Cherry Vanilla Almond Overnight Oatmeal

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ve heard me say many times how difficult it is for my to devote more than 1 minute to the preparation of breakfast on weekday mornings. I just don’t want to wake up any earlier than I already do, and as a result most warm breakfast recipes I post were made on the weekend, in a crock pot overnight, or for dinner. Thankfully, there are more options than a bowl of cereal every morning, such as this single serving oatmeal in a jar.

The great thing about this oatmeal is that it can be made a couple days in advance and can be mixed with any fruit or nuts on hand. I know plenty of people rolling in berries from picking throughout the summer and this would be a great way to use some. The rest of the ingredients are staples I have stocked all the time. In the morning the jar can be snatched for an on-the-go option or warmed up in the microwave to enjoy warm at home. Or while we’re at it, nuke it and then take it to go!

Cherry Vanilla Almond Overnight Oatmeal

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CHERRY VANILLA ALMOND OVERNIGHT OATMEAL

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1/3 cup quick cooking oats

1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (I used 0% Chobani)

1/3 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp ground flaxseed

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Pinch salt

1 Tbsp honey

6 cherries, pitted and chopped

2 Tbsp slivered or chopped almonds

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredient in a small bowl. Transfer to an 8 oz. jar and screw on the lid. Refrigerate at least overnight or up to 3 days.
  2. Enjoy the next morning cold, or heat in microwave.

Source: Adapted slightly from Sumptuous Spoonfuls.

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