Black Forest Overnight Oats Beauty, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 32.
Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Black Forest Overnight Oats

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 15 min (includes soaking time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Overnight oats are the perfect solution to starting your busy morning on the right foot. The combination of cherries and cocoa is inspired by a traditional Black Forest cake, creating richness and sweetness without adding too much sugar. A dollop of yogurt adds a little extra protein and a creamy texture.



  1. In a large container with a lid, combine the almond milk, almond butter, preserves, cocoa powder, maple syrup, almond extract and salt. Stir in the oats. Refrigerate overnight until set.
  2. Stir the oat mixture, then divide among four 8- to 10-ounce jars or glasses, layering the chopped dark cherries with the overnight oats. Top with the yogurt and grated chocolate, if desired.