Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats

This Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats is a balanced breakfast bakewell in a bowl!
Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats with Almond Butter, Choc Spread & Chopped Almonds

With delicious juicy cherries, nourishing nut butter and creamy almond flavoured porridge, this Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats is a balanced breakfast bakewell in a bowl. I love a warm bowl of porridge but this is my favourite oat recipe yet! (If you also love oatmeal, check out this Cinnamon Protein Oats with Pear & Fig Jam recipe as well). When I imagined up this recipe I thought it would just be another fun spin on your traditional oatmeal porridge. However after tasting this Cherry Bakewell Protein, I quickly realised that this is the breakfast than can change the course of your morning. Warm, sweet, nutty and tasty – I can’t imagine any better way to start the day.

Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats with Almond Butter, Choc Spread & Chopped Almonds

Cherries are a low calorie and nutrient dense fruit which makes them a perfect addition to bowl of warm oats. They are high in fibre and a good source of potassium, calcium, vitamin A & folic acid. Much like berries, cherries have antioxidant properties which means (included as a part of balanced diet) they help protect defends cells against damage from free radicals. Not only are cherries are a really healthful food, they are absolutely delicious! The frozen dark sweet cherries in this recipe are ripe, sweet and juicy. I love using frozen fruit in oats and yoghurt bowl because not only are they convenient, they are usually a lot cheaper and equally as nutritious as they’re fresh counterparts.

Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats with Almond Butter, Choc Spread & Chopped Almonds

Personally, almonds are one of my favourite nuts (second favourite after cashew nuts). These days you can find nuts used is so many different and interesting ways. Almond butter and almond milk are tasty nutritious alternatives to your typical cow’s milk and peanut butter. They both add a delicious hint of nutty, “almondy” flavour. Almonds are rich in healthy monounsaturated fat, a source of protein, antioxidants and micronutrients. Almond extract and toasted almonds in this recipe to up the ante on the almond bakewell taste.

Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats with Almond Butter, Choc Spread & Chopped Almonds

I typically prep my oats overnight by mixing them with the protein, almond milk & almond essence. This mean I can quickly heat them up in the morning with little fuss. Soaking oats in milk overnight soften them up and means you can even eat them uncooked if you wanted. However you can still throw this recipe together in the morning, by cooking a bit longer on the hob or microwave and mixing the protein in afterwards.

I also added a lovely dollop of Sweet Freedom’s Choc Spread to my Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats. This a product I recently discovered in the supermarket and I’m liking it so much. It’s a low calorie, plant-based alternative to your typical chocolate spread and quite honestly just as good. The Choc Spread is rich and chocolatey and chocolate + cherries are perfect flavour pairing. The Choc spread is an optional topping and dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs would also be great alternative.

Yield: 1 bowl

Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats

Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats

With juicy cherries, almond flavoured porridge and nourishing nut butter, this Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats is a balanced breakfast bakewell tart in a bowl.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Almond Oats

  • 45g oats*
  • 200ml almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla/caramel protein**
  • 1 tsp almond

Toppings

  • 75-100g frozen cherries
  • 15g almond butter
  • 15g (Sweet Freedom) choc spread
  • 1 tsp almond flakes

Instructions

Overnight Method

This is my favourite method of making protein oats as the oats cook really quickly in the microwave in the morning. I also find that whey protein really combine well this way.

  1. Combine oats with protein powder in a bowl. Then mix well with almond milk and almond essence. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  2. Heat in microwave for 1-2 mins or until heated through. Add more almond milk or water if the consistency gets to thick.
  3. Served the porridge topped with cherries, almond butter, choc spread and almond flakes.


Stovetop Method

  1. Combine almond extract oats and almond milk in a saucepan and simmer on a medium heat for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Once oats are cooked, remove from heat and allow to slightly cool before adding protein powder.
  3. Served the porridge topped with cherries, almond butter, choc spread and almond flakes.

Notes

*I love jumbo oats because I love they have texture they create in porridge. But normal steel cut or quick oats will probably work just as well.

**I used one scoop (25g) MyProtein Stroopwafel Impact Whey. I just love the taste of this protein but you can use the protein powder of your choice - whey or plant-based alternative.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1 bowl

Serving Size:

1 bowl

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 526Total Fat: 19.2gCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 36g

Nutrition information is based on the exact ingredients and quantities used to create the recipe which can be used to estimate calorie and macronutrient content of similar recreations.

Nayomi Pennant
I’m an utter foodie who is passionate about wellbeing, health & fitness. I created Her Food and Fitness to share delicious nutritious recipes & feasible fun fitness advice for women. My mission is to provide women with food and fitness advice on how to lose fat, build lean muscle and stay healthy.