Caramelized cherries and almonds with a hint of cinnamon are the perfect sauce to top desserts, ice cream and pancakes with. This Cherry Almond topping is an easy 5 minute recipe with fresh ingredients you will love.
While syrup and butter is always a perfectly sweet and salty combination that is undeniably good, sometimes it’s nice to lighten things up with fresh fruit.
Fruit on Pancakes
Bananas, strawberries and blueberries are a classic pancake option, but the possibilities are endless. From roasted apples to fresh peaches, fruit is a great topping on your morning pancakes.
This Cherry Almond Topping is a unique twist on fruit with pancakes. The warm cinnamon spice warms up the fresh cherries and the almonds add a great crunch. It is all sweetened up a little with a couple tablespoons of brown sugar.
Depending on how tart your cherries are, you can take some liberties with how much sugar you add to sweeten them up a bit more or less.
Cinnamon Cherries on Ice Cream
This Cherry Almond Topping isn’t just limited to breakfast foods. While it is great on pancakes, French toast bake or your morning Greek yogurt, the possibilities are endless for these sweetened fruit and nuts.
A big bowl of ice cream is absolutely fantastic topped with these warm cinnamon spiced cherries and almonds. The tartness of the cherries with warm spice pairs with the sweet ice cream wonderfully.
More fresh cherry recipes!
Fresh cherries are a great summer fruit perfect for sweet and savory recipes. Check out some of these fantastic breakfast, drink and dessert recipes using the classic fruit!
- Cherry Overnight Oats
- Fresh Cherry Pina Colada
- Mini Cherry Cobbler
- Cherry Amaretto Bundt Cake
- Cherry Chocolate Muffins
- 1 c. fresh cherries, pitted
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/4 c. almonds, chopped
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Heat a skillet over medium heat.
- Add cherries, brown sugar, almond and cinnamon. Stir over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, or until it starts to caramelize.
- Remove from heat and top pancakes or ice cream with cherries.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.