RecipeCherry Oatmeal Bake

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 270
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 65 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 44 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7 g
  • Total Sugar: 20 g
    • Natural Sugar: 14 g
    • Added Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 250 mg

This oatmeal bake is cherr-ific! The oatmeal topping bakes up nice and crispy, the inside Cherry-Chia Jam filling is bubbly and warm, and adding on a little extra dollop before serving is, well, the cherry on top. The luscious layers combine to create an indulgent and satisfying dessert that reminds me of Drake’s Cherry Pies, gently sweet and super flavorful. My crew devours it as is, but if you like it a little sweeter, you can add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey over the top. You’ll love it cherry much!

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This recipe makes 6 servings

Cherry Chia Jam:

  • • 4 cups frozen pitted sweet cherries
  • • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Oatmeal Bake

  • • 1 cup nonfat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • • 1 cup almond milk (or any milk of choice)
  • • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • • Optional toppings: toasted, chopped pecans or almonds, Greek yogurt, aerated whipped topping

Preheat oven to 375˚.

For the Cherry-Chia Jam: Add cherries to microwave-safe bowl; microwave for 5 minutes until they’re softened and juices have seeped out, forming a pool at the bottom. Smash the larger skins with a fork, breaking them up as best as you can. Stir in chia seeds and let sit for at least 30 minutes or so to set and slightly firm into a jammy consistency.

For the Oatmeal Bake: Mist a 9- × 13-inch casserole dish with oil spray. Add Greek yogurt, milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup (or honey) and eggs (you can crack eggs right into casserole dish, but be sure to whip them with a fork before mixing into entire wet batter). Mix and mash all wet ingredients together until it’s as smooth as possible; you may still have small lumps—that’s completely fine.

Add oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt; mix everything together so ingredients are combined. Add cherry-chia jam (that’s been sitting to firm), and stir through so it’s evenly distributed. Bake in oven on middle rack for about 55 minutes.

Remove, let slightly cool (it will firm as it cools) and slice into large squares. Garnish slices with an extra dollop of Cherry Chia Jam if desired, and optional toasted chopped pecans or almonds, or any other preferred toppings, like aerated whipped cream, yogurt and sliced berries.

This will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information provided per slice.

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