You simply can’t go wrong when it comes to cherries and chocolate, or even overnight oats for that matter! I will admit, you will start to see many overnight oat concoctions on my blog as I have become quite obsessed with them over the last year. They are so easy to make, delicious, and so good for you! Overnight oats are so forgiving and so versatile. You simply can’t mess them up!
I have to say this version is in my Top 5 of Overnight Oats. And if you don’t love it, than I am sorry. More for me!
– 230 calories
– 6.3g total fat *healthy fat*
– 37g carbs
What you will need:
1/3 cup + 2 tbs quick oats
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbs flax meal
2 tbs 0% plain greek yogurt
1 tbs stevia (or agave, honey if preferred)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt, optional
8 cherries, pitted
6 chocolate chips
1 tsp Homemade Chocolate Syrup
3 walnuts, toasted and crushed, optional
In a small bowl, mix together the first 8 ingredients, cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to allow the oats to soften. If you’re using old fashioned oats or steel cut- I recommend prepping this the night before, as the oats will take longer to soften.
While you’re waiting, you can warm the cherries in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and crush your walnuts- if you are using them as garnishment. Once the oats are softened, stir well. They should be thicker and less runny. If they appear runny- add a tbs or two more of oats and allow to sit. If you opt to use regular yogurt, which is not quite as thick as greek yogurt, cut back on the almond milk to 2 tbs. You need to play with it, depending on the yogurt you use. Some are thinner than others. If it still appears runny at 2tbs of almond milk, add a tbs at a time of additional oats.
Top with the garnishment items and enjoy!
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