Cherry Almond Overnight Oats Parfait

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Cherry Almond Overnight Oats Parfait

Are you looking for a scrumptious and healthy breakfast option that’s not only delicious but also incredibly easy to prepare? Look no further! This Cherry Almond Overnight Oats Parfait is the perfect choice. Packed with the goodness of cherries, almonds, and creamy oats, this parfait is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a nutritious way to start your day.

Name:Cherry Almond Overnight Oats Parfait
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time15 minutes
Cooking Time10 minutes (for compote)
Total Time:Approximately 8 hours (including overnight refrigeration)
Servings2 servings (adjust as needed)
Yield2 parfaits

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk (or your preferred milk)
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Greek yogurt (or non-dairy yogurt if preferred)
  • Fresh cherries, pitted and halved
  • Additional sliced almonds for garnish

Instructions

Prepare the Cherry Almond Compote:

In a saucepan, combine the cherries, honey (or maple syrup), water, and vanilla extract.

Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the cherries soften and the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and let it cool. You can refrigerate it for a faster cooling process.

Make the Overnight Oats:

In a bowl, combine rolled oats, almond milk, honey (or maple syrup), almond extract, sliced almonds, and salt.

Mix well, cover the bowl, and refrigerate overnight. This allows the oats to absorb the liquid and become creamy.

Assemble the Parfait:

In serving glasses or jars, start by layering a spoonful of the overnight oats.

Add a layer of Greek yogurt on top of the oats.

Spoon a layer of the cherry almond compote over the yogurt.

Repeat these layers until the glass is filled, ending with a dollop of yogurt on top.

Garnish with fresh cherries and a sprinkle of sliced almonds.

Enjoy Your Cherry Almond Overnight Oats Parfait!

Grab a long spoon and dig into the layers of creamy oats, tart cherry compote, and rich yogurt.

The combination of sweet and tart flavors with a hint of almond will surely tantalize your taste buds.

This parfait not only tastes amazing but is also a great source of fiber, antioxidants, and essential nutrients to kickstart your day.

Start your mornings right with this Cherry Almond Overnight Oats Parfait. It’s a delightful way to enjoy a wholesome and flavorful breakfast. Plus, it’s perfect for meal prep – make a batch in advance, and you’ll have a nutritious breakfast ready to go all week. So, don’t wait any longer; treat yourself to this scrumptious and nutritious parfait and conquer the day ahead with energy and vitality!

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories: 310 kcal
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugars: 22g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Sodium: 88mg
  • Potassium: 355mg
  • Vitamin C: 6mg
  • Calcium: 202mg
  • Iron: 2mg

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.

Cherry Almond Overnight Oats Parfait

The purplish pink hue alone makes me want to take a nose-dive into the parfait!

Cherry Almond Overnight Oats 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

Cherry Almond Overnight Oats Parfait

by Lauren Zembron

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

Instructions

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.

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