Dairy Farmers of Canada

Oatmeal Porridge with Almonds and Cherries

Our dietitians' favourite

Whole grain oatmeal cooked to perfection in milk flavoured by the naturally sweet taste of cherries.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 5 min - 10 min
Yields 4 servings
oatmeal porridge with almonds and cherries


  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • 1 1/4 cup (310 mL) water
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cup (330 mL) quick cooking rolled oat
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) dried cherries or dried cranberries chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) roasted almonds chopped
  • More Milk if needed
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Stove Top:

In a saucepan, combine milk, water and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring often. Gradually add rolled oats and cherries. Reduce heat and let simmer, stirring often, until the oatmeal is tender – about 3-5 minutes.


In a large microwavable bowl, mix together milk, water, cinnamon, oatmeal and cherries. Cook on high, 4-5 minutes, stirring once.

Once cooked, remove porridge from heat or microwave oven, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the almonds and add more milk to taste.


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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 328 Calories
Protein: 14 g
Carbohydrate: 50 g
Fat: 9 g
Fibre: 6.9 g
Sodium: 59 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 18 % / 193 mg
Magnesium: 49 %
Phosphorus: 38 %
Thiamin: 35 %
Vitamin B12: 32 %