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Black Forest Overnight Oats

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


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.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup rolled oats (use gluten-free, if gluten-sensitive)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp carob or cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup Simple Homemade Date Syrup
  • 1 cup plain, unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh cherries, pitted


Add the dry ingredients of rolled oats, chia seeds, and carob (or cacao) powder in a medium size mixing bowl. Use a spoon or whisk to combine.

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.



  1. Measuring cup
  2. Measuring spoon
  3. Mixing bowl
  4. Spoon
  5. Mason jars
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Soak Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Refrigerator
  • Cuisine: American