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Like a cake but for breakfast! -Our “Donauwelle Overnight Oats”

Donauwelle is a traditional German cake. it is made similar to a marble cake with dark and bright dough layers.
These are topped with cherries and covered by a layer of vanilla custard. On top you have a thin layer of cracking chocolate. The combination of all of this makes this cake so popular with young and old.

Now we turned this cake into a breakfast or even desert.
In our version we have overnight oats made from plant based milk with oats, cocoa powder and some sweetener.
Then we add some cherries and some plant based vanilla yoghurt. The top is a layer of thinly spread chocolate.

Donauwelle Overnight Oats taste best if they have been able to spend a whole night in the fridge and after the chocolate, had the chance to set for a few minutes in the cold. Then it becomes this perfect cracking texture.

You can prepare them perfectly in a jar and take them to the office.
Your colleagues will be jealous of your great breakfast!

Donauwelle Overnight Oats

Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Frühstück, Kleinigkeit, Nachspeise
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Madeleine


  • 50 g of rolled oats
  • 100 ml plant drink
  • 1 tsp cocoa (3g)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cherries from the jar (60g)
  • 60 g soy yoghurt
  • 1 drop vanilla extract (alternatively some vanilla sugar)
  • 15 g chocolate or couverture
  • 5 g coconut fat deodorized


  • It is best to fill a sealable glass with oat flakes, cocoa, 1 teaspoon of maple syrup and plant drink the evening before and stir.
  • The next day (or after at least approx. 3 hours) briefly stir the mixture again and cover with cherries from the jar. Drain off the liquid as best you can beforehand.
  • For the vanilla yoghurt, mix the soy yoghurt with 1 teaspoon of maple syrup and some vanilla extract or vanilla sugar. Maple syrup can be omitted if you use vanilla sugar.
  • Pour the yoghurt over the cherries and spread evenly.
  • For the chocolate layer, slowly melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a water bath (or in the microwave for a few seconds) while stirring.
  • Make sure the chocolate doesn’t get too hot, otherwise it will lose its shine and won’t spread as smoothly.
  • Carefully pour the melted chocolate onto the yoghurt layer and gently swirl the glass so that the chocolate spreads as thinly and evenly as possible on the yoghurt.
  • Put the whole thing in the fridge or freezer for about 10 minutes until the chocolate has set and enjoy!


You can use your favorite type of yoghurt. A vanilla yoghurt also goes very well. These are usually heavily sugared, so we like to make the vanilla yoghurt ourselves and can choose the sweetener and intensity ourselves.

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