Vanilla Coffee Overnight Oats

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Healthy, delicious, and super easy to prepare, these Vanilla Coffee Overnight Oats are a great make-ahead breakfast option. Double or triple the recipe and meal-prep it for the entire week (vegetarian, gluten-free).

Vanilla coffee overnight oats served in a bowl.
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About Coffee Overnight Oats

Vanilla Coffee Overnight Oats are a delicious combination of rolled oats, coffee, and milk. It is a breakfast treat for coffee lovers.

These overnight oats with coffee are a perfect grab-and-go healthy breakfast for your travel or busy working days. They take 5 minutes of working time, and you get ready to eat breakfast the following day.

Double or triple the recipe, transfer it to single-serving mason jars (glass jars), and meal prep a delicious breakfast for an entire week. Then, you just have to grab one jar and have it on the go.

These coffee-flavored oats are vegetarian and gluten-free. You can easily make them vegan, too.

Here are some more easy overnight oats recipes

Ingredients

Vanilla Coffee Overnight oats Ingredients

Oats – I prefer rolled oats (old-fashioned oats) to make overnight oats as they soak up well without getting mushy.

Don’t use steel-cut oats for this overnight oats recipe.

Coffee – I used instant coffee powder to make coffee oatmeal, but you can use any coffee you prefer. French Press Cold Brew Coffee, espresso shot, coffee brewed in a mocha pot, or even coffee brewed in a simple coffee brewer also works fine.

If using brewed coffee, then reduce the amount of milk slightly.

Milk – Use whole milk (full-fat milk) for the creamiest texture. You can use skim milk or low-fat milk if you are watching your weight.

To make a vegan version, replace dairy milk with any plant-based milk (dairy-free milk) like almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, etc.

Vanilla Extract – Adding vanilla extract gives the oats a nice and distinct flavor and aroma.

Dark Brown Sugar – To add sweetness to the overnight oats, I have used dark brown sugar. You can also use honey, agave syrup, maple syrup, etc.

Chia Seeds – Add some chia seeds that are packed with nutrients. They fluff up a bit when soaked in milk and add a great texture to the oats.

Add a little cocoa powder or chocolate syrup to add chocolatey flavor.

Add some protein powder if making it for your pre- or post-workout meals.

How To Make Coffee Overnight Oatmeal

Add

  • 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon chia seeds

to a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix well.

Note – Increase the coffee amount slightly if you like a stronger coffee flavor.

All the ingredients added to a bowl.
Mixed well.

Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Bowl covered with a lid.

Thin out with some extra milk if the oats are too thick.

Some more milk added to soaked oats.

Serve chilled or heat it in a microwave to serve warm.

Garnish with cocoa nibs before serving.

Ready vanilla coffee overnight oats.

Topping Ideas

I like to keep things simple and top these coffee-flavored oats with just cacao nibs, but you can add more toppings to make them even more filling and nutritious. Here are some ideas

Add healthy fats to these oats by topping them with nut butter like almond butter, peanut butter, pistachio butter, etc.

You can top the creamy oatmeal with chopped nuts like almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, etc.

Seeds like chia seeds, sunflower seeds, toasted sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds are also great for topping oats.

Chopped seasonal fruits like bananas, berries, peaches, and mango also go well with these.

Nutella, coconut flakes, dark chocolate chips, whipped cream, etc., are some other topping options that you can consider.

Pro Tips By Neha

You can replace coffee and milk in the recipe with a readymade vanilla latte.

Add some Greek yogurt or vanilla yogurt to the oats to make them healthier.

Storage Suggestions

Prepare the coffee vanilla overnight oats and store them in a mason jar or any other covered container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Although it stays good for five days, I recommend eating it within two days for the best taste.

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Healthy, delicious, and super simple to make 5-minute coffee overnight oats make for a great make-ahead breakfast. Double or triple the recipe and meal-prep it for the entire week.
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Easy Vanilla Coffee Overnight Oats Recipe

Healthy, delicious, and super easy to prepare, these Vanilla Coffee Flavored Overnight Oats are a great make-ahead breakfast option. Double or triple the recipe and meal-prep it for the entire week.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Soaking Time: 12 hours
Total: 12 hours 4 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup whole milk (full-fat milk) (plus some more if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
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Instructions 

  • Add oats, coffee powder, milk, vanilla extract, dark brown sugar, and chia seeds to a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Note – If you like stronger coffee flavor, then increase the amount of coffee a little.
  • Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  • Thin out with some more milk if the oats are too thick.
  • Serve chilled or heat it in a microwave to serve warm.
  • Garnish with cocoa nibs before serving.

Video

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Notes

Double or triple the recipe, transfer it to single-serving mason jars (glass jars), and meal prep the breakfast for an entire week. Then, you just have to grab one jar and have it on the go.
Don’t use steel-cut oats for this overnight oats recipe.
I used instant coffee powder to make coffee oatmeal, but you can use any coffee you prefer. French press cold brew coffee, espresso shot, coffee brewed in a mocha pot, or even coffee brewed in a simple coffee brewer also works fine. If using brewed coffee, then reduce the amount of milk slightly.
You can use skim or low-fat milk instead of whole milk if you watch your weight.
To make a vegan version, replace dairy milk with any plant-based milk (dairy-free milk) like almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, etc.
You can replace sugar with honey, agave syrup, maple syrup, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 383mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 207mg, Iron: 2mg
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