Cherry Pie Overnight Oats
If there is one meal I struggle with; breakfast would be it. I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to make breakfast a regular thing (and I know it’s like the most important meal of the day ’cause it kickstarts your metabolism) but I think it’s thinking up quick and easy breakfast that don’t require a stove that gets me stumped. So then I get stuck with cafeteria food at work or I grab some toast from the fridge and put peanut butter on it.
I know. Totally not very food blogger-esque.
I’m typically great with planning but breakfast is a whole ‘nother story. However, anything “overnight” saves the day for this breakfast skipper.
This is a sponsored post with The Soulfull Project. All opinions are my own.
The Soulfull Project hot cereals have been lifesavers, too. Their brand mission is what really turned me on to this company. Their “buy one, give one” mission is incredible, especially in this day and age where helping out your neighbor or being united for a cause is becoming more needed.
The Soulfull Project is a new mission-focused start-up dedicated to making high-quality, nutritious food more accessible to those in need. For every serving of their delicious multi-grain hot cereal purchased, they donate a serving of their 4 Grain Blend to a food bank in your region. In the DC area, they donate to food banks like the Capital Area Food Bank. I love this mission because these hot cereals are actually pretty healthy in regards to the ingredients that are in them. I read labels a lot and these hot cereals are filled with wholesome, nutrient dense ingredients such as whole steel cut oats, quinoa, flax, chia, dried fruit — to name a few. The products are non-GMO, Whole Grain Stamp approved, and contain no artificial flavors or colors. That’s pretty good for a hot cereal cup, huh?
In addition to their cereal cups, they have multi-serve re-sealable bags of their hot cereal oats and it comes in two flavors – 4 Grain Blend and Hearty Grains & Seeds! I chose to use the hearty grains & seeds for this cherry pie overnight oats recipe!
As I mentioned above, I’m all about anything “overnight” and this cherry pie overnight oats recipe is one that I’m totally on board with. Since there is barely anything to do but blend the wet mixture together and mix the oats and liquids in a bowl and put it in the refrigerator overnight — this is my kind of breakfast!
Since it’s cherry season, this cherry pie overnight oats recipe is the perfect way to embrace the season and also be a part of this awesome project that The Soulfull Project has created.
Every one of the hot cereal cups comes with one of these stickers. I love the motivational quotes. It’s truly so inspiring!
In case you are wondering how you can participate, The Soulfull Project is available in 64 Wegmans stores on the east coast and is also available online at thesoulfullproject.com
Cherry pie overnight oats is a quick and easy on-the-go breakfast to make the night before!
- 1 pound fresh cherries, pitted
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup plain kefir (or you can use plain greek yogurt)
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 cups Hearty Grains & Seeds Cereal
In a blender, blend together cherries, almond milk, vanilla extract, kefir, and maple syrup until smooth.
Pour into a large bowl then add the Hearty Grains & Seeds Hot Cereal. Mix together then cover and place into the refrigerator overnight.
Prior to eating, stir to incorporate.
Please note the active time in the kitchen prepping this recipe is only 15 minutes. However, the idle time of sitting in the refrigerator overnight is approximately eight hours — which gives you a total prep time of eight hours. Don't be alarmed by the time above :)
Feel free to add any of your favorite toppings on top! I added some crushed hazelnuts.
If you find the mixture too thick the next day, you can add more almond milk to it and mix it in.
You can eat this chilled or warmed up in the microwave.
If you can't find Hearty Grains & Seeds Cereal, feel free to substitute with regular old-fashioned oats.
Posted on June 12, 2017