These black forest overnight oats will help you get your day started on the right foot. Made with six ingredients, this yummy overnight oats recipe is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free. There's no added sugar—it's made with whole plant food ingredients.
It's oats meets black forest cake meets chia pudding. It's a winning combination that's perfect for breakfast or a healthy dessert! Plus, this recipe is great for meal prep.
What's in this black forest overnight oats recipe
- Rolled oats (use gluten-free, if gluten-sensitive)
- Cherries, pitted
- Chia seeds
- Carob or cacao powder
- Simple Homemade Date Syrup
- Unsweetened plant-based milk
Both frozen or fresh pitted cherries work well.
The chia seeds not only provide a wonderful texture for these chewy oats but also adds healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Use carob powder for a caffeine-free option. Carob tastes similar to chocolate but has a unique flavor.
How to prepare
Add in the wet ingredients of Simple Homemade Date Syrup and unsweetened plant-based milk. Stir until well incorporated.
Finally, stir in pitted cherries.
Cover the mixing bowl and let oats sit for two hours or overnight. If using frozen cherries, you can let the oats sit on the countertop at room temperature for two hours. This allows the cherries to thaw while the oats and chia seeds set up. If using fresh or frozen cherries overnight, transfer the mixture to the refrigerator.
When the oat mixture is ready, give it a stir, dish it up, and enjoy!
For meal prep, portion servings and put them into mason jars for a grab-and-go breakfast.
These oats keep well in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Check out these other oat recipes
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars
- Overnight Oats with Berries
- Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal for One
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