Mocha Overnight Oats

jars of mocha overnight oats next to strawberries on board next to nuts, chocolate chips and coffee mug

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Mocha Overnight Oats make the best healthy breakfast! You get a balanced meal AND coffee in one sitting. Made with seven simple ingredients, vegan and gluten free friendly. Great for busy mornings but also make for a delicious snack when you need a little caffeine boost.


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
  • 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk of choice (almond, cashew, oat, soy, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup coffee
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (optional)

Optional Toppings

  • Nut butter
  • Walnuts
  • Berries


  1. Combine: Using a 16 ounce jar (or larger) place all ingredients in jar, starting with oats, cocoa powder and chia seeds. Then add milk, coffee, maple syrup, vanilla extract and chocolate chips (if using). Stir ingredients using large spoon or seal jar with tight lid and shake until mixed.
  2. Chill: Place jar in fridge for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  3. Serve: Divide into 2 jars or bowls  and enjoy cold, or warm as desired. Feel free to add in a splash of milk to thin out to your desired consistency. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!


TO HEAT: If you prefer warm oatmeal, I’d recommend reheating the overnight oats in the stovetop on low heat. Adding a splash of milk (or as much for desired consistency), stirring occasionally until warm.

PROTEIN POWDER: If looking to add one serving of protein powder, you may need to add more liquid. Collagen protein won’t require additional liquid. And I don’t think whey will either. However if you plan to use plant protein, you may need to increase milk another 1/4 cup. You could also add more milk the morning of if mixture is too thick.

USE WITHIN: Prepped overnight oats best enjoyed within 2-3 days. Feel free to double recipe for 4 large servings.

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