Grain Cereals with Cherries

Grain Cereal with Cherries

Every summer, I purchase some Okanagan cherries from a local farmers’ market and indulge myself with a big bowl of fresh cherries in the warm afternoon. But being an urban farmer, there is always a thought for winter season in mind. So I freeze the rest for a cold morning in winter to enjoy this recipe. I repeat this process every weekend until cherries are out of season. I do the same for all those heat loving stone fruits. You will come to appreciate this when there is nothing but rain!

Grain cereal

Cherries

Grain Cereal with Cherries

Grain Cereals with Cherries

Serves 2

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup rolled rye
1 tablespoon butter

2 1/2 cups almond milk
1 tablespoon cane sugar
Pinch of salt

Cherry sauce
1 cup fresh or frozen cherries
1 tablespoon cane sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*Add 1 tablespoon water if using fresh cherries

Topping
Ground flax seeds
Handful of sliced almonds

Heat a sauce pan with butter and toast the grains well over medium-high heat till you smell the aroma . Stir continuously for 7 to 10 minutes so as not to burn them. Add almond milk, bring to a boil then add sugar and a pinch of salt. Turn the heat to low, continue to stir and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or to your liking. I like it thin so I stop the heat when there is still some liquid left, about 12 minutes. In the meantime, place cherries, sugar and vanilla extract in a small pan and cook for 6-8 minutes over medium-high heat. When cherries have softened and the juice becomes syrupy but not dry, remove from heat. Serve the cereal in a bowl and drizzle cherry sauce on top. Sprinkle flax seeds and sliced almonds over top.

 

 

 

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28. January 2012 by Emi Uchida
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