Cherry Vanilla Flax Overnight Oats

Overnight Refrigerator Oats Cherry Vanilla Flax Recipe

I finally made overnight oats. I have wanted to try making this for a long time now and just never got around to it. Not sure why it has taken me so long because overnight oats is probably the easiest recipe of all time.

I actually made this overnight oats recipe 3 times before finally getting it right for me. The first time I made it I used a variation of this recipe from The Yummy Life – she has a ton of overnight oats recipes. It was good but I was not crazy about the yogurt in it. I usually love yogurt with my oats but for some reason with overnight oats not so much. It seemed to be too thick for me. Then I used a variation of this recipe by Skinny Taste. The flavor was good but the consistency was to thin for me. I decided to give overnight oats a shot again when I saw this post by My Whole Food Life. Her recipes don’t use yogurt and I found the amount of liquid to oats she uses to be just right. Hmmm I think I sound a little like goldie locks.

I decided to create my own recipe using My Whole Foods Life’s overnight oats liquid to oats measurements as a base. I used unsweetened coconut milk for the liquid, frozen cherries, ground flax seed, and a little pure vanilla extract, cinnamon, and pure maple syrup. I just want to point out that I had all of these ingredients on hand because I use them for my Cherry Vanilla Green Smoothies.


I mixed all the ingredients into a pint size glass mason jar and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. I was a little worried about using frozen fruit but it thawed perfectly by morning.

In the morning, I gave it a taste and loved it. I was not sure how I would like it cold but I thought it was really good. I did add a little extra coconut milk to thin it up a bit but all and all I really liked the consistency. I loved the flavors of the cherry, cinnamon, and vanilla. However, I do want to say that I did not eat this for breakfast. I always have a smoothie for breakfast time so I brought it to work with me and had for lunch. The best part about overnight oats is they are portable. You know I love portable meals.  It was great!

If you have been waiting on trying overnight oats I suggest you give them a try. Especially, with the hot days of summer coming up I think refrigerator overnight oats will be a nice refreshing breakfast.



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Cherry Vanilla Flax Overnight Oats
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Recipe type: overnight oats recipe, refrigerator oatmeal recipe
Serves: 1
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons flax
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Mix all ingredients into a glass pint size mason jar, close lid, and store in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning stir it up and add a little coconut if needed for consistency.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 recipe Calories: 270 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 49 WW Points +: 7 Fiber: 6 Protein: 7


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  1. Ok… I have tried other overnight oats…and have NOT been a fan. (FYI…. Steel cut oats should NEVER be used for this… Period!!) I also am not a huge cherry fan… But I tried these and they are fantastic!! Will for sure make again! Thanks for another winner!!!

  2. Just made this (with milk, no coconut milk at home) and I don’t think that I can wait until tomorrow morning! Could we make a bunch of these or would the oats get too soggy?

  3. I can’t wait to try this! I’ve been obsessed making my mason jar salads and mason jar Greek yogurt parfaits-excited to try a new recipe!

  4. Perfect for me as I am not one to like my oats hot or warm. I have actually been adding a little bit of oats to my fresh peach and greek yogurt parfaits for quite some time. Excellent!

  5. Chris Weeks says:

    We’ve been using many variations of oatmeal in jars especially from The Yummy Life. Now that summer is here they are no longer for breakfast…. I’ve been using them for take along dinners to swim meets! I love the cherry vanilla/cherry chocolate combination. Can’t wait to try yours. Thanks.

  6. Silly question…is the flax you use the seed or ground??

  7. All I know is the Quaker Oats brand of rolled oats. Would I use the quick cooking version, or regular?

  8. I’m thinking this might be really good using almond extract. Almond + cherry = amaretto 😉

  9. How long can you keep them in the jar?


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