Healthy, delicious, and super easy to prepare, these 5-minute coffee overnight oats are best for a great make-ahead breakfast. Double or triple the recipe and meal-prep it for the entire week.
About This Recipe
Coffee overnight oats are a delicious and healthy combination of rolled oats, brewed coffee, and milk. These overnight oats with coffee are a perfect grab-and-go breakfast for your travel or hectic mornings.
Double or triple the recipe, transfer in single-serving mason jars, and meal prep the breakfast for an entire week. Then all you have to do is grab one jar and have it on the go.
These overnight oats with coffee are,
- Filling + Wholesome
- Not Bitter
- Perfect for busy days
Rolled Oats – Use only rolled oats for these instant overnight oats with coffee. Rolled oats are the only variety that comes to a perfectly soft texture when soaked overnight. Quick Oats will become too soggy and mushy, whereas steel-cut oats need more time to get soft.
Brewed Coffee – I prefer to use French press cold brew coffee in my overnight coffee oatmeal, but you can use instant coffee powder or espresso shot to give it a coffee flavor. You can either prepare cold brew at home or use a store-bought one.
Cold brew coffee is a preferred choice as it is less acidic, extra smooth, and adds an intense coffee flavor to the oats.
Milk – Use full cream milk for the creamiest texture. You can even use skim milk or low-fat milk if you are watching your weight.
If you are looking to make a vegan version, then you can use almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or any other dairy-free option.
Vanilla Extract – Adding vanilla extract gives it a nice and distinct flavor and aroma, which makes it even more delicious.
Dark Brown Sugar – To add sweetness to the overnight oats, I have used dark brown sugar. But if you want to avoid sugar, you can use honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup instead.
Chia Seeds – Add in some chia seeds that are packed with nutrients. It fluffs up a bit when soaked in milk and adds a great texture to the oats.
You can add in a little cocoa powder or chocolate syrup to add that little chocolaty flavor.
Add in some protein powder too, if making it for you pre or post workout meals.
How to make Coffee Overnight Oats?
Add 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats), 2 tablespoon brewed coffee, 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoon dark brown sugar, and 2 teaspoon chia seeds to a medium-size mixing bowl and mix well.
Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate overnight or a minimum of 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make it vegan, you can use dairy-free milk instead of regular milk. Some of the options are almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, oats milk, etc. All other ingredients are vegan.
If you want to avoid sugar, add in agave syrup or maple syrup. Do not use honey, as it is not vegan.
Making cold brew coffee at home is an easy process. All you need is coffee and water. So, if you are keen to make it at home, then follow my recipe here – French Press Cold Brew.
Once the oats are soaked overnight, mix them well in the morning and adjust the consistency by adding a little more milk. Now, top with your favorite toppings to add some crunch into the same. You can select from,
- Nuts – Almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pine nuts, etc.
- Seeds – Chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, etc.
- Granola of your choice
- Chopped Seasonal Fruits – Banana, berries, peach, mango, etc.
- Nut Butters, Nutella
- Cocoa Nibs, Coconut Flakes, Dark Chocolate
- Whipped Cream
Prepare the vanilla cold brew coffee overnight oats and store it in a mason jar or any other covered container and store for up to 5 days in the fridge. Though it stays for 5 days, I will recommend you to eat it within 2 days for the best taste.
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Coffee Overnight Oats Recipe
- Add 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats), 2 tablespoon brewed coffee, 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoon dark brown sugar, and 2 teaspoon chia seeds to a medium-size mixing bowl and mix well.
- Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate overnight or a minimum of 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.