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Mocha Overnight Oats

mocha overnight oats in glass with banana slices

5 from 1 reviews

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.

Ingredients

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

Extra Toppings

  • Nut butter
  • Walnuts
  • Berries

Instructions

  1. 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. Place jar in fridge overnight for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  3. Divide into 2 jars or bowls  and enjoy cold, or warm as desired. 
  4. Add toppings if you’d like!

Notes

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.

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.

Prepped overnight oats best enjoyed within 2-3 days.

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