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Overnight Creamy Steel Cut Oats with Cherries, Cacao Nibs and Almond Butter

Prepare this filling, tasty oatmeal dish the night before. Wake up, assemble and go!

Makes 4 servings. Total preparation time: 5 minutes.


  1. Combine soy milk creamer, almond milk, 1 cup water, oats, cinnamon, allspice, dried cherries and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a covered bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next morning, scoop out half of mixture and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, or cook over stove until tender. Add water if too thick. Top oatmeal with 1/2 tablespoon almond butter, cacao nibs, ground flaxseed and almond slices with a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!


1/2 cup dried cherries

1 cup soy creamer or coconut creamer

1 cup unsweetened, unflavored almond milk

1 cup steel-cut oats

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon almond butter

2 tablespoons sliced almonds

2 tablespoons cacao nibs

1 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal

1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

We realize that you may not always have the time to cook meals from scratch, and that a quick and easy substitution may be needed. We always recommend cooking the real thing, but in a pinch you can try this instead:

Buy frozen cooked steel cut oats. Add dried cherries, cacao nibs, almond butter and a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!