Friday, September 17, 2010

Food Storage Friday: Cherry Almond Oatmeal

We are in Pennsylvania visiting my parents, and my sister-in-law introduced me to this great oatmeal recipe.  We made it one night and it was a huge success!  This breakfast would be a great addition to your three-month plan!

Almond extract, cherry pie filling, old fashioned oats, salt, powdered sugar, and cooking spray

First, measure out your oats, powdered sugar, and salt and mix thoroughly in a bowl.

Next, spray your crockpot thoroughly with cooking spray, and pour in your dry ingredients.

Open up a can of cherry pie filling...

And pour onto the dry mixture in the crockpot.

Add water, and stir.

Cook overnight......

And in the morning, you'll have a delicious hot breakfast waiting for you.

Even the kids loved it!

Cherry Almond Oatmeal
(serves about 6)

3 c oats
3/4 c powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 can cherry pie filling
6 c water
1 tsp almond extract

Spray the inside of your crockpot thoroughly with cooking spray so the oatmeal won't stick.  Combine your dry ingredients in a bowl, then pour that into the crockpot.  Add cherries, water, and almond extract, and stir. Turn on crockpot to "low" setting and allow it to cook for 8 hours.  Enjoy!

This recipe would be really great with apple pie filling and cinnamon!  Any other yummy combinations you can think of??


Carrie Allen said...

This looks yummy!! Would you replace the almond extract with the cinnamon for the apple version? How much cinnamon?

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy and wonderful, but I'll need to figure out a version with less sugar. My kids would bounce off the walls (or get a cavity) if they ate that regularly.