Friday, August 2, 2013

Peach Cherry Almond Oatmeal

Sometimes, I write these posts shortly after I've finished eating the oatmeal. Sometimes, I write it weeks after the last time I ate it. And sometimes, like right now, I write it while I'm eating it.

That's how you know it's good.

It's like, I taste the first bite and think, "I gotta tell everyone how good this is!" I race to my laptop, set the oatmeal aside, and take lustful bites each time I finish a sentence (like right now. Mmmm..).

If cherries were cheaper, and peaches were in season all year..

...this porridge would be a weekly occurrence. :)

Peach Cherry Almond Oatmeal

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 2 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 yellow peach, diced
  • 5 or more fresh cherries (dried cherries work, too)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • sliced almonds for topping
  1. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Add diced peach to the oatmeal.
  3. Dice at least two of your cherries into the oatmeal. I took two, cut them in half, removed the pits, and then quartered each of the halves. Stir.
  4. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract, almond extract, optional cinnamon, and salt. Stir.
  5. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice, remaining cherries (halved), sliced almonds, and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).
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  1. I tried this today, and it was really good! I found that a spoonful of almond butter on top is super tasty as well. :)

  2. I use frozen fruit. Makes it cheaper and available all year!!


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