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Oatmeal with Cherry Almond Compote in a dish on a small platter and bowl
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Cherry Almond Oatmeal

Cherry Almond Oatmeal really scales up your morning breakfast game with delicious cherry almond flavor and a dollop of vanilla yogurt too
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Paige


  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 10-12 ounce cherries Organic, frozen
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups oatmeal Cooked according to package directions
  • 4 tablespoons Vanilla yogurt for serving
  • 4 tablespoons Sliced almonds for serving


  • In a medium-sized non-stick saucepan, melt the butter then add the honey, cinnamon , lemon juice and the bag of frozen cherries.
  • Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, and let it simmer for 6-10 minutes until it becomes a syrupy consistency and the frozen cherries have become soft and released their juices.
  • Remove from heat and add the almond extract, stirring to combine.
    Cool the mixture for about 10 minutes, then divide the cherry compote on top of the hot prepared oatmeal or other grains.
  • Top with a heaping spoonful of vanilla yogurt and a sprinkle of sliced almonds.


Use whatever type of Oatmeal you like, and prepare it according to the package directions.  My favorite oatmeal is this one from Bob's Red Mill.
This recipe is for 4 servings, and it's easy to flex this up or down. 
The Cherry Compote is good covered in a container in the fridge (such as a Ball glass jar) for 3 days after you make it. 
Eight grain hot cereal is a really delicious option too. In fact, any whole grain hot cereal would be delicious. 
If you like a sweeter Cherry Almond Compote, just add more honey while the mixture is still warm and stir gently to combine. 
If almond flavor isn't your favorite, just substitute pure vanilla extract. 
Why not use a small drizzle of maple syrup on top of the whole oatmeal situation while you're at it? More is better. 
Note:  This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated. 


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3mg