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Two jars of cherry overnight oats with jars of ingredients in the background

Cherry Overnight Oats with Dark Chocolate Chips

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This nutritious cherry overnight oats recipe is easy and quick to prepare and will keep you full for hours! Meal prep tonight for breakfast tomorrow.


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract or vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved


  1. Combine oats, chia seeds, and salt in a jar or airtight container.
  2. Add the almond milk, Greek yogurt, almond extract, and maple syrup.
  3. Stir everything up very well.
  4. Add the toasted almonds, chocolate chips, and cherries. Stir again to combine.
  5. Cover the jar/container and refrigerate at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. 


Enjoy cold right from the fridge in the morning.

Storage: overnight oats are best eaten within five days of preparation.

Ingredient and dietary restriction substitution ideas

  • Make it dairy free and vegan. Use your favorite plant-based yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt.
  • Make it nut free. Use another milk, such as hemp milk, and swap the almonds for hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds.
  • Use vanilla extract instead of almond extract. The almond extract adds a cake-like flavor, while vanilla will just enhance the other flavors of the recipe.

Keywords: cherry overnight oats, overnight oats