so I'd get a nice differential in texture. I've also had this with a few slivered almonds on top and that was great too.

Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal

How To Make Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal

Combine the milk, water, oats, cherries, brown sugar and salt together in a medium sauce pan. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 1 more minute.

Remove the oatmeal from the heat. Stir in the flavor extracts and cherry jam. Divide among two serving dishes.

Garnish each serving with slivered almonds or crunchy almond granola. If desired, splash a little milk over each serving.

Making Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal

Note: You can make this with Old Fashioned oats instead of the quick cooking kind. Just increase the simmer time to about 5 minutes.

Eating Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal

Nutritious, delicious and easy to make. Homemade oatmeal in less than 10 minutes.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank bobby for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 5 votes.

From J.D.

Can you substitute almond milk for regular milk?

Comment submitted: 11/21/2013 (#17172)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom jwlundgren (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

This even got an Awesome from hubby who previously did not like oatmeal. I was a little concerned that there was no sugar in it or honey or syrup, but it was quite fine as is. We do not have dried cherries and fresh ones are outrageously expensive, so I used a dried berry mix with cherry jam. It was out of this world! Definitely goes into the once a month oatmeal rotation.

Comment submitted: 2/9/2013 (#15152)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom GlutenFreedom (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Finally! An oatmeal that my 6 year old will eat (and enjoy). We also made a blueberry version with bb jam and fresh blueberries.... now THAT was her favorite! What kid can pass up purple oatmeal?

Comment submitted: 1/11/2011 (#11894)

From Michael A.
Rating (out of 5):  

It taste really good with vanilla... a nice cheery breakfast on a cold winter morning.

Comment submitted: 1/5/2011 (#11851)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom sandytdc (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Warm, delicious and slightly sweet. The kids loved it!

Comment submitted: 3/4/2010 (#9971)

From Deborah M.
Rating (out of 5):  

We loved this with dried cranberries instead of dried cherries. Tip: stir the jam in right before serving and make a twirl pattern with your spoon. Delicious AND beautiful. Thanks for the recipes!

Comment submitted: 3/3/2010 (#9963)

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