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Tart Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


Almonds and tart cherries make the best marriage. This is our favorite winter baked oatmeal. Tart cherries are harvested in the summer, but due to their delicate nature, they are immediately dried or frozen to preserve their greatness. You can eat them all year long, but we tend to grab for them in the depth of winter. This recipe uses this baked oatmeal base.


  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. flaky kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 c. frozen tart cherries
  • 1/4 c. sliced almonds for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a saucepan, melt butter until a thump tip sized hunk remains. Remove from heat and swirl to melt remaining butter. This will method will help to cool the mixture faster. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Into the cooled butter, whisk together milk, applesauce, egg, and extract.
  4. Add milk mixture to oat mixture and stir well. Place frozen cherries evenly around the dish.
  5. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish (or similar size) and bake for 20-22 min. In the last 5 minutes of baking, top with sliced almonds to toast.
  6. Serve warm. Garnish with plain yogurt, unsweetened coconut, cacao nibs, and hemp seeds (natures sprinkles).
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
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