Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal

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My breakfast usually consists of yogurt or a smoothie. If I feel like cooking, I’ll make oatmeal. If I feel like making a mess, I’ll make baked oatmeal.
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I’ve made different variations of baked oatmeal before, usually consisting of blueberries and bananas, but I had some frozen tart cherries in the freezer, so this time I thought I’d change it up and use cherries. Tart cherries, not those dark sweet cherries, which I’m sure are good for somethings, but I don’t know what.Cherry Almond Oatmeal-3
This recipe was fairly simple, and tasted like a cherry crisp, but there’s no flour and not much sugar. I wanted to add some nuts, and threw in some sliced almonds. A bit of almond and vanilla extract, and a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top round it out, but if you’re the type to eat ice cream for breakfast, it would be just as good (I totally am, but didn’t have any…I need to go to the store!)
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If you can get your hands on some tart cherries (which are surprisingly hard to find) try this!
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Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 6


  • 2 cups frozen tart cherries
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk of your choice I used whole milk because that’s what I had, but almond milk would be good
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • Coarse sugar for sprinkling
  • Yogurt for serving, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spread the cherries in a baking dish. Combine the oats, almonds, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and sift to combine. Spread over the cherries.
  • Add the extracts to the milk and pour this over the oats. Drizzle with the melted butter and sprinkle with the sugar.
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  1. Susan Snider February 7, 2017, 10:48 am

    Hi there – made this but just a heads up….your recipe shows “1 butter, melted”…..???

    1. Amy February 7, 2017, 11:00 am

      Ah..thanks for the heads up – fixed!

  2. Melanie January 14, 2018, 11:56 am

    It doesn’t say how long to bake this!

  3. Melanie January 14, 2018, 11:57 am

    Sorry found my answer!


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