Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
This is a healthy cherry version of oatmeal...frankly, I am a fan!
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup quick oats
- 1⁄16 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 cup dried cherries
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cherry jam
- 1⁄8 cup low-fat milk
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds (optional)
- Put water, oats, salt and cherries into a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes for Old Fashioned Oats, or 1 minute for Quick Cooking Oats. Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla extract and cherry jam. Put into serving bowls and pour 2 tablespoons of milk over each bowl. Personally, I add the flaxseed for an extra oomph!
I am a fan of this, too. :) It is such a great way to start your day, very creamy and satisfying. I really enjoyed the addition of flax seeds.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this keeper with us, Sunday!
Made and reviewed for Think Pink Tag October 2012.
LOVE this! I acctually tried this ages ago (I found it on the Food Network site). It might just be my favorite way to have oatmeal. Thanks for posting!