Black Forest Overnight Oats
6 hr + 7 min
One-bowl / one-pot
10 ingredients or less
Total6 hr + 7 min
½ cup (51 g)
½ cup (120 mL)unsweetened soy milk†
1 Tbsp (7 g)ground flaxseeds
2 Tbsp (30 mL)
1 Tbsp (7 g)
¼ tspalmond extract
¼ cup (65 g)cherry pie filling
⅓ cup (80 mL)unsweetened coconut yogurt
Make your own
- In a small bowl, mix the oats, milk, flaxseeds, almond butter, cocoa, and almond extract.
- Spoon the mixture into a mason jar, alternating with spoonfuls of the cherry pie filling. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, top with yogurt and other desired toppings and enjoy!
- †Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk and yogurt that are fortified with calcium.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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Grains & Starches 52%
• rolled oats
• unsweetened soy milk
• ground flaxseeds
• almond butter
Fruits & Veggies 13%
• cherry pie filling
• unsweetened soy milk
• unsweetened coconut yogurt
• ground flaxseeds
• almond butter
Nutrition per serving
Calories 573 kcal
|Total fat||28.8 g|
|Saturated fat||5.0 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||68.6 g|
|Dietary fiber||13.4 g|
|Total sugars||23.9 g|
|Added sugars||4.7 g|
|Vitamin A||100 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin B12||2 μg|
|Vitamin C||1.3 mg|
|Vitamin D||3 μg|
|Vitamin E||7.9 mg|
|Vitamin K||3 μg|
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Discussion & Rating
Amazing recipe! We made it several times and it helped us not skip breakfast.
Vielen herzlichen Dank das und die anderen Overnight Oats sind so lecker .
Herzliche Grüße aus Norddeutschland von Kristina
This is basically a weekly breakfast menu item in our household!
Quick tip to eliminate clumps of almond butter, is to whisk everything but the oats together first then stir in the oats after. Not that there would be anything wrong with an extra dose of almond butter in the mouthful in my opinion.
Loved the recipe! Made some modifications—-Forgot to add flaxseeds and only did half the almond butter and just used plant-based hot cocoa powder (all I had!) —and it was still delicious! I think I will try again with fresh cherries, it sounds like it would be a great pairing.
Honestly this is our fav breakfast.. my 7 year old boy love eating this… infact I made it tonight for tomorrow.. thanks a lot
I didn't have all the ingredients at home, so I swapped soy milk for almond milk and almond butter for tahini, also bananas instead of cherries - nevertheless it was very delicious and I can see myself eating this more often!
So decadent and yet modern. Loved it 😍
Overnight oats is the best
I love this recipe so much! My new favourite go-to breakfast! Thankyou ❤️
This is my new favorite overnight oats recipe. I top with chopped almonds and a few mini chocolate chips and wow. Love this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing.
If you are a person that battles with wanting dessert for breakfast but knows you are going to crash before lunch if you do, this is the breakfast for you! (especially perfect for those of us who struggle with hormonal cravings). I didn't make any changes at all except adding a few fresh cherries when I ate it.
Your video about overnight oats make me discover a new way to enjoy breakfast,
I tried many variation inspired by all your oats recipe, thank you !
This recipe sounds more than great!
But as I'm not a native speaker, I'm a bit confused, what Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder is.
Is that the unsweetened one you use for baking?
This was so delicious! Oatmeal is a bit hit or miss for me so I didn't know how much I could love it but I'm ecstatic to add this into my meal prep rotation 💖 Thank you for the recipe!
So tasty! I just made a new batch - I’ve made it several times and it’s a family favorite. I use frozen cherries instead of the filling but follow the rest of the recipe as written. Thanks Pickuplimes!
Cherries aren't in season right now so I used frozen cherries. I absolutely love the flavour combination of the dark chocolate, cherries, and almond butter! And the coconut yogurt is a must! It definitely gives the oats a more indulgent, whipped cream-like texture.
P.S. warm greetings from Canada 👋
This is the first porridge I really like 😍
I make this all of the time now as it hits so many of the daily dozen challenge ingredients suggested by Dr Michael Greger. I always use vanilla extract and water instead of plant milk, occasionally I use peanut butter when I run out of almond and never had any issues with the flavour. One thing I’ve wondered though is whether the cherry pie filling would count as a portion of fruit or is the sugar content too high? I wondered if you could help me with this, I’ve done it with homemade cherry chia seed jam a few times too and that is really yummy!
Yummy!! Easy to make for work!!!
One of my beloved breakfasts! It's filling, it tastes amazing, and it's extremely easy to make!
