A delicious breakfast awaits!
Oatmeal doesn’t have to taste bland and boring. In fact, it can be downright heavenly! This drool-worthy, no-bake dish will have you looking forward to breakfast. Each savory spoonful of this Cherry Pistachio Overnight Oats recipe delivers a burst of warm spices studded with sweet-tart cherries and the salty crunch of pistachios. Maple syrup adds a hint of sweetness while coconut milk provides an extra richness you’ll love. This delicious oatmeal recipe will shake up your usual morning routine, and having something to look forward to makes getting out of bed so much easier!
Spruce Up Your Mornings with Something Delicious
Cherries and pistachios make an undeniably terrific team, especially in the taste department. Personally, they’re one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations. I fell in love with the duo when eating at an Indian restaurant. The waitstaff delighted me with a pistachio cardamom cookie and coffee at the end of the meal. I was absolutely captivated by the bold crunchiness of the pistachios against the juicy tartness of cherries. Complete with the warmth of cinnamon and cardamom, these cookies still hold a special place in my heart.
Where Cookies Meet Oatmeal
Unfortunately, cookies don’t make a nutritious breakfast. Honestly, if I could devour the tasty treats each morning without feeling guilty about it, I would! For that reason, I decided to take my love of cookies into the kitchen.
What if I could create a recipe rooted in the delicious flavor combinations of my favorite dessert? After much trial and error, I came up with something arguably tastier than a cookie, and certainly more satisfying. This Cherry Pistachio Overnight Oats recipe presents the ideal balance of salty, sweet, crunchy, and creamy.
Each Bowl is Bursting With Health Benefits
This recipe calls clean, feel-good ingredients. Each bowl delivers a ton of vitamins, minerals, and vital nutrients. First, cherries contain a boatload of antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation. Research shows they can even improve sleep quality and boost exercise recovery. Wow!
Meanwhile, the oatmeal itself carries a pretty impressive nutritional resume. This gluten-free whole grain can aid in weight loss, balance blood sugar, and reduce your risk of disease. Oats carry a great deal of antioxidants and a powerful fiber called beta-glucan. This soluble fiber can reduce cholesterol, promote great gut health, and help you feel fuller, longer. Sign me up!
Boosting your overall health can start with a simple bowl of oats. Learn more by checking out Why Oatmeal is the Best Breakfast to Eat
And let’s not forget about pistachios! Here at Skinny Ms., we’re nuts about this nut. The tasty snack contains powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer and heart disease. Among all nuts, pistachios are lowest in total calories, too. They also have a higher ratio of essential amino acids, and their rich fiber and protein content will contribute to feeling fuller and more satisfied.
More Topping Ideas for Cherry Pistachio Overnight Oats
In addition to roasted pistachios, try these toppings and mix-ins to add more superfoods and nutrients to your breakfast:
- Chia seeds (if you’re mixing them in before refrigerating overnight, add an extra 1/4 cup of coconut milk).
- Ground flax seeds.
- Freshly grated nutmeg.
- Pomegranate seeds.
- Toasted slivered almonds.
- Unsweetened coconut flakes.
- Raw cacao nibs.
Moreover, if you’re not a fan of coconut milk, try substituting other dairy-free milk alternatives such as cashew milk, soy milk, or almond milk. After some easy prep, pop your creation into the fridge. Then, get your snooze on and your Cherry Pistachio Overnight Oats will be ready to devour in the morning.
We love the simplicity of overnight oats. Your fridge will do most of the work; all you need to do is mix the ingredients together! Ultimately, nothing beats a hearty bowl of silky smooth oatmeal bursting with sweet and juicy flavors. What better way to take on the day?
Craving more oatmeal recipes? We’ve got you covered. Check out these 55 Healthy Overnight Oats Recipes to get your fix.
- 2 cups rolled oats do not use quick oats
- 1/4 cup dried cherries no sugar added
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 cups almond milk unsweetened, plain
Combine all ingredients except toppings in a large container. Stir to combine. Refrigerate overnight.
Divide into serving bowls, top with your favorite toppings such as granola, pistachios, chia seeds, or flax seeds!
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
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