I had every intention to share at least one witty and absolutely fabulous travelling post with you this week but work tried to eat me alive and I refrained. Instead of a funny travelling story or a few of my favorite travel pictures I cater you a Trail Mix Overnight Oats Roadtrip Breakfast today to make up for being a bad blogger.
Over the next few weeks all recipes I share will be some kind of travel related. So next to showing you my travels you can also share the culinary experience with me if you want to.
Last week I started with my favorite Sweet and Salty Trail Mix Recipe and today I show you how this recipe became the saving grace for many breakfasts on the road as well as my marital status.
I don’t know about you but I usually tend to get a
pain in the ass bit crabby when I don’t get food within a reasonable timeframe after getting up. We usually have an hour until I need to be fed. Then things start to go downhill.
When you are travelling and the complimentary motel breakfast does not live up to your idea of what you want to eat first thing in the morning, things can get tricky. For the sake of my marriage it’s not a great idea to pack up and leave the motel without breakfast and then pray that there’s a Starbucks close by. We have been there. We decided not to go back!
Apart from the fact that I am also not keen on eating Starbucks’ Caprese Sandwiches for 4 weeks straight this whole process definitely takes more than an hour. And by the time I can finally sink my teeth in some food my marriage is already close to being history. I kid you not – I am a pre-breakfast bitch!
So the best thing I usually can do is being prepared and making our own breakfast! These Trail Mix Overnight Oats are the ideal breakfast recipe when you’re on a road trip. You need no equipment at all. No stove, no microwave, no pot or kettle. All you need is a jar or bowl and a spoon. If you have no jar or bowl even a motel room paper cup will do the trick! We have been there, we would go back!
These Trail Mix Overnight Oats are a great and healthy start to a day of hiking, exploring or even just relaxing at the beach. They are ridiculously easy and quick to prepare and will only take about a minute to get ready to eat in the morning. The crunchy nuts, smooth oats and fresh berries make this overnigtht oats the perfect texture experience. The sweetness provided by the milk and saltiness provided by the trail mix mingle nicely and give this breakfast recipe a full and well-matched taste.
While this Trail Mix Overnight Oats Recipe is the perfect road trip breakfast you will quickly find yourself whipping them up when you’re back at home as well. They are that good! I might or might not have had them for dinner and as a snack in the last few days. Just saying…
- 3/4 cup oats
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 handful of fresh berries
- trail mix to taste
- Give the oats and milk in your bowl, stir through and set aside in the refrigerator
- If there is no refrigerator, never mind just cover the bowl and set aside
- Sit through the soaked oats and add a little more milk if the oats are too firm
- Wash the berries and top your oats with berries and your trail mix
- As the recipe uses no sweetener I like to use a slightly sweetened vanilla almond milk.
- You can use of course every trail mix you like but I strongly recommend a slightly salted one for the extra kick
- As measuring out ingredients on a trip can be close to impossible I follow an easy rule of thumb - literally! I just add as many oats to my jar as I want and add milk until all oats + about 1 finger high are covered in milk
Do you need breakfast in order to be socially acceptable?