Creamy vanilla bean yogurt and cherry preserves are swirled into steel cut oatmeal to create this warm and satisfying power breakfast.
I’m a little embarrassed to admit how much yogurt my family consumes on a weekly basis. Our youngest has only been eating solids for a couple of months now and I swear he is already out-consuming his older brother!
One of the reasons we eat so much yogurt is because I use it to bring down the temperature of hot foods I’m trying to serve my 9 mo and 2 yo. Plain yogurt stirred into chili or blueberry yogurt spread on top of warm pancakes is not only delicious but it also allows me to get food into their bellies asap. Because let’s be real, hungry babies and toddlers are not exactly a fun time… ;)
As a nod to my Michigan cherry love, I decided to pair the vanilla yogurt with Bonne Maman cherry preserves. The slightly tart-sweet cherry flavor blends perfectly with the vanilla-bean Petite Creme. The dish is finished with a handful of buttery walnuts to provide even more protein and heart-healthy fats to keep your whole family energized all morning long.
Your spoon is waiting.
Cherry Vanilla Swirl Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Bring water, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to a roaring boil whisking occasionally over high heat.
- Stir in steel cut oats and flax seed meal then bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
- While oats are cooking, stir together vanilla yogurt and cherry preserves in a small bowl and set aside.
- To serve, stir cherry vanilla yogurt mixture in to the oats and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.