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
- In a small saucepan, heat all ingredients except for the almond milk until thickened.
- Add almond milk, then bring back to a boil and let thicken again.
- let cool slightly before enjoying!