I am usually one of two things in the morning; in a rush to get out the door quickly or feeling too lazy to make a complete breakfast for myself. So when I heard about overnight oats, it seemed like the perfect fit for me. You made it ahead of time and all you had to do was take it out of the fridge and eat at home or on the go.
I’m a creative person so when I did experiment with them, I wasn’t happy just having plain oats with some milk and honey. So I ended up making a few different variations until the mocha overnight oats came out of my creative process.
They were quick and easy and served two purposes. First, they were already done, so no work for me to do. Second, the coffee soaked oats were an awesome wake-me-up in the morning.
And I suppose there was a third purpose; they fulfilled my chocolate cravings, so that was a plus.
So here’s the quick and simple process of making mocha overnight oats so you can have something delicious and wake you up in your morning haze.
Then pour half a cup of oats and a tablespoon of raw cocoa powder into the mason jar.
Next you want to pour a quarter cup of milk in and then a quarter cup of espresso (or regular coffee) into the mixture.
Then stir mixture and make sure to scoop up anything from the bottom (chia seeds will stick to the bottom when wet).
Lastly, close lid and put in fridge overnight, wake up, open fridge, take them out, and enjoy a quick breakfast and caffeine kick!
Prep Time: 3 Minutes - Cook Time: Overnight (about 8 hours)
Total Time: 8 Hours and 3 Minutes
- 1. 1 T chia seeds
- 2. 1/2 c oats
- 3. 1 T raw cocoa powder
- 4. 1/4 c milk
- 5. 1/4 c espresso (or regular coffee)
- Put chia seeds, oats, and cocoa powder into 8 oz. (226 gram) mason jar.
- Pour both milk and coffee in and mix contents of jar thoroughly, making sure to stir everything from the bottom (chia seeds tend to stick when wet).
- Close with lid and put in fridge for the night.
- Wake up and enjoy your easy breakfast and caffeine kick!
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