So we’re in agreement that cherry & almond is a fantastic flavor combination, right? I’ll assume that you’re enthusiastically nodding your head “yes” and that you want to hear more about this overnight oats parfait.
It has been way too long since I last made one of these beautiful-to-look-at and delicious-to-eat breakfast parfaits. True, they do take some forethought to put together the night before as well as some time to assemble in the morning, but let me assure you that they are well worth it!
This one in particular.
I combined chewy rolled oats with sweet-tart cherry juice, juicy fresh cherries, creamy Greek yogurt, and a touch of almond extract; the mixture of which chilled overnight in the fridge. Now these cherry almond overnight oats are awesome all on their own, but when layered with cherry banana soft serve and topped with crunchy toasted sliced almonds, they are taken to a whole other level.
The purplish pink hue alone makes me want to take a nose-dive into the parfait!
Not only does this breakfast parfait look like dessert, it tastes like it as well.
And we all know how I feel about dessert for breakfast ;).
Cherry Almond Overnight Oats Parfait
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Keywords: breakfast vegetarian almonds cherries greek yogurt oatmeal summer
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 0%)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened tart cherry juice, preferably organic
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup (optional, depending on how tart your cherry juice is)
- a few drops pure almond extract
- 1 cup pitted & halved sweet cherries, preferably organic, divided use (you may use frozen, if you’d like; I used fresh)
- 1 banana
- 1 Tbsp toasted sliced almonds
The night before, combine oats, yogurt, cherry juice, maple syrup, (if using), and almond extract in a bowl; stir well. Fold in 1/2 cup cherries, (reserve remaining 1/2 cup), cover, and refrigerate overnight.
Also the night before, peel and slice the banana. Place banana slices in a freezer-safe plastic bag and freeze overnight.
In the morning, place the frozen banana slices in a food processor and puree until a soft-serve consistency forms. Add in the remaining 1/2 cup pitted & halves cherries and puree just until combined.
Stir the toasted sliced almonds into the oats.
Layer the oats and cherry-banana soft serve in a glass.