These delicious 5 ingredient overnight vanilla oats are super easy to make, very healthy, and the perfect on-the-go breakfast that you’re sure to fall in love with, spoonful by spoonful!
A while back, I read The Fault in Our Stars and balled my eyes out because it was so good, yet very sad.
My reading experience was very dramatic, Clover (my dog) licked my tears (see her concerned face here), and Nick (my husband) asked if I was alright more than once because of the sobs (I was definitely loud-ugly-crying).
Fast forward to this week, I saw the movie…and I think no one would be surprised to hear that it had the same effect on me-lots and lots of tears!
My girlfriend and I went through no less than 4 tissues… each … in the first half of the movie! Truth be told, we were warned walking into the movie theater by the girl taking our ticket stubs “I hope you ladies brought lots of tissues, I’ve seen it twice and cried.”
So after seeing the movie, we composed ourselves a little (I mean, you can’t just bounce back to normal after watching something like that!) we left the movie theater and since we were parked on total opposite ends of the mall I drove her to her car.
My car was a little big of a mess (I’m always rushing around and use my car as a travel-coffee-mug-and Tupperware-container-cabinet), so as I threw stuff into the back seat, I felt like the one thing I needed to explain further (after apologizing about the mess of course) was my empty mason jar with a spoon clanking around.
What was the explanation? Well, it was that the mason jar had once been the holder of my amazing breakfast, these Overnight Vanilla Oats!
They’re so easy to throw together, and are perfect for a healthy breakfast on the go! I like that there is a little crunch from the nuts and that the oats are cold. I mean, who wants to eat piping hot oatmeal in the summer?
To make the overnight oats, all you do is put the oats, flax, water and yogurt in a mason jar or container and refrigerate it overnight, then the next morning add a tablespoon of brown sugar and walnuts to give it some crunch, mix, and enjoy!
As I drove to work, eating my overnight vanilla oats -for the fifth day in a row-I definitely thought about what a fantastic book The Fault in Our Stars was, I followed it up by reading Where’d You Go, Bernadette which was fantastic, but am now on the lookout for a good book to read…any suggestions? In the bottom of a mason jar or a container add oats and flax, then pour water over the oats, and cover with vanilla yogurt. No need to stir. Refrigerate overnight (8-12 hours). In the morning top with Brown Sugar and Walnut pieces and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from the lovely Pinch of Yum blog recipe for Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Oats
In the bottom of a mason jar or a container add oats and flax, then pour water over the oats, and cover with vanilla yogurt. No need to stir. Refrigerate overnight (8-12 hours).
In the morning top with Brown Sugar and Walnut pieces and enjoy!