Cherry Bakewell Tart Style Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats Recipe No 12

The Bakewell Tart is an English confection consisting of a shortcrust pastry with a layer of jam and a sponge using ground almonds.  Some versions of the tart are covered with a layer of fondant. Cherry Bakewell is a variation of the tart where the frangipane is covered with a top layer of almond-flavoured fondant and a single half glacé cherry.

The above description is taken from wikipedia. So I wanted another dessert style breakfast overnight oats and this was my inspiration. The bottom layer is flavoured with raspberries or raspberry fruit spread or jam to represent the raspberry jam layer. The next oats layer has ground almonds mixed in to represent the sponge made with ground almonds. I could of stopped there and just sprinkled a few ground almonds on top, but I also wanted to represent both by having coconut cream with flaked almonds and a cherry. This make it very sweet, however a real cherry bakewell is very sweet too.
The night before soak the oats, everything else can be added the following morning. However if you are using frozen raspberries add them the night before.

Bottom layer (raspberry)

1/4 cup oats
1/3 non dairy milk of your choice
1/2 tbsp ground flax seed
Mix the above and leave to soak overnight.
In the morning add to the soaked oats either 
2 tsp raspberry fruit spread (like a jam, but sweetened with apple juice rather than sugar) or fresh or frozen raspberries and mix in (perhaps about 2 tbsp). If using frozen raspberries add to top of oats to defrost overnight and mix in in the morning.

Almond layer

1/4 cup oats
1/3 non dairy milk of your choice
1/2 tbsp ground flax seed
Mix the above and leave to soak overnight.
In the morning add to the soaked oats
2 tbsp ground almonds and mix in.

Then either top with coconut cream (solids from coconut milk) and or flaked (slivered) almonds and optional cherry.

I then like to leave for at least 30 mins, but I realise this may not be practical, I think it makes the almond layer more cake like in texture and flavour, but that might just be my imagination!

Makes one portion

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