Who wouldn't want to wake up to these Black Forest Overnight Oats? Seriously the best oatmeal I have ever tasted. Just like a Black Forest Gateau but in a healthier breakfast form. Any other breakfast will be a disappointment after this jar of utter gorgeousness......
For the whipped coconut cream (optional but recommended)
1canfull fat coconut milk chilled for at least 24 hours, chilled for at least 24 hours
Add all of the oatmeal ingredients except the cherries to a lidded jar or other sealable container ( I use a 16oz wide mouth mason jar ).
Stir really well to combine everything or put the lid on and shake.
Top the oatmeal with the cherries, put the lid on and place in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
For the coconut cream
Before serving whip the coconut cream.
Chill a can of full fat coconut milk for at least 24 hours.
Open the can and scrape the hard part into a bowl. Keep the liquidy part for a smoothie or to add to a curry.
Whip with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer until light and fluffy. A can will make enough cream for at least a couple of jars of oatmeal depending on how generous you are with it.
(For more detailed instructions and pictures of the process see this guide from Oh She Glows - There is no need to add sweetener or vanilla for this oatmeal recipe unless you have a really sweet tooth)
For the chocolate sauce
Add the chocolate chips to a small bowl or pan with the milk and heat very gently until melted. I used a microwave and it literally took about 10 seconds. Stir together well until smooth.
Remove the oatmeal from the fridge, spoon on some whipped coconut cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce. Top with a cherry or two!