Indulge in cherry overnight oats, a delicious and easy breakfast to prepare in advance. This sweet healthy breakfast recipe is perfect for busy mornings and meal prep.
Who can say no to a breakfast with the sweet taste of cherries to start the day? Try these breakfast desserts in the form of overnight oats recipes with flavors like tiramisu, raspberry, mango, and banana chocolate, perfect for promoting healthy eating habits to your family.
You won't find a more basic and straightforward recipe than this no-cook cherry overnight oats. Combine ingredients, refrigerate overnight, and enjoy softened oats and intensified flavours.
The following morning, create layers in a glass with overnight oats, mashed cherries, sweetened yogurt, and relish the taste!
Why do we love it?
A great addition to meal plans.
The options to customise it are endless.
Made with basic ingredients
Oats: Rolled oats, also called old fashioned oats, are great because of their texture and taste. You have the option of using either porridge oats or quick oats as well. However, the texture and taste could differ from old-fashioned oats.
Milk: Although I used unsweetened almond milk, any plant based milk, such as coconut, soy, or oats milk, would work.
Sweetener: I have used maple syrup, but you can use any sweetener of your choice.
Cherries: Fresh cherries are preferable, but frozen cherries can be used instead.
Yogurt: Store-bought plain greek yogurt works, but homemade creamy yogurt is also a good option.
Chia seeds: I have incorporated chia seeds for added health benefits.
Flavour enhancer: vanilla extract to enhance the flavour of overnight oats.
Spice: cinnamon powder to infuse warm spiced flavour.
See the recipe card for quantities.
How to make cherry overnight oats?
Combine 1 cup rolled oats, maple syrup, chia seeds, and almond milk in a bowl.
Mix the ingredients well with a spoon until they are combined..
Place a plate or cling wrap over the bowl and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours.
On the next day, remove the bowl from the fridge and set it aside.
In a small bowl, combine yogurt and maple syrup.
Mix it thoroughly using a spoon and set it aside.
Add pitted cherries to a bowl and heat it in the microwave for a minute or until cherries are mushy on high stirring in between with a spoon.
Take the bowl out of the microwave and mash it with a fork.
In a glass or a jar, add a layer of mashed cherries followed by a layer of overnight oats.
Add a layer of prepared yogurt over the oats.
Follow these steps to make more cherry, oats and yogurt layers up to the top of the glass.
Treat yourself to tasty cherry overnight oats.
Substitutions and Variations
Sweetener: Don't limit yourself to maple syrup, use your favorite sweetener instead.
Nuts and seeds: cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds or melon seeds can be used. Almonds and cherries complement each other well. Elevate the cherry almond overnight oats by topping with slivered almonds.
Dairy free: To make dairy free overnight oats, switch to coconut yogurt instead of dairy yogurt.
Gluten-free version: Use certified gluten free rolled oats instead of regular ones.
Protein: To increase your protein intake, try adding peanut butter or almond butter.
You can keep cherry overnight oats in airtight mason jars in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Tips and Tricks
In case you don't prefer to eat overnight oats cold, allow the oats jar to stay on the counter for 10-15 minutes after taking it out of the fridge.
Adding an adequate amount of milk will help achieve a porridge-like texture. The milk may seem like too much, but the oats will absorb it and be perfect in the morning.
Ensure that the bowl can accommodate the oats as they absorb the liquid and double in size.
Of course, you can. Expect a chewier texture than rolled oats and a longer soaking time will be necessary.
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📖 Recipe Card
Cherry Overnight Oats
- 1 Glass jar
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 2 Small Bowls
- 2 spoons
- 1 Fork
1 Cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 Teaspoon = 5ml
- ¼ Cup Plain Yogurt
- 1 Teaspoon Maple syrup adjust to taste
- ¾ Cup Fresh cherries
- Combine rolled oats, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla extract and almond milk in a bowl.1 cup Rolled Oats, 1 Cup Almond milk, 1 Tablespoon Maple syrup, 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract, 2 Teaspoons Chia seeds
- Mix the ingredients well with a spoon until they are combined.
- Place a plate or cling wrap over the bowl and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours.
- On the next day, remove the bowl from the fridge and set it aside.
- In a small bowl, combine yogurt and maple syrup.¼ Cup Plain Yogurt, 1 Teaspoon Maple syrup
- Mix it thoroughly using a spoon and set it aside.
- Add pitted cherries in a bowl and heat it in the microwave for a minute or until cherries are mushy on high stirring in between with a spoon.¾ Cup Fresh cherries
- Take the bowl out of the microwave and mash it with a fork.
- In a glass or a jar, add a layer of mashed cherries followed by the layer of overnight oats.
- Add a layer of prepared yogurt over the oats.
- Follow these steps to make more cherry, oats and yogurt layers up to the top of the glass.
- Treat yourself to tasty cherry overnight oats.
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