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Cream cheese, dried cherries and crunchy walnuts give this overnight oats recipe a cheesecake-like flavor and creamy texture. Fresh lemon zest adds a bit of zip and a hint of sweetness from raw cane sugar blunts the tart edge of the fruit.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell.com, December 2018

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
8 hrs
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine oats, water and salt in a jar or bowl and stir. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

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  • In the morning, heat the oats, if desired, or eat cold. Top with cream cheese, cherries, walnuts, sugar and lemon zest.

Tips

Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

To make ahead: When prepping the oatmeal the night before, measure, toast and chop the ingredients for the topping.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 8.9g; carbohydrates 46g; dietary fiber 5g; sugars 16.3g; fat 12.4g; saturated fat 3.7g; cholesterol 16.2mg; vitamin a iu 451.6IU; vitamin c 1.4mg; folate 32.5mcg; calcium 77.7mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 55.5mg; potassium 261.8mg; sodium 257.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 9g.
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