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5-minute Cherry Walnut Oatmeal

5-Minute Cherry Walnut Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cookatwork #breakfast #recipe

You guys, I have the most amazing breakfast recipe for you … and it’s so fast and easy, you can make it at work! I’ve been doing exactly that for several days a week for the past two weeks. Perhaps I have a small obsession with cherries, but I never seem to tire of it. It’s just so yummy!

There is a small prerequisite, though–you have to make the Cherry Vanilla Rum Sauce first. This is why I’m bringing you this recipe on a weekend so you have pleeeenty of time to get that cherry sauce cooked up. Now, I know some of you might freak out a little bit about putting rum in your oatmeal. Seriously, most of the rum cooks off when you’re cooking your sauce … and you’re not using that much of the sauce in your oatmeal anyway. It’s no worse than using a bit of vanilla extract in your oatmeal and it adds so much flavor!

I keep a little jar of quick-cooking oats, a 1/4 cup measuring cup and a small shaker of salt in my desk for oatmeal mornings. Then all I have to do is flavor it up. The only trick to this recipe is not boiling over the oatmeal. Microwaved oatmeal can do that to you sometimes. This is why I recommend using a BIG bowl. The oatmeal is going to puff up quite a bit when cooking. Please don’t do like I did and insist on using a mug to cook your oatmeal and then make a huge mess in the company microwave so then you have to spend another 5 minutes cleaning up after yourself. I am not going to mention how many tries it took me to learn my lesson.

5-minute Cherry Walnut Oatmeal

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

5-minute Cherry Walnut Oatmeal


  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • A dash of salt
  • About 1/4 cup Cherry Vanilla Rum Sauce (recipe here)
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts


  1. Put the oats, water, milk and salt in a large bowl and stir. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave another minute. Stir.
  2. Is the oatmeal done? If so, stir in the cherry sauce. If not, microwave another 30 seconds before stirring in the cherries.
  3. Sprinkle the top with toasted walnuts and enjoy!


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5-Minute Cherry Walnut Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cookatwork #breakfast #recipe

This recipe was shared at: Tuesday’s TableWordless Wednesday, Share it Wednesday, The Wednesday Roundup and Weekend Potluck.

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2 Responses

  1. Thank you for stopping by to share your recipes this week!!
    Have a beautiful day!

    July 22, 2015 at 7:50 am

  2. Looks so yummy and healthy.

    July 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm