honey vanilla overnight oats with blueberries

I'm sitting upstairs in our natural light-filled kitchen back home, sipping on warm tomato basil soup, staring out of the large glass doors that over-look the water, and admiring grey clouds that are slowly passing by.

Seems lovely, doesn't it? I wish I had this view from my kitchen everyday. Instead of huge windows that allow natural light to pour into the kitchen, I'm stuck with one window that allows me to stare directly into our neighbors kitchen. And their blinds are usually closed, so I don't even get that view!

Not to break down my house room-by-room and window-by-window, but I would just like to throw out there that my room has two windows, one that is 2 feet away from a wooden fence (hence, barely any sun shines through that window), and the other that looks into the backyard. The backyard, however, is literally canopied in huge trees. So, yet again, I am deprived of sunlight. Sometimes I feel like I reside in a cave. Yesterday while I was doing some organizing, I couldn't help but want to take a hammer, bang out the wall, and create another window in my bedroom. I don't think my landlord would be too happy with that, though.

One day, the house/apartment/box that I'm living in will, without a doubt, be filled with huge windows. Until that day, I suffer.

But anyway, I should probably talk about the real reason for this post today. I'll keep it short & sweet, just like the recipe :)

Late night cravings had me munching on some peanut butter cap'n crunch, when I noticed I had an unbelievable amount of rolled oats patiently sitting in their mason jar. One thing led to another, and I caught myself with honey in one hand and vanilla extract in the other. A healthy, but sweet breakfast indeed.

honey vanilla overnight oats

 I had a huge tub of Greek yogurt in the fridge, so instead of mashing a banana (which I didn't have anyway), I decided to use yogurt to thicken up the oats. I still added chia seeds as well to amp up the nutritional value :) Personally, I like this version better. However if you are vegan or prefer to not use yogurt, you can try these overnight oats instead!

Cold, uncooked oats can definitely be an acquired taste and texture, which frankly I am still acquiring to myself. I was never a big oatmeal eater, so likely I don't eat this every morning. However, as I always say, oats are so, so healthy for you. I sneak them into my diet whenever possible. The addition of vanilla and honey keep it light and sweet, and in my opinion, the blueberries are a must-have in these oats. They add freshness and a touch of sweetness also. I'm sure any berry would be delicious with it though!

honey vanilla overnight oats with blueberries
yield: 1 serving

  • 1/2 cup of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup of Greek Yogurt
  • 2/3 cup of nonfat milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey, plus a little more to drizzle on top in the morning
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • fresh blueberries, to your liking

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and let sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, stir in blueberries and drizzle with honey. Enjoy :)

This weekend and into Wednesday, I will most likely not be blogging because it is my 21st birthday on Monday! I have some recipes and DIYs I'd like to tackle late next week though, so keep an eye out! Hope you all have a lovely rest of the weekend :)


  1. I have always found blueberries really perfectly paired with oats and grains. Of course, anything that constitutes a really healthy and delicious breakfast is my cup of tea ;)
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  3. This recipe intrigued me so much that I actually got up from my bed at 11.30pm and wandered to the kitchen to whip up some overnight oats! Now that's something :) Your photos are beautiful! Thanks for the idea :)

    1. Haha that sounds like something I would do too! When you have a craving you have to satisfy it, right? Thank you so much! Glad I could inspire you. Hope you enjoyed your overnight oats :)