Breakfast

Espresso Overnight Oats

Made the night before, these espresso overnight oats will get your morning off and running!

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I’ve been wanting to make espresso overnight oats since I bought our espresso machine, but just couldn’t get the recipe right. Either it was too bitter or not filling enough. I tried adding peanut butter to help with both, but the peanut butter flavor overpowered the espresso. So then I tried adding a little extra Greek yogurt along with some maple syrup, but again the flavor just wasn’t right and the consistency wasn’t as thick as I like it. So I put the idea on hold until recently when I ordered almond butter from Thrive Market – a.k.a my new go-to website for ordering healthy food products (they also have great beauty and home products as well).

Almond butter + maple syrup + espresso + oats = bomb breakfast.  Seriously though, this breakfast gives me everything I need to start the day: fiber from the oats, healthy fat and protein from the almond butter, chia seeds, and Greek yogurt, slight sweetness from the maple syrup, and caffeine from the espresso. Best part? You can make a bunch of these on Sunday night and not have to prepare breakfast the rest of the week.

You’ll be hearing me talk a lot more about meal planning on the blog and overnight oats are one of my go-to recommendations for anyone looking for an easy balanced breakfast. Check out some of my other overnight oat recipes for additional inspiration!

So here’s a toast to getting your caffeine buzz on!

Espresso Overnight Oats

Print Recipe
Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (I use 2% fat)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup espresso, or strongly brewed coffee, preferably chilled
  • 1 tablespoon plain almond butter
  • 1-3 tsp pure maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)

Instructions

1

Place ingredients in container with a lid (I like using mason jars).

2

Stir well until combined then place in fridge overnight. Oats will keep up to 5 days in the fridge.

Notes

If preparing a few jars for the week, I recommend waiting to add the chia seeds to a jar until the night before you intend on eating those oats, as after a few days the chia seeds’ flavor gets a bit too strong for my preference.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Deanna Segrave-Daly
    March 1, 2017 at 8:54 am

    ooh I just made up some peanut butter overnight oats – going to put some espresso powder in – great idea!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      March 1, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Thanks Deanna! Sounds yummