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Cherry Almond Steel-Cut Oatmeal

  • Yield: 4-5 1x


  • 1c steel-cut oats*
  • 3 1/2c water
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • scant 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2c dried cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1/2c sliced almonds
  • pure maple syrup, to taste
  • almond or dairy milk, to serve


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in oats and a pinch of salt. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Cook 15-20 minutes, or until oats are tender and water is mostly absorbed.
  3. Stir in vanilla and almond extract. Stir in cherries and sliced almonds. Add a small drizzle of maple syrup, to taste (I only used a small drizzle).
  4. Add a small amount of almond or dairy milk to serve.


As with all steel-cut oats, leftovers can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 week. To reheat, stir in a little milk or water and microwave until warm. You shouldn’t lose anything in taste or texture.

*Use GF oats for a gluten-free option. We like Bob’s Red Mill.