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Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal Yogurt Cup

Adapted just slightly from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #oatmeal #recipe

This is oatmeal like you’ve never experienced before. It’s unbelievably creamy, nothing like the hot cooked oatmeal I’m used to. And it’s so simple! You just stir it together the night before and pour into a jar for breakfast on the go the next morning.

I was admittedly reluctant to try this one. I like my oatmeal piping hot, with some fruit and nuts stirred in. I’ve experimented with lots of different flavors, but I’ve never ever tried it like this. However, I was getting ready for a week-long trip to Colorado last weekend and I needed to hit the road early in the morning to make it to the airport on time. I wanted to get a good homemade breakfast in my belly before I started pummeling it with restaurant food all week. Don’t get me wrong … I like to go out to eat, but no matter how much you try to choose healthy options, a week of eating out is really hard on your system!

So I decided to try one of my friend Ann’s No Cook Oatmeal Yogurt Cups. I mixed it up the night before my flight and stuck it in the fridge. In the morning, after I got my bags packed into the car, I grabbed my little cup, took a few quick photos, then took off for the airport, oatmeal cup and spoon in hand. I ate my little cup on the way to the airport, eating little bites at every stoplight. It was so good I had no trouble polishing it off before I made it to the terminal.

I’m definitely going to be making more of these babies!

Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: 1 jar

Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal


  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup (1 3/4 ounces) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup (1 3/4 ounces) lowfat milk
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • About 10 sweet cherries, pitted and chopped
  • For topping: Sugar and Spice Almond Slices (recipe here)


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Pour into a small jelly-jar-sized mason jar and screw on the lid. Refrigerate at least overnight (or up to three days).
  2. Top with the sweet roasted almond slices and enjoy your ready-made breakfast on the go!


Choose other fruits and spices to add to this oatmeal to make your own flavors!

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Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #oatmeal #recipe

This recipe was shared at Sweet & Savory Sunday, Thursday’s Treasures and Clever Chicks Bloghop.

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7 Responses

  1. Ann

    I am thrilled you enjoy this recipe, Ann! I, too, was always a piping-hot oatmeal person and this one took a little tinkering to get it right. The funny thing is, I just polished off my morning jar minutes before reading your post: ) Perfect on those morning when time is tight…which seems to be often! Love your nutty topping, too!

    June 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

  2. this concept is completely new to me! What a great time saver 🙂 Thanks for posting

    June 10, 2013 at 6:59 am

  3. Yum, I rarely have time to make anything for breakfast on the weekdays so this would be perfect.

    June 12, 2013 at 10:03 am

  4. Overnight oatmeal is one of my favourite breakfast when there’s hot outside. 🙂 Tasty, healthy and realy freshing!

    June 17, 2013 at 2:54 am

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  6. kalina

    hi yummy looking recipe was wondering can you heat this over the stove or will it subtract from taste?

    March 10, 2015 at 11:53 am

    • Ann

      Hi Kalina,

      I haven’t tried heating it on the stove, but I’ve heard of people heating their overnight oats in the microwave, so I would think it would work to heat it on the stove too. The cherries would release juices as they cook and I think that would be wonderful. The only thing I wonder about is the Greek yogurt–you might want to stir that in at the end to preserve the active cultures in the yogurt.

      If you try it, let me know how it turns out!


      March 10, 2015 at 7:37 pm