Dark Chocolate-Covered Cherry Baked Oatmeal

The National Cherry Festival happens every July in Traverse City, MI. It is the perfect place to get some Michigan cherries for this delicious recipe. This baked oatmeal is perfect to make ahead of time for a grab-and-go meal during busy mornings.

Oats may help lower blood sugar levels, especially in people who are overweight or have type 2 diabetes. Cherries are filled with antioxidants, vitamins, dietary fibers and melatonin to help aid in sleep.

Photo Credit: A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup almonds or walnuts, chopped, divided
  • 2 cups cherries (sweet or tart), pitted and halved, divided
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 cups chocolate milk of choice, may use a milk substitute
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Dark Chocolate-Covered Cherry Baked Oatmeal

Instructions
1. Heat oven to 375F. Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, half the nuts, half the cherries, and half the chocolate chips. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
3. Sprinkle the remaining hazelnuts, cherries, and chocolate chips on top.
4. In a second bowl, whisk together the chocolate soymilk, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour over the oats, shaking the pan around slightly so that it is evenly distributed.
5. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until set. Let cool slightly before serving.
Enjoy!


Nutrition Information per Serving:
Nutrition Facts
16 Servings
1 serving = 2"x 2" square
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137.5
Total Fat 5.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Cholesterol 11.6 mg
Sodium 113.8 mg
Potassium 110.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20.9 g
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
Sugars 11.7 g
Protein 3.3 g
Vitamin A 3.2 %
Vitamin B-12 0.5 %
Vitamin B-6 1.5 %
Vitamin C 2.2 %
Vitamin D 0.6 %
Vitamin E 4.0 %
Calcium 3.1 %
Copper 4.1 %
Folate 0.9 %
Iron 5.3 %
Magnesium 4.1 %
Manganese 8.3 %
Niacin 1.0 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.6 %
Phosphorus 4.6 %
Riboflavin 3.7 %
Selenium 0.8 %
Thiamin 4.1 %
Zinc 1.5 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    1. Hi Mary Lou,
      Thank you for reaching out. This recipe has been updated with a full nutrition analysis. I hope you enjoy this delicious breakfast. In good health, Grace

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