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Overnight Yogurt and Oat Muesli with Cherry Chia Jam

Serves 5.


    Overnight Yogurt and Oat Muesli with Cherry Chia Jam

    Muesli is the original make-ahead morning meal. Oats are soaked with fruit, yogurt, and nuts, “cooking” while you sleep. Here, it’s paired with a jam made with the thickening power of chia seeds—no cooking required! This creamy, sweet-tart breakfast will keep you going until lunchtime.


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    Build parfaits in small glass canning jars for a week’s worth of breakfasts to go.

    Overnight Yogurt and Oat Muesli with Cherry Chia Jam


    • 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt or nondairy plain coconut yogurt
    • 1 cup (250 mL) water
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) + 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) honey, divided
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) vanilla or almond extract
    • 1 apple, skin intact, cored and grated
    • 2 cups (500 mL) large flake organic rolled oats (not instant)
    • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped blanched almonds
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
    • 2 cups (500 mL) fresh or frozen pitted cherries (defrosted if frozen)
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) chia seeds


    Per serving:

    • calories411
    • protein14g
    • fat15g
      • saturated fat2g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates59g
      • sugars21g
      • fibre10g
    • sodium157mg



    In large bowl, combine yogurt, water, 2 Tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey, extract, and apple. Stir in oats, almonds, and salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.


    Place remaining 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey, cherries, and chia seeds in food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer to reusable container and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.


    In the morning, give both muesli and jam a stir. Scoop muesli into bowls and top with a swirl of jam. Or, layer muesli with jam in glasses to create breakfast parfaits.



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