Toasted Almond Cherry Oatmeal

Creamy old fashioned oats get an almond-makeover with the help of toasted sliced almonds, vanilla almond milk, and a splash of almond extract. For a little added sweetness, these oats are studded with juicy red cherries and drizzled with honey or maple syrup. It’s the ultimate wintertime breakfast!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherries, Healthy, Oatmeal
Servings: 1
Calories: 300kcal
Author: The Healthy Toast


  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ cup frozen or fresh cherries

Optional toppings

  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Almond Butter


  • Heat small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add slice almonds and toast for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently until toasted but not yet browned. Remove almonds and set aside.
  • Place almond milk in saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add oats and cook 5-7 minutes, or until they reach your desired consistency.
  • While oats are cooking, place cherries in a microwave-safe bowl and thaw in microwave for 30-45 seconds.
  • Once oats are cooked, turn off the stove and stir in almond extract.
  • Pour oats into serving bowl, top with cherries, almonds, and any other toppings of choice. Enjoy!


Nutrition for full recipe (not including toppings): 300 calories, 13 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 37 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 10 g protein