Apricot Cherry Overnight Oatmeal

I achieved the impossible: I snapped an attractive photo of overnight oatmeal! What is it about overnight oats that make them so UN-photogenic? I think that’s one of the reasons why I don’t like posting overnight recipes. I always feel like I’m setting myself up for failure. I loathe putting up a post with sub-par photos (yet I do it all the time).

Confession time: this was the first fresh apricot I’ve ever eaten. Ha! I’ve had many a dried apricot, but never fresh. I bought one last year to make an oatmeal recipe with, but I waited a day too long and it turned rotten before I could cut into it. Dang…I hate wasting food!

I know many of you have requested for bigger helpings of overnight oatmeal, so I think you’ll appreciate this one. It’s massive! Having an entire fruit diced into it adds so much bulk.

I have no idea what else to do with apricots. They are so foreign to me! Any suggestions?

Apricot Cherry Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1-2

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/4 cup plain, berry, or vanilla yogurt (I used plain Almond Dream)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (can omit if using flavored yogurt)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of allspice (optional)
  • small handful of dried, fresh, or frozen cherries
  • 1 apricot, diced
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar.
  2. Cover with lid and shake, shake, shake until combined.
  3. Store in the refrigerator overnight (or for several hours). Eat cold or warm up in the microwave!

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

6 Responses to Apricot Cherry Overnight Oatmeal

  1. Personally, I think apricots are always better cooked than fresh – I would start by making a quick stovetop sauce, or bake them, or throw some on the grill with dinner – it really brings out their flavor and tartness. I make loads of loose apricot jam/sauce in the summer and eat it on oatmeal all winter.

  2. June says:

    Looks delicious! I love overnight oats in the summertime, I’ll have to try this flavor sometime soon. 🙂

  3. Quinn G. says:

    Hi Lauren! I was wondering if you could share how you made your “Recipe List” page. I’ve been looking around for a while for how to make one, and I can’t seem to find a good tutorial. Thanks so much!

    • Lauren Smith says:

      Easy! I just write the recipe titles in alphabetical order and link them to their post. It’s nothing fancy, as long as you know how to alphabetize and hyperlink. 😉

  4. I bought vanilla flavouring for the first time recently (hard to get in Germany) and so this was the first time I ever combined vanilla, cinnamon and allspice. I’ve got to say, it tasted awesome! 😀 Very nice recipe and I love your blog! Greetings ~Max 🙂

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