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Nutty cherry overnight oats recipe

Nutty cherry overnight oats recipe

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Give overnight oats a summer glow-up. With sweet and syrupy cherries and cocoa nut bites, this bright breakfast is bound to start your day off with a bang. See method

  • Serves 2
  • Takes 15 mins plus cooling and overnight chilling
  • 528 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


  • 200g punnet cherries, halved and pitted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or clear honey, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 120g porridge oats
  • 2 tbsp milled flax seeds
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 300ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 eating apple, coarsely grated
  • 25g pack cocoa & vanilla nut bites
1 of your 5-a-day and a source of fibre

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    19g 27%
  • Saturates

    2g 12%
  • Sugars

    26g 29%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 67.1g Protein 15.6g Fibre 12.3g


  1. The night before, put the cherries, 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey) and 1 tbsp water in a small, lidded saucepan over a low heat. Cover and gently cook for 5-10 mins until softened and juicy. Transfer the cherries to a bowl with a slotted spoon, leaving the cooking juices in the pan. Simmer the juices over a medium heat for 2-3 mins until reduced and syrupy. Pour over the cherries and leave to cool completely before placing in the fridge overnight.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flax seeds, cinnamon and almond milk. Cover and transfer to the fridge overnight.
  3. The next day, divide the oats between 2 bowls. Top with the cherry compote, grated apple and nut bites, and drizzle with extra maple syrup, if you like.

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