Thank you to So Delicious Dairy Free for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
There’s not much better than opening your refrigerator in the morning and having breakfast all ready to go. Especially when that breakfast is as delicious as these Cherry Almond Overnight Oats! Made completely dairy-free with almondmilk and sweetened naturally with fruit and honey (or maple syrup), this is a breakfast that tastes creamy and decadent but will also fuel you with nutritious, plant-based goodness for the whole morning.
I used unsweetened So Delicious Dairy Free Organic Almondmilk for the base of these overnight oats. I feel great about using it and feeding it to my family because it’s made with simple organic ingredients and it’s 100% plant based (even the bottle is made from plants!).
Also, I love that the unsweetened almondmilk has no added sweetener at all, which means I can control how much sugar I add to it. For this recipe, I used only honey as a sweetener (maple syrup can also be used as a vegan alternative, or if you are feeding to a child under one). Between that, the creamy texture of the almondmilk, and the sweet fresh cherries, these oats taste super decadent!
You can find where to purchase So Delicious Dairy Free Organic Almondmilk here.
It was easy to find So Delicious Dairy Free Organic Almondmilk at Target with the other milks and milk alternatives- and I had some pretty awesome company on my shopping trip! Plus- good news! You can get 20% off of So Delicious products using cartwheel on the Target app from 2/18-3/17. That’s a pretty great deal.
Zoey loved these overnight oats almost as much as she loved going to Target with me. This is a great way to prepare food for babies and toddlers. For smaller babies, I recommend using quick oats rather than rolled, as they will be a bit softer and mushier, as well as chopping up the fruit very finely and omitting the nuts.
I love the flavor of vanilla with cherries and almonds. It’s classic. made these overnight oats two ways: once with vanilla extract, and once with vanilla bean paste. I prefer the vanilla bean paste. Because this recipe is not cooked, the alcohol doesn’t cook out of the vanilla extract. And while a teaspoon in the recipe isn’t enough to affect you in the way alcohol usually does, it does have a strong taste that doesn’t work quite as well as vanilla paste.
I LOVE fresh cherries, but they can be a bit annoying to pit for this recipe. For an easy shortcut, feel free to use frozen, pre-halved and pitted cherries. You could even use dried cherries- as they sit in the liquid, they will soften a bit (but definitely will be chewier than fresh).
Here’s the recipe for these dairy-free Cherry Almond Overnight Oats!
Cherry Almond Overnight Oats (Dairy Free)
- 2 cups unsweetened almondmilk such as So Delicious Dairy Free Organic Almondmilk
- 2 tablespoons honey maple syrup can also be used
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract, or the pulp from 1/4 of a vanilla bean
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds
- 1 cup cherries pitted and halved or quartered
- extra almonds cherries, and/or honey for topping, if desired
- In a medium bowl whisk together the almondmilk, honey, vanilla bean paste, and salt.
- Add the oats, chia seeds, almonds, and cherries. Stir until combined.
- Cover and allow to sit in refrigerator for at least four hours.
- Enjoy topped with extra almonds, cherries, or honey if desired.
- For a vegan version, or if you are serving to a child under 1 years old, be sure to substitute maple syrup for the honey (or another kind of sweetener).
- Store this in your refrigerator for up to four days. If it thickens too much over time, thin it out with a little more almondmilk.
- To save prep time, you can use frozen cherries that have already been pitted. You can even use chopped dried cherries- they will soften a bit as they sit in the liquid, but will have more "chew" than fresh or frozen.
- The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Target. The opinions and text are all mine.