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Marzipan Fudge Oatmeal with Cherries

MARZIPAN. Chocolate-covered marzipan, to be exact. The marzipan flavor of Ritter Sport chocolate is the ONLY vegan one. They have other dark chocolate varieties, but for some reason, only this one is vegan. I don’t get it, but I won’t complain; this chocolate bar is one of my favorite treats.

This chocolate-covered marzipan is joined with some fresh cherries (they’re in season now!!) and sprinkled atop a fudgy, almond-flavored porridge. The almond echoes and enhances the marzipan theme, so even if you only have a bit of the chocolate-covered marzipan on top, each bite will still be reminiscent of this almond confection. (more…)


Cherry Coconut Fudge Oatmeal

I was desperately low on frozen cherries when I set off to make this recipe. This meant I had only one option: break out the jar of maraschino cherries.

I have struggled in the past to really create strong cherry flavor in oatmeal. Fresh or frozen, cherries tend to be pretty shy when cooked in porridge. I knew maraschino cherries would help, but I felt like that was cheating. Well, it’s time to cheat.

Cherry Coconut Fudge Oatmeal by the Oatmeal Artist #vegan

For the recipe, I used half frozen cherries and half maraschino cherries. I even snuck in a bit of the syrup from the jar (less than a teaspoon). What a difference it made! Did I cheat? yeah. Was it worth it? Definitely. (more…)


Peach-Cherry Oatmeal with Avocado

Oatmeal con aguacate? Sounds bizarre, I know. But I’ve done it before (Grapefruit Avocado Oatmeal) and I loved it. I’ve been plotting my next avocado recipe for years. Years!!!

Peach-Cherry Oatmeal with Avocado #OatmealArtist #Vegan

Here are a few reasons why you should consider putting avocado in your oatmeal:

  1. Because it looks pretty. Sliced avocado can elevate the aesthetics of literally everything.
  2. Because it feels like buttercream in your mouth, and its there anything better than buttercream?
  3. Because–let’s be honest–you bought that avocado and you know it will only be good for a couple days, so you better put in on as many things as possible before it’s no longer edible.
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Cherry Nana Oatmeal with Chocolate Nut Butter

Truthfully, the base of this oatmeal is good enough on its own, and it can be made with just a handful of ingredients. However, given my fundamental need to have nut butter in my stomach on a daily basis, I added the chocolate nut butter. I have no regrets. Obviously, Dark Chocolate Dreams or Nutella or my Faux-reo Cookie PB2 would work great, but I had almond butter on hand, so that’s what I used.

You can make any (nonflavored) nut butter chocolatey by following the instructions from my Mango & Chocolate PB Oatmeal.

Cherry Nana Oatmeal with Chocolate Nut Butter by the #OatmealArtist #Vegan

I never expected cherries and bananas to complement each other so well, but they really do. The sweetness from the bananas brings out the flavor of the cherries, and that cherry infusion adds enough wow-factor that no cinnamon is necessary–and I rarely make a banana oatmeal with just fruit and vanilla extract! (more…)


Cherry-Berry Breakfast Cobbler

It’s been a while since my last cobbler recipe! Over a full year, in fact. I found inspiration to return to this format when I found myself with an abundance of fresh cherries, blueberries, and strawberries, all dying (quite literally) to be consumed within 48 hours.

Cherry-Berry Breakfast Cobbler #OatmealArtist #vegan

The secret to this recipe is waiting until the berry mixture is bubbling. Don’t take it out any sooner. It’s kind of like when you bake a casserole and you have to wait until the creamy or cheesy mixture starts bubbling before it’s truly done (and I was never patient enough to let that happen, which is why I never make casseroles).  (more…)


Cherry Kiwi Oatmeal

I guess it’s kiwi(fruit) week! Probably because I was at my parents’ house and I convinced my mom to buy me some kiwi, and I figured I should probably finish it all before I flew back to New York. 🙂

I also convinced her to buy me these cherries. Notice a theme?

Cherry Kiwi Oatmeal by the Oatmeal Artist #Vegan

My recipe calls for dried orange peel, which is my latest discovery. It adds such a natural and subtle brightness to foods (and is much less potent than, say, lemon or orange extract). I think it’s a great way to add flavor instead of resorting to sweeteners. (more…)


Cherry Chili Brownie Baked Oatmeal [Guest Post]

This is recipe #1 from the brownie baked oatmeal contest!!! This winning submission comes to us courtesy of Katarzyna. 

Cherry Chili Brownie Baked Oatmeal | A Guest Post by Katarzyna #oatmealartist #vegan

My Cherry Chili Brownie Baked Oatmeal was inspired by chocolate my Mom gave me. It was cherry & chili dark chocolate and I absolutely loved it. The only thing it was lacking was . . . the chili flavor. (more…)


Berry Oatmeal with Coconut Butter and Pomegranate

Well, my least favorite holiday is coming up. I am the Scrooge of Valentine’s Day. I just don’t appreciate gift-giving holidays; there’s too much pressure. It’s the same reason I prefer Thanksgiving over Christmas–no gifts! 🙂

Berry Oatmeal with Coconut Butter and Pomegranate

However, in the past couple of years, my rigid refusal to participate in holiday-themed recipes has waned. I can’t even remember why I was against them in the first place. I’m actually such a festive person! (more…)


Cherry Pineapple Oatmeal

I learned after making Carrot Pineapple Oatmeal that adding pineapple to anything is a game-changer. It’s a way to add great flavor and sweetness to something that wouldn’t be sweet or flavorful otherwise. ? Cherries on their own have great flavor, but not so much in oatmeal.

Cherry Pineapple Oatmeal #vegan #oatmealartist

I’ve been trying to return to simpler porridges lately. Brownie Baked Oatmeal with Matcha Cashew Filling is great, and Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate PB2 Frosting is grand, but there’s a reason why I just make Fudgy Banana & Peanut Butter Oatmeal every day instead of those elaborate concoctions.

(It’s probably the same reason I have avocado toast for lunch 5 times a week. ?)
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Cherry Cashew Oatmeal

This recipe came about from two different needs. 1) More “5 ingredients or less” recipes. 2) I booked a spontaneous flight to visit mon petit ami before my spring semester started, and I wanted to build up my recipe collection before leaving (hence all the guest posts recently). 

Cherry Cashew Oatmeal by the #OatmealArtist #vegan

I bought raw cashews recently to make a cashew cheese log during the holidays. I had some leftover that I’ve just been saving for the next time I want to do something impressive with cashews. After a couple months, I decided that I will never be ambitious enough for that, so oatmeal it is. (more…)