Sweet Potato + Dried Cherry Oatmeal

Sweet Potato + Dried Cherry Stove Top Oatmeal

Sweet Potato + Dried Cherry Stove Top Oatmeal

Every now and then I feel like all of my food mojo gets lost.

I’ll be rocking and rolling for a few weeks, buzzing with creative energy and excitement around menu planning and cooking. And then BOOM. It’s gone without a trace. No note left behind for where it’s gone, or even when it will be coming back.

And into the mix two other mouths to feed and it’s a recipe for disaster.

Sweet Potato + Dried Cherry Stove Top Oatmeal

All I have to say is thank god there are other food blogs out there to help pull me out of my food rut.

Case and point: The Oatmeal Artist.

How that gal finds a way to stay inspired and creative with one single ingredient is beyond me. Believe me, I’m not complaining. Quite the contrary, I’m freakishly enamored with her and her uncanny talent for creativity when it comes to oats.

Sweet Potato + Dried Cherry Stove Top Oatmeal

This bowl of yumminess is a take on her Sweet Potato + Cranberry Oatmeal.

I had initially made it for The Babe, but it looked way too good to let her have it all. So, I took a spoonful to taste. And then another spoonful, and another spoonful…

Don’t worry, she definitely got her fill of sweet potato oatmeal yums. She kept pointing at the spoon, squealing, and opening her mouth for another bite. LOVE HER.

Sweet Potato + Dried Cherry Stove Top Oatmeal

Sweet Potato + Dried Cherry Stove Top Oatmeal
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Sweet Potato + Dried Cherry Stove Top Oats

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 -2
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop sweet potato and place in a small saucepan with water. Bring to a boil and cook until sweet potatoes are fork-tender; approximately 5-7 minutes.
  2. Drain water and mash with fork or potato masher. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Combine water and almond milk in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. Add oats and reduce heat to medium.
  5. Let simmer for about 4-5 minutes or until oats begin to absorb the liquid.
  6. Add in 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes, reserving the rest for tomorrow (or another use). Stir to combine.
  7. Add in cinnamon and maple syrup, and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed or at desired consistency.
  8. Add in dried cherries and stir.
  9. Transfer to a bowl and serve warm!

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free*, gluten free*, corn free, soy free, egg free.
*Oats are inherently gluten (and wheat) free, but can become contaminated during the processing. If you have Celiac Disease or have an allergy, make sure to use certified gluten-free oats.

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

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