Rating: 4.36 stars
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

I came up with this quick and easy recipe in an effort to change my family's mind about oatmeal. It was a big success, and they frequently request it now.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together oats, almond milk, and salt in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until oats are soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Stir in cherries.

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  • Spoon into bowls and serve while hot.

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 53.1g; fat 4.9g; cholesterol 0.2mg; sodium 206.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (39)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I loved this recipe. The cherry and almond combination really kicked the boring old oatmeal up several notches. I don't use soy milk though so used 1% cow's milk with a few drops of almond extract and a few tsps of brown sugar (for 4 servings) to replace the sweetened vanilla almond soy milk. I topped it off with some toasted chopped almonds and coconut. Very very good. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(29)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2010
I didn't have any dried cherries so I used dried cranberries instead. I thought this was lacking in flavor so I added a little cinnamon sugar and that helped. Read More
(16)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I loved this recipe. The cherry and almond combination really kicked the boring old oatmeal up several notches. I don't use soy milk though so used 1% cow's milk with a few drops of almond extract and a few tsps of brown sugar (for 4 servings) to replace the sweetened vanilla almond soy milk. I topped it off with some toasted chopped almonds and coconut. Very very good. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2009
I'm the submitter of the recipe. My husband recently requested this oatmeal made with chocolate almond milk and he likes this even more than the vanilla. You can also use unsweetened milk and add a bit of agave nectar or any sweetener of your choice. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2011
This bumps up to 5 stars if you add a teaspoon of almond extract. I don't usually like oatmeal but this was fantastic! I did it on the stove top as I think it is easier with these quantities. The cherries or cranberries are better if you put them in at the beginning instead of the end. Read More
(20)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
This was GREAT!!! All I had was chocolate almond milk and wow that was very good! I have been looking for a tasty rolled oats recipe and this was so yummy! Thanks! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
yum! thank you for this recipe. I always buy Vanilla Breeze in the carton so I had this in my pantry and made it with the dried cherries as the recipe called for. It gave it a nutty flavor without adding the extra calories and fat that nuts would. I put a mixture of splenda and sugar over it. It was really good! some white chocolate chips would really give it an edge with the cherries too - but I didn't have any. I really enjoyed this easy healthy breakfast. Thanks Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2011
Delicious! And it keeps you full 'til lunch! I love the cherry & almond flavor combination which definitely perks up regular 'ol oatmeal. I never have soy milk so I used skim milk and added some almond extract along with a bit of honey for additional sweetness. Next time I might top it off with some real almonds and some coconut for a real treat! Read More
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
Great oatmeal! I only made 1 serving so I used 1/2 cup milk about 1/4 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp brown sugar. I added chopped almonds and craisins instead of dried cherries. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2010
I loved this! I followed other reviewers advice about one row of chips and I left out the beans and sour cream since I didn't have any. I added a taco seasoning packet as well and it was delicious!!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2010
I didn't have any dried cherries so I used dried cranberries instead. I thought this was lacking in flavor so I added a little cinnamon sugar and that helped. Read More
(16)