Chewy Cherry Baked Oatmeal for Heart Health

Think heart-healthy recipes can’t taste good? You need to try this yummy breakfast dish.

The recipe is courtesy of Graceland Fruit, one of the largest single providers of infused dried fruits in the world, with operations located in northern Michigan.

Here’s what they had to say about what makes this recipe tasty and good for you:

“Graceland dried cherries boast more than a tart, tangy flavor. They also enable you to reach your heath and wellness goals by offering a low sodium, cholesterol-free ingredient and snack food option. Cherries promote heart health through a powerful array of antioxidants (more than red wine or dark chocolate!) as well as anthocyanins, which are responsible for lowering cholesterol, triglycerides and reducing inflammation. This can lead to clearer arteries and healthy weight loss. Looking for new ways to incorporate dried cherries into your diet? Test out the baked oatmeal recipe below for a scrumptious, heart-friendly breakfast or brunch!”

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Photo courtesy of Graceland Fruit

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1 cup rolled oats
1 heaping cup berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
1/3 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 egg
1 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut (shredded)
Honey (for drizzling)

Chewy Cherry Baked Oatmeal

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
In a personal-sized ceramic baking bowl, add oats, egg, Greek yogurt and fruit. Fold in until combined.
Add dried cherries, almond milk, and coconut. Fold in again until additional ingredients are combined.
Drizzle honey on top of mixture.
Place in the oven for 25 minutes or until top is crispy and golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5-10 minutes. Garnish with excess fruit and dried cherries. Top with a sprinkle of coconut and enjoy!

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