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Cherry Pie Baked Oatmeal (Easily Vegan)

This healthy yet decadent Cherry Pie Baked Oatmeal is inspired by the classic dessert and perfect for meal prep. Gluten-free/easily vegan!

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This Cherry Pie Baked Oatmeal is the perfect summer meal prep staple. Bake it up on a Sunday afternoon and have breakfast locked and loaded for the entire week! The flavors of this delightful oatmeal are inspired by the classic cherry pie flavor profile we all know and love. Basically, it’s dessert for breakfast.

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Cherry Pie Baked Oatmeal Key Ingredients

Cherries and Flour: You’re gonna pit and quarter the cherries and give them a toss in a bit of flour. The purpose of this is to make sure the fruit is well-distributed rather than sinking to the bottom.

Milk of Choice: Use oat milk for maximum pie vibes, but any milk should work!

Lemon Juice: Just a tablespoon to bring out the flavor of the cherries. If you overdo it, it’ll take away from the pie flavor we’re going for.

Maple Syrup: Just a quarter cup to sweeten things up!

Butter or Vegan Butter: Either works! You could sub coconut oil, but the butter really helps with the cherry pie flavor.

Flaxseed: To give our baked oatmeal structure without using eggs.

Vanilla and Almond Extract: Again, for optimum pie vibes. Omit almond extract to keep this dish nut-free.

Rolled Oats: I do not recommend quick oats (they’ll get mushy) or steel cut oats (they won’t be fully cooked).

Baking Powder: To make sure this oatmeal rises properly.

Cinnamon and Salt: The finishing touches.

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Odds & Ends

  • Pick Your Cherries: Fresh or frozen both work wonderfully!
  • Any Flour Works! Don’t stress about what type of flour you use for coating the cherries. Oat flour and all-purpose both work well.
  • Make It Your Own! Don’t hesitate to switch up the fruit, add some nuts, etc. The world is your oyster!
  • Serving Ideas: I love baked oatmeal served with plenty of yogurt and nut butter. You could also try a splash of milk and some brown sugar or a dab of butter or cream cheese.
cherry pie baked oatmeal slice on plate

I hope this Cherry Pie Baked Oatmeal makes your weekday mornings just a little bit happier! If you give it a try, feel free to leave a rating, review, question or concern. It really warms my heart to hear from you! You can also find me on Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok.

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Cherry Pie Baked Oatmeal

This healthy yet decadent Cherry Pie Baked Oatmeal is inspired by the classic dessert and perfect for meal prep. Gluten-free/easily vegan!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 8×8 Baking Dish
  • Large Bowl
  • medium bowl

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients

  • cups milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup butter or vegan butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract (omit to keep nut-free)

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Cherries

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen sweet cherries pitted and quartered
  • 2 tbsp flour (all-purpose or oat flour are best)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F and grease an 8×8 baking dish with oil, butter, or cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all wet ingredients until well-combined. Add all dry ingredients and mix again until well-combined.
  • In a medium bowl, toss quartered cherries in flour to coat. This will help the fruit stay well-distributed in the baked oatmeal instead of sinking to the bottom. Add the cherries to the oat mixture and stir once more until well-distributed.
  • Pour oat and cherry mixture into baking dish and smooth until well-distributed. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a tester or fork comes out clean or with only a few crumbs and the edges are golden brown.
  • Cool for at least 20 minutes. Slice into 6 pieces and enjoy!

Notes

Storage: Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
To make vegan: Use vegan butter.
To make nut-free: Omit almond extract.
Keyword baked oatmeal, cherry, cherry baked oatmeal, cherry pie, dairy-free, gluten free, nut-free, oatmeal, oats, rolled oats, vegan, vegetarian

Photography by Hope Agresti and Allison Agresti

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