Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal

Why, oh why is cherry season so short?

Why, oh why do cherries cost so much?

Oh the problems I have. When I do have cherries, I try make the most of them. However, usually my attempts are in vain, as I end up snarfing them down by the handful... oops!

But this year, I managed to save some for this oatmeal! And guess what? It was definitely worth it!

The juice from the cherries spread throughout the oats while cooking, letting off a subtle flavor that pairs well with the chocolate.

So if you have self control enough to save your cherries, try this out. It'll be worth it!

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal
1/2 cup rolled oats
1.5 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 banana, mashed
12 cherries, pitted and chopped
1 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
  1. In a small saucepan, heat all ingredients except for the almond milk until thickened.
  2. Add almond milk, then bring back to a boil and let thicken again.
  3. let cool slightly before enjoying!
Serves one



  1. Absolutely swooning over this recipe. I am the lone one in my family that likes chocolate with cherries so I will have to try this out one lazy Sunday morning!

    1. How could anyone dislike chocolate and cherries together? You should definitely try it!

  2. Hello Danielle!
    I love chocolate, cherries and oatmeal it looks very yummy.
    I would like the cherry season to be longer too!

    1. Thanks, Anita! I can't imagine why anyone would not like those three things! I am glad you agree that cherry season is too short!