Cherry Oatmeal Pie

Cherry pie for breakfast!? Yes, please! Simple, yet delicious– and nutritious! A great way to shake-up your normal breakfast routine.

This recipe is great year round! Just swap in frozen cherries for fresh to make this in an off-season. I am a huge fan of frozen fruit. In fact, I eat frozen blueberries almost every day!

This recipe is packed full of nutritious, satisfying foods! A great way to start your day– and to check off a few marks on Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen. This bowl is full of wonderful goodness

  1. Fresh bing cherries: great for reducing inflammation— and maybe even help relieve some muscle soreness after exercise.
  2. Oatmeal: not only a great source of fiber, but it may also help lower cholesterol due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant phytonutrients. 
  3. Cinnamon: rich in antioxidants, just a pinch adds a considerable amount of antioxidants to a dish. Though choosing Ceylon may be the safer option than more commonly sold cinnamons.
  4. Ground flaxseed: is a heathy source of plant-based fats, especially omega 3 fats. Flax may be helpful for hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. For women with painful breasts during menstruation, including flaxseeds regularly may have benefits.  


Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bowl
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  1. 1 cup cherry halves
  2. 1-2 pitted dates, optional
  3. 2/3 cup dry oats
  4. 2 cups water
  5. 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 1-2 tablespoons cashew butter or tahini
  8. 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  9. pecans, optional for topping
  1. Wash the cherries. Carefully slice in half and remove the pits. If using dates, remove the pits and chop into small pieces.
  2. Bring the water to a boil in a small or medium sauce pan. Add the oats, then lower the heat. Add the dates (if using) along with the cherries, cinnamon, vanilla, tahini/ cashew butter.
  3. Let the oats simmer for a few minutes, but stir often to avoid burning.
  4. Just before serving, stir in the ground flax. Top with pecans and more cherries, if desired. Enjoy!
Kristina DeMuth