• Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cooking Time: 5 mins
  • Serves: 4

Black Forest Oatmeal

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 Ingredients List

  • 3-3/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cherries plus additional cherries
  • Miniature semisweet chocolate chips, optional
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional


In a large saucepan, bring 3-1/4 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil. Stir in oats and wheat germ; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine cocoa, sugar, vanilla and remaining water; stir until smooth. Add chocolate mixture and cherries to oats; stir until well combined and heated through. Serve topped with additional cherries and, if desired, miniature chocolate chips and sweetened whipped cream.

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