Berry Good Oatmeal

Stir dried cherries into your favourite hot cereal. Even an on-the-go packet of instant oatmeal gets a big nutritional (and taste) boost from a handful of cherries.

Berry Good Oatmeal



Berry Good Oatmeal

Serving Size: 4 Servings


  • 2 cups low fat milk (1% for nutrition analysis)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup mixed dried berries and cherries (red tart cherries, blueberries and strawberries)
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk (1% for nutrition analysis)
  • 4 tsp chopped toasted pecans or walnuts (optional)*


  1. Bring 2 cups milk and the salt to boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Stir in dried oats; then stir in dried berries and cherries and cinnamon.
  3. Reduce heat.
  4. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  5. To serve, spoon oatmeal into bowls. Pour 2 tablespoon (30mL) milk over each serving. Sprinkle with brown sugar and, if desired, nuts.


*To toast nuts: Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Spread nuts in a single layer in a baking pan. Bake about 8 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool nuts before chopping.


For step-by-step instructions for this recipe and more, visit Ontario Tender Fruit.

Author: Ontario Tender Fruit

Recipe and photo courtesy of Ontario Tender Fruit.

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