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Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

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Coffee + cream, vanilla overnight oats, an XL juicy red grapefruit, slippers and sweats for just ten more minutes, and it's a happy Monday for this teacher.

But before I launch into telling you every little detail of my most obsessive breakfast to date, I need to tell you about something Pinch-of-Yum-related that's coming soon! Drumroll? No? Okay, it's cool.

Its a...

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with lotsa recipes and bonus resources to make eating well the best it can be! Healthy, delicious, and weeknight do-able. YES! YAY! I'm so excited.

The emphasis of the cookbook is whole foods and mouth-loving flavors teaming up to make practical, approachable recipes. And bonus for recipes being both healthy and totally craveable. I mean like good, real foods that taste awesome and can be made without pulling your hair out. That is this. This is awesome. And awesome is us.

Which reminds me.

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I would love to have your input on things like recipes and design and allow you the chance to see some of the behind-the-scenes stuff that's been happening with this thing already, so I've created a Skillful Cook VIP Team group on Facebook! My thought is that this is a place where we can be all like let's-add-more-garlic-to-that-sauce-because-garlic-rocks-and-ew-stop-using-so-much-cabbage-I-mean-who-even-likes-that-and-does-anyone-even-eat-meat-anymore-and-my-kids-are-loving-pomegranates-right-now-and-quinoa-is-so-last-year and all that other important work.

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K, enough about superdelicious healthy recipes in an eCookbook that I can't stop thinking about and that I will share with you just as soon as possible. Promise.

Plate with blueberries, pecans, and yogurt next to a blue bowl with spoons.

These overnight oats are yet another thing I can't stop thinking about. I've always been the kind of person who is already scheming about breakfast before even getting into bed for the night. So when I know that I've prepped some overnight oats for myself, let's just say the dreaming starts just after dinnertime and basically catapults me out of bed at 6am. Bjork is rolling his eyes right now. But mentally, believe it or not, I AM catapulting.

Overnight oats in containers.

Nothing sends me into the kitchen at neck-breaking 6am speeds like this creamy, vanilla-y, wholesome and filling cup of overnight oats with juicy plump blueberries and nutty flax. And I swear to you that I am exercising all my willpower right now not to get up, go to the kitchen, and prepare tomorrow's batch. IT'S THAT GOOD.

Overnight oats with flax, blueberry, and vanilla yogurt in a blue bowl with spoons.

I'll be straight with you here: overnight oats are like, kinda old news. I mean, people were really into this whole thing like, what? 8 years ago? but I'm notoriously late to the game, just like usual (remember Pinterest?) and now that I'm here, I am determined to make up for lost time. Ten reasons why these are great:

  1. Can be made ahead.
  2. Eat-able on the go.
  3. Mix and match-able.
  4. Healthy and filling.
  5. Brown sugar is yummy.
  6. Husband approves.
  7. Save money on husband's coffee shop breakfast habit.
  8. Use money to buy mass quantities of oats. Which is still saving money because oats cost one penny.
  9. Tastes like something from the clouds.

Do you really need a recipe for this? Probably no, because most people know how to put yogurt, water, and oats together in a dish. But I do need the recipe, otherwise it's going to tick me off that this post has no recipe box in it. Just deal with me, okay?

Kthanks. ♥

Overnight oats with flax, blueberry, and vanilla yogurt in blue bowls with a spoon.
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Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats


These overnight oats have flax, blueberry, and vanilla yogurt to make them creamy, nutty, and the best healthy breakfast you'll ever eat.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats OR quick oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
  • 1 baby pinch of salt
  • blueberries, pecans, brown sugar, and other goodies for topping


  1. In an individual food storage container, add the ingredients in the order listed (except for toppings). Do not stir. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. In the morning, stir up the mixture; it should be thick and the oats should be completely soft. Add the toppings of your choice. Repeat forever.


The different varieties of oats affect the texture, so if you like a thicker, chewier texture go for rolled oats and if you prefer something softer and creamier, go for quick cooking oats.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: overnight oats, flax and blueberry overnight oats, healthy overnight oats

PS. Psst, food loving friend! Remember you were going to join that group and become a behind the scenes co-planner with me?

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    Super excited for the new cookbook Lindsay! And these oats definitely look da bomb! I eat microwaved oatmeal for breakfast every single day of life, and I need a little bit of a change…like this!
    Blueberries and vanilla? Yep, that’s happening!

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Same. Microwaved is so great, but sometimes it’s just too much warm, too much mushy, and you need something different, cool, creamy, and wonderful. 🙂

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    I am the exact same way with my breakfast planning! I’ll lie in bed debating “Toast? We do have that fresh bread. Or oatmeal? It’s so hearty!” Now I can rest peacefully and dream of overnight creamy oaty overnight goodness. (which confession–I have never made. Talk about late to the game!).

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    I am very keen to join! Anything to connect with like minded food obsessed people; those topic have to be discussed.
    Over night oats are so similar to a Aussie fave, bircher muesli. They creamy and sweet like pudding for breakfast ( big thumbs up)

  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    I’m totally the same, I am ALWAYS thinking of breakfast when I go to bed! These overnight oats look so wonderful, I’ve never added flax to mine and it’s a great fibrous addition!

  5. Skillful Cook Logo

    Congratulations on the new cookbook!! Yay!!!!

    I {heart} overnight oats. I love them, and more importantly, so do my kids. I love being able to give them something healthy and delicious in the mornings before school – so they stay full and are able to focus on their classes.

    Your recipe is totally different than what I make!! I’m gonna try it! 🙂 I LOVE blueberries – they make me think of summer. I had almost forgotten about it – we are totally covered in snow!

  6. Skillful Cook Logo

    Congrats on the new cookbook… How exciting! The overnight oats look aaaaamazing! I also love that little blue bowl 🙂

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    You are like an e-cookbook goddess! I’m going to need to get over my fear and dip my toes in the water sooner rather then later! The overnight oats look amazing! We eat a lot and I mean a lot of oatmeal and this would be a nice change up especially when it warms up a bit!

  8. Skillful Cook Logo

    Silly question: you say to combine all the ingredients but then specifically tell us “not to stir” before placing in fridge overnite…..dont the oats on the very bottom stay dry since they werent in contact with any wet stuff overnite??

      1. Skillful Cook Logo

        And I guess technically you could stir them up, but I didn’t like all the water and yogurt mixing together. That’s why I waited till the oats had soaked up most of the water in the morning and then stirred it up.

  9. Skillful Cook Logo

    Hi Lindsay,
    A — This looks amazing! I think my kiddos would love it too. COOKBOOK!!! So excited.

    B– I tried to add the recipe to my ziplist & it keeps adding Not found Error 404.

    Anyhow. Yum!

  10. Skillful Cook Logo

    I love my morning oats with blueberries and flax. This is right up my alley and so excited to hear more about your new ecookbook!

  11. Skillful Cook Logo

    I’m obviously even later to the game than you with regards to the overnight oats because I definitely needed to see the recipe for this! They sound wonderful … and I really love your photos with the blueberries and pecan combo!