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Cherry Macaroon Oatmeal

Sharing the best oatmeal recipe today! Treat yourself to my simple and delicious Cherry Macaroon Oatmeal!

Best Oatmeal Recipe

Best Oatmeal Recipe

Here to share the BEST oatmeal recipe with you today! We went nuts for this oatmeal that’s great for breakfast or brunch. These flavors are so good together. I love that from start to finish it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Enjoy!

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How Do You Make Oatmeal?

Quick-cooking oats have been precooked then dried and rolled. They are sometimes labeled “instant oats.”

Stovetop: Bring 1 cup water (or nonfat or low-fat milk) and a pinch of salt (if desired) to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in 1/2 cup oats and reduce heat to medium; cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes.

Microwave: Combine 1 cup water (or nonfat or low-fat milk), 1/2 cup oats and a pinch of salt (if desired) in a 2-cup microwavable bowl. Microwave on High for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Stir before serving.

Best Oatmeal Recipe

The toasted coconut adds such a great texture to your oatmeal. Pour some shredded coconut into a large skillet over medium high heat. After about 2 minutes, stir and toast all sides until golden and beautiful. So good!

Best Oatmeal Recipe

Use a spoon and swirl your Red Tart Cherry Preserves over your warm oatmeal. Talk about a treat! Healthy and delicious. Enjoy!

Best Oatmeal Recipe


Cherry Macaroon Oatmeal Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basic oatmeal recipe, best oatmeal recipe, easy oatmeal recipes, oatmeal recipe, oatmeal recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 294 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup dry quick oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Preserves
  1. Preheat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add coconut; cook and stir for for 5 minutes or until toasted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Cook oats according to package directions. Once cooked, return to a simmer and stir in almond milk, brown sugar and salt. Stir to combine. Divide oatmeal into 4 serving bowls. Swirl in 1 tablespoon Red Tart Cherry Preserves and top with pinches of toasted Coconut.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Macaroon Oatmeal Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 167mg5%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Even though I’m not an oatmeal person, I’m so tempted to attempt to make this. It looks soo good with the cherries and the macaroon topping.

  2. 2
    Maria says:

    I eat oatmeal every morning. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  3. 3

    Oh my gosh. I just had a huge breakfast, but this is calling my name, Jenny!

  4. 4

    I love oatmeal in the morning! Can’t wait to try this version, Jenny!

  5. 5
  6. 6

    Cherry and Coconut are an awesome combination, and in Oatmeal! amazing!

  7. 7

    Michigan and oatmeal in one post?!? I’m dying, Jenny!! <3

  8. 8
    marla says:

    Wonderful oatmeal recipe!!

  9. 9
    Gaby says:

    What an incredible way to start the day, so yummy!

  10. 10

    Looks so good. I eat oatmeal every morning and I love adding cherries and coconut, so this is just my style!

  11. 11

    Such a pretty breakfast, Jenny! Love tart cherries! pinned

  12. 12

    Oh my goodness, Jenny! This is sooooo pretty! I’m coming over for breakfast 🙂

  13. 13
    Ayelet says:

    Made this for brinner tonight…YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  14. 14

    I LOVE oatmeal! And I am always so excited to find new recipes – this one looks awesome Jenny! Pinning!

  15. 15
    Sam O says:

    Eating this right now! It’s so delicious!!

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