Cherry Almond Overnight Oatmeal

Looking for a healthy breakfast that will actually fill you up? Look no further than this simple and delicious oatmeal recipe. Prepare this the night before and toss it in your bag on the way out the door in the morning to kick-start your day.

Makes 1 serving

  • 3/4 cup nonfat milk or plain almond milk
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Few drops pure vanilla extract
  • Few drops pure almond extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds, for serving
  • Honey, for serving (optional)

In a pint Mason jar, combine the milk, oats, brown sugar, lemon zest, extracts and salt. Shake well. Add the cherries. Refrigerate overnight. Before serving, top with sliced almonds and a drizzle of honey.

Nutrition facts (per serving):


  • 148 calories7g fat
  • 242mg sodium
  • 118g carb
  • 6g fiber
  • 14g protein


​Bryn Mooth is the author of the Findlay Market Cookbook, the editor of Edible Ohio Valley  magazine, and she also publishes a website called She loves cooking tasty and uncomplicated dishes, cultivating a small vegetable garden and shopping at the Tristate area's many local farmers markets. Saturday mornings, you'll find Bryn at Findlay Market bright and early, doing much of her grocery shopping for the week. She's pleased to be partnering with Healthspirations to share her recipes, how-tos and information about eating healthfully in Cincinnati!