Cherry Overnight Oats

Start your morning with vegan, naturally sweetened Cherry Overnight Oats! These overnight oats, which call for SIX ingredients, make a delicious breakfast for all. 

Overnight oats fan? Don’t miss Strawberry Overnight Oats and Peach Overnight Oats!

Three jars of Cherry Overnight Oats sit on a white towel, ready for serving

A typical breakfast at my house is an unsweetened cashew milk-blueberry-spinach-cocoa powder-rolled oat-maple smoothie.

But some mornings, you want something different than the same old-same old.

Sometimes, you gotta pull out the big guns… assuming you thought about it the night ahead and prepped.

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    Cherries sit in a white bowl on a turquoise background

    The big guns, of course, are overnight oats.

    Have you tried them before?

    They’re a family favorite, adored by me, my husband and our 3-year-old, and they’re sooooooo simple to put together.

    That’s a winning combination in my book!

    The six ingredients for Cherry Overnight Oats, shown on a turquoise background

    Since it’s the summertime and fresh cherries are everywhere, I obviously harvested some of those beauties and threw them into this recipe.

    The end result is a perfectly sweet-tart breakfast that can be eaten at the table, in the car or at work. Wherever you consume them, they’re delish.

    Also, I added dark chocolate chips to the final product because who doesn’t love chocolate in breakfast? (You can totally skip this if it’s not your thing.)

    Halved, pitted cherries are shown in the base of mason jars as overnight oats are assembled

    Can these overnight oats be made the morning of?


    You’ll run into the problem of the oats being too hard and chewy to actually enjoy.

    Make these the night ahead OR mix up a batch for the whole week on Sunday night, pop them in the fridge, then eat them throughout the week.

    A mixture of cashew milk, maple syrup and cherry puree are poured in top of rolled oats to make overnight oats

    I’m not vegan, dairy free OR gluten free. Why should I try these overnight oats?

    Short answer: They’re freaking delicious!

    Long answer: Overnight oats are an amazing way to start any morning because the oats are one of the healthiest grains on earth. They’re heart healthy, among other health benefits. Also, I find that I don’t get hungry as quickly if I have oats as a part of my breakfast.

    Mason jars of Cherry Overnight Oats are filled to the brim and ready to chill in the refrigerator overnight

    How can I customize these oats for myself?

    Everyone’s tastebuds are different, so you can definitely customize these.

    If you’re not vegan or dairy free, you can use regular milk.

    If the cashew milk/cherry puree/maple syrup mixture isn’t sweet enough, add a bit more maple. (Just use it sparingly because you don’t want to over sweeten!)

    If you’re allergic to nuts, use nut-free milk. (Coconut milk, rice milk, dairy milk, etc.)

    Close up of Cherry Overnight Oats from above, highlighting the fresh cherries and chocolate chips used as toppings

    How long can these overnight oats last in the fridge until they turn to mush?

    Ours lasted a week and were utterly delightful! I used the extra thick rolled oats * (affiliate link) because I love the texture those provide, and that made them last so long.

    If you’re using regular rolled oats, 2-3 days is your maximum limit.

    Closer look at three jars of Cherry Overnight Oats sit on a white towel, ready for serving

    What do I need to make these Cherry Overnight Oats?

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    Overhead image of Cherry Overnight Oats with two silver spoons and cherries

    I’m not a cherry fan. What are some other overnight oat recipe I might enjoy instead?

    If you’re into cherries? You’re gonna adore these sweet-tart overnight oats.

    Scroll on down to learn how to make ‘em…

    Pinterest image for Cherry Overnight Oats, featuring a final shot of the overnight oats, topped with more cherries and dark chocolate chips, and text

    Three jars of Cherry Overnight Oats sit on a white towel, ready for serving

    Cherry Overnight Oats

    Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate
    Start your morning with vegan, naturally sweetened Cherry Overnight Oats! These overnight oats, which call for SIX ingredients, make a delicious breakfast for all. Combine fresh cherries with non-dairy milk and maple syrup before pouring over thick cut rolled oats. Store 'em in the fridge overnight, then serve the next day with dark chocolate chips and additional cherries. The perfect summer breakfast, these Cherry Overnight Oats are a treat!
    5 from 2 votes
    Servings 3 servings (8 oz.)
    Calories 316 kcal
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Overnight Rest Time 12 hours
    Total Time 12 hours 15 minutes


    Overnight Oats

    • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
    • ½ cup cherry puree
    • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
    • 1 ½ cups rolled oats extra thick (if possible)
    • ½ cup cherries halved and pitted


    • Additional cherries halved and pitted
    • Dark chocolate chips

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    • In a blender, combine the cashew milk, cherry puree and maple syrup.
    • Add halved cherries to the bottoms of the three mason jars.
    • Pour in ½ cup of the rolled oats into each jar.
    • Pour the wet ingredients into the jars, stirring with a spoon. (They will be VERY full.)
    • Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
    • Enjoy cold the next morning, topped with additional cherries and dark chocolate chips.


    If you or your family are nut free, substitute coconut milk, rice milk or dairy milk in this recipe.
    If you are making this recipe vegan, read the label of your dark chocolate chips to ensure they are vegan.
    If you don't want to make a cherry puree by blending some halved, pitted cherries in the blender, you can substitute pure cherry juice instead.


    Serving: 8oz.Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 8mgFiber: 6gSugar: 24g
    Keyword cherries, overnight oats, vegan breakfast, vegan recipe
    Course Breakfast & Brunch
    Cuisine American
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    This post originally appeared on Julie’s Eats and Treats, where I am a contributor.

    What is your traditional breakfast?

    Do you like overnight oats, too?

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    About the Author:

    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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    1. SOLD! I’m so in love with the idea of cherry overnight oats! Big overnight oat fan over here, and the cherry infusion sounds absolutely amazing!

      1. Woohoo! So happy to hear this, Julia! We’re huge overnight oat fans, too, and I hope you enjoy this twist on ’em. They’re just so darn good, and the cherry flavor adds a little something different.

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