Cherry and Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats

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Cherry and Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats

This is a very nutritious, and filling breakfast. It is perfect for busy mornings and very easy to make. My kids love it and often ask for seconds.
Why do I use milk instead of water?
I personally think milk adds a creamy consistency, which my kids love. 
Are these oats eaten hot or cold?
This one is meant to be eaten cold. It has greek yogurt and like regular yogurt, greek yogurt can be temperamental in the presence of heat and can curdle. So I rather not take a chance. The recipes that don't contain yogurt can be heated.
What are the ingredients used in this recipe?
Plain greek yogurt
Reduced-fat milk (2%)
Rolled oats
Maple syrup
Dark chocolate
Cherries (pitted, either frozen or thawed)
Chia seeds
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Shilpa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 3/4 cup reduced fat milk (2% milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped cherries (either thawed or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (you can use a sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate either chopped or chunks

Instructions

  • Mix the yogurt and the milk well in a bowl with a lid. 
  • Then add all the other ingredients and mix well.
  • Cover it with a lid and refrigerate overnight. 
  • Enjoy it cold in the morning.

Notes

  • You can use any dark chocolate. In this recipe I used simple organic truth 72% cacao dark chocolate chunks. In my  Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats with Dark Chocolate recipe I used Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips.
  • You can make it vegan by replacing the 2% reduced fat milk to a non-dairy milk like soy milk or almond milk and eliminating the chocolate. 
  • You need to add chia seeds in this recipe. They tend to suck up liquid and make the consistency thick. If you want to eliminate chia seeds then reduce the amount of milk.

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