cherry vanilla almond oatmeal

cherry vanilla almond oatmeal | my skinny sweet tooth

It’s obvious I’m a lover of oatmeal. (Just check out my Instagram feed) Some say it’s old people food. Old people food?? No way! Well, maybe if it was plain oats and water … so very ho hum. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

You could have a bowl of oatmeal every day for a year and have something different every morning. It can be sweet, savory, creamy, crunchy, sinful, or the healthiest bowl known to man.

The recipe listed below is exactly how I made my oatmeal this morning. These are technically “proats” (protein oatmeal, addition of protein powder, etc), but you could sub some vanilla extract and lessen the milk by 1/4C or so … Either way, it’s a delightful and slightly luxurious way to start the day. 😉 


cherry vanilla almond oatmeal:
Serves 1
Points Per Serving: 7pp

1/4C quick oats
1T chia seeds
3/4C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3T liquid egg whites (optional, but HIGHLY recommended! The creamiest oats ever, promise 😉 )
1/4-1/2t almond extract (depending on how “almondy” you like it 😉 I did 1/2t)
1/2 banana, melted*
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder** (I use Designer Whey Women’s Vanilla)
3-4 cherries, halved (fresh or frozen)
1T sliced almonds

*To melt the banana, place sliced banana in a microwave safe bowl and cook for :30-:45 seconds until “melted”
**No protein powder? No worries! Just add 1/2t vanilla extract and only start with 1/2C of milk. Add more if needed.

•In a bowl, add everything EXCEPT for the cherries and sliced almonds.
•Place in the microwave and cook for 1:30 on High.
•Stir the oats until all is combined and oh so fluffy 🙂
•Top with cherries and sliced almonds.
•Take in all its beauty, then dig in 😉

cherry vanilla almond oatmeal | my skinny sweet tooth

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10 thoughts on “cherry vanilla almond oatmeal

  1. Haley @SpeakLyfe says:

    I’m so happy to see the melted banana trick! That’s my go-to way of prepping my bananas for anything I’m about to bake or make oatmeal with.
    This recipe looks so yummy though, can’t wait to buy some cherries so I can try this combo! xo

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  2. MamaD1xx4xy says:

    Yum! We are oatmeal lovers as well, though we eat steel cut oats. My son loves them, even in the heat of our Southern summers! We just had peanut butter banana oatmeal, one of our favorite flavor combinations.

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