Healthy Black Forest Overnight Oats

black forest overnight oats in a glass jar with a cherry and cacao nibs on top.

Black forest overnight oats with creamy dark chocolate oatmeal and dark sweet cherries are an easy, healthy make ahead breakfast that tastes like dessert! (gluten-free, vegetarian)


  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 2 tsp dark cocoa powder (I like Dutch processed)
  • 1 tsp honey (more or less to taste)
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dark sweet cherries, pitted and halved


  1. In a jar or other container with a lid, whisk yogurt, milk, cocoa, honey and salt.
  2. Add oats and cherries. Stir or close the lid and shake.
  3. Place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours.


  • Oats will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  • To enjoy warm, simple heat in the microwave for about 60 seconds.
  • Maple syrup can be used in place of honey.
  • If it's not cherry season, you can use frozen cherries. They will thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  • For an extra boost of healthy fats, you can add a teaspoon of chia seeds or ground flaxseed.
  • Top with any toppings you like, such as cacao nibs, nuts, or chocolate chips.

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