These 6 ingredient, quick and easy Black Forest Cake Overnight Oats have all the taste of the classic dessert in a healthy, gluten free and protein packed breakfast!
It’s a breakfast birthday party up in huurrr!
No, it’s not MY birthday…
It’s FFF’s 4th birthday!
They grow up so fast.
But, for real. Today marks 4 exact years since I pressed “PUBLISH” on my first blog post. I would show you what it was, but the photos were SO bad that I took them down.
But, if you want to see some of my earliest “work” (I’m cringing) feel free to check out this kabocha squash with peanut sauce (which I actually still eat daily,) gluten free pancakes with sweet potato and apple (which are DELISH) orrr this chicken salad recipe with avocado and candied pecans.
You’re allowed to laugh at me. I CAN TAKE IT. TUFF.
You know how I am celebrating this big 4? Driving across the country in a U-haul.
Try not to be too jealous of my VRY VRY exciting life. I know it’s hard.
We’re in the middle of our move to Missouri, so I ALMOST did not even post anything today. BUT, how terrible would it be to not celebrate a birthday, you know? I feel like it would make me the worst food blogger of EVER.
SO, overnight oats because:
- Oatmeal is my most favorite thing on this planet that we call earth. Which means it’s also FFF’s favorite since FFF is basically me. Or something.
- Food that you can make ahead is one of YOUR most favorite things on this planet we call earth.
- CAKE is SO necessary when celebrating a birthday.
Black. Forest. Cake. Overnight. Oats my friends.
Pictured with a MOUNTAIN of creamy, fluffy whipped cream (or coconut whip!) and topped with a sweet, chewy cherry <– Spoiler alert: these aren’t actually part of the recipe.
But it’s FFF’s party and she can whipped-cream-in-the-morning-if-she-wants-to.
You could also join her because no one likes a party pooper.
And not joining in cake with whipped cream AND cherries is definitely pooping on a birthday breakfast party ya dig?
This cake-for-breakfast is going to make your real life ULTRA compl-EAT in the sense that, as we discussed in the funfetti protein overnight oats, cake for breakfast is ALWAYS a good life decision.
And, cake with muscle PUMPING protein? E’ry day. ALL. DAY.
Or just at breakfast. But, whatever. You know what I mean.
These oats have all the same SUPER rich, deep dark chocolatey goodness that mingle with tart cherries and sticky-sweet honey that the classic cake has. The swirls of thick, creamy vanilla Greek yogurt are even packing some mock frosting feels and sensations that tingle your taste buds in the BEST WAY TO START THE DAY.
The only thing the real deal has on these easy-peasy oats is BOOZE.
Which, I honestly thought about adding (kinda like the mimosa gluten free coffee cake) buuuuut I thought that might be a little bit too far?
I’ll leave that choice up to you. (Do it.)
What isn’t up to you is the fact that you’re gonna be wanting to do the cake-for-breakfast dance for all the mornings left in you real-person, food-eating LIFE.
Black Forest Cake Overnight Oats
- 1/2 Cup Non-fat, vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 Cup Red tart cherries packed in water, drained
- 2 Tbsp Honey, divided
- 1 Cup Rolled, old fashioned oats (gluten free if needed)
- 2 Tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Cup Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Divide the Greek yogurt between two large cups.
In a small bowl, gently stir the cherries with 2 tsp of the honey, reserving the rest for later. Divide between the two cups, on top of the yogurt.
In a large bowl, stir together the oats and cocoa powder. Add in the almond milk and the remaining 4 tsp of honey and mix well, making sure the honey doesn't just stick to the bottom of the bowl. Divide between the two cups.
Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight, and then DEVOUR.
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMART POINTS: 11 POINTS+: 9. OLD POINTS:6
(Per 1 serving)
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