During the epic kitchen remodel last fall, I went to my favorite local coffee shop to get my caffeine fix every single day. You see, I had no working stove to boil water, and only the gross utility sink in the basement to wash any dishes (but I was trying to get by with as few dishes as possible).
I tried to borrow a single cup machine from somebody from a local online forum, but it turned out it was broken. After that didn’t work out, I decided that a daily coffee purchase would just be tacked on to the cost of the kitchen renovation.
The upside was that I became a regular at the coffee shop, and I’ve always wanted to be a regular somewhere (#lifegoals). As soon as I walked in the door, they would say “tall vanilla bean latte, right?”
Now that the kitchen reno is a distant memory and I’m back to making coffee in my French presses and Chemex, I like to re-create that treat at home. Stirring Silk Vanilla Almond Creamer and a touch of vanilla bean paste into my mug gives me all of that coffeehouse flavor, while still at home in my pajamas.
The creamer adds a slight nutty flavor and just a subtle sweetness. It’s totally creamy but totally plant-based and dairy-free, meaning it has no cholesterol or saturated fat.
I took my love of my favorite coffeehouse drink one step further with these Vanilla Bean Latte Overnight Oats. Simply stir together old-fashioned oats, Silk Vanilla Almond Creamer, yogurt, and then a teaspoon each of espresso powder and vanilla bean paste.
Let these Vanilla Bean Latte Overnight Oats sit in the fridge overnight, and you have a grab-and-go breakfast that will make you look forward to getting out of bed the next morning! These are also a great idea to include as part of a brunch buffet!
And if that’s not enough oatmeal for you, be sure to try my oatmeal for dinner recipe, too!
Silk Almond Creamers are available in Vanilla, Caramel and Hazelnut flavors. They are verified by the Non-GMO Project’s product verification program, meaning that when you swirl them into your coffee, you’ll know you’ve made a good choice for the planet. For more information about Silk, please follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup Silk Vanilla Almond Creamer
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Blueberries, chocolate chunks, sliced bananas and strawberries, for serving (optional)
- In large bowl, stir yogurt, oats, creamer, espresso powder, vanilla bean paste and salt until well combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 5 days.
- Serve topped with fruit and/or chocolate chunks, if desired.
Home Chef Tip: Don't have vanilla bean paste? Substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract instead.