Absolutely in love with these ❤️ I make them every week and i always have to make more to bring them to my parents :)
I discovered PUL earlier this year. Where have you been all my life?! This is the first PUL recipe I tried. For the first batch, I only made 2 servings in case I wanted to adjust anything. Nope. Not necessary. My only regret was not making more! I've made multiple batches since, and I'm still just as obsessed with it. I can't wait to try out the other overnight oat recipes! And the recently posted iced coffee recipes!
I was so hooked on this stuff for three weeks straight, I had to take a break from it haha! When I have the time and energy to make breakfast before I go to bed, this is the one I make. I also tried the blueberry one, which was fine by all means, but this... this hits the SPOT!
It is a lot for me though, so I usually make this full recipe for my boyfriend who is a big eater and half it for myself. We enjoy it with freezer-cherries, and any nutbutter we have. And the homemade ones are worth it, just saying. If I could give this six stars, I would.
Black Forest gateau is my favorite cake, so it was quite a treat to eat some for breakfast. It was pretty sweet, though, so I reserve it for special occasions.
I didn't know this was missing from my life until I tried it, and I am so glad I did! I have made the PUL Raw Black Forest Cake a couple of times in the past and I have learnt that cherry-coconut-chocolate-almond are definitely one of my favourite flavour combinations. Out of all the PUL overnight recipes, this is the one which to me tastes the most like dessert.
I made my boyfriend try some after I had raved about it and he found it pretty bitter. I guess it is down to personal taste but I love it!
Hi :) I realy want to make this but i have a question. How big (ml) is the jar thar you're using? Or how mani ml is one serving? Greetings Sarah
I make this in batches and literally eat every morning for breakfast. Dessert for breakfast!! 🥰 since, it’s so healthy, I don’t even feel guilty 💃🏻💞
I'd replace the almond extract with almond flour (or almond liquor 😉), because the the extract gives it a bitter taste, but otherwise it's good!
I really want to start eating healthy and these overnight oats are so tempting to start with!!! But....
I do not have plant based milk/Yogurt nor do i have almond butter (can't make it at home). Could i use regular diary milk/Yogurt and peanut butter from the superstore??
I'm loving this breakfast! I live in The Netherlands so I actually use the exact same cherry pie filling, and it's delicious! Very filling too. I used vanilla extract instead of almond extract and topped it with calcium-fortified soy yogurt, berries and a little chopped dark chocolate for added texture. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
So delicious! Since I used nutella instead of nut butter, it was on the sweeter side but still incredibly tasty!
Hmm so delicious! All of them will be so perfect in hot summer.
As I'am german, we can't buy cherry pie filling here, so I did my own after the recipe of my past apprenticeship as confectioner/pastry chef (it's in one here).
Defrost cherries, press a lot of liquid (don't throw away) out of them without crushing, then weight them
For 50g of pressed cherries
6g sugar or syrup of choice
A small slit of bio-orange with the peel on
A small slit of bio-citron with peel on
4g wheat starch, replace with corn starch
Cook everything with the liquid of the cherries like pudding, let cool and enjoy
If some like the real black forest taste (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in german), eat it as lunch and pour a lot of some cherry alcohol in the oats, because that's what they do with the cake. Then ... Have fun!
Absolutely amazing! The bitterness from the cacao powder goes so well with the sweet cherries. I used canned cherries that I suppose are not as sweet as cherry pie filling, which might have reduced the heaviness. I topped my overnight oat with yoghurt, some more canned cherries, almond flakes, and chopped 80 % chocolate. I got the Black Forest cake feeling😋☺️
Can you share what brands of coconut yogurt you use? It always looks so thick and delicious and I can’t seem to find yogurt like that!
These were pretty good! Thick and heavy - will stick to the ribs and keep you full! Recommend adding some tart plain yogurt on top and a sprinkle of salad to add a pop of flavor to this mild overnight oats recipe
I never comment on recipes. This jar of oats was so delicious I felt compelled to write a review. Sweet and creamy, but not too rich. Filling, but not heavy. The flavors remind me a lot of my grandma’s Black Forest brownies. I will make this one again and again. I made the recipe as stated, except I subbed out the cherry pie filling for Winco brand frozen cherries, because that’s what I had on hand. They worked great. Thanks for the great recipe, Pick Up Limes!
This is so insanely good! I swapped out the cherry pie filling for some jam I already had at home, almond butter for cashew butter, and used chia instead of flax seeds. Topped it off with some cacao cinnamon dusted almonds and some frozen cherries and this is the best breakfast I had in a long time. Thank you AND i can't wait to try your other oat recipes <3
I’ve never tried black forest before but I thought the cherry part was the best part for sure! Maybe add a little less cocoa powder to make it less bitter and a little bit less almond extract, but it was pretty good!
I make my own cherrypiefilling with frozen cherries.
This is so delicious! Haven't had overnight oats in a while but got a craving after seeing the video with your recipe ideas. Just made the black forest overnight oats for my breakfast tomorrow and cannot wait to have it! :)