Oatmeal Pudding with Cherries
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Serves: 4-5 servings
 
Oatmeal pudding with fresh summer cherries! A quick & healthy breakfast or even dessert.
What to get:
  • 1 cup dry oats (I used old fashioned)
  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk or coconut milk (I use unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp ground golden flax seeds
  • 3 tsp maple syrup (100% pure)
  • bag of ripe cherries (we use about ½ cup pitted/bowl)
  • couple dashes ground cinnamon
  • dash of sea salt (cherries)
What to do:
Cook Oats on Stove-Top:
  1. In a small pot combine 1.5 cups of the almond or coconut milk, oats, salt, stir and bring to a gentle boil, then simmer on low until oats have absorbed most of the liquid and are tender (~8-10 mins).
  2. Remove oats from stove and stir in the ground flax.
  3. Let oatmeal cool in a storage bowl, and then add in the remaining ½ cup milk and 2 tsps of maple syrup, stirring and chill for at least an hour, but preferably overnight.
  4. When ready to serve pudding, dish chilled oats into single serving bowl, top with prepared cherries (below).
Cherries:
  1. Wash & dry ~1 cup of fresh, ripe summer cherries for topping (we use ~1/2 cup for each serving, so if you’re making more than 2 servings,increase topping accordingly).
  2. Slice cherries in half, removing pits and stems
  3. About 30 mins before serving pudding, combine cherries, dash of cinnamon, tsp of maple syrup & pinch of sea salt in a small bowl, set aside and let sit for ~20 mins.
  4. Use cherry mix to top the bowls of pudding.
Notes:
This is as easy as cooking oats on the stove, cooling and pitting some cherries! A healthy breakfast alternative with fiber and serving of fruit and antioxidants. This stores well in the fridge, and you can add more sweetness in the form of Maple syrup, agave, or sugar as you prefer. The cherries & little maple syrup added enough sweetness for my taste.
Serving size: small bowl
Recipe by the dinnervine at http://www.dinnervine.com/2014/08/oatmeal-pudding-with-cherries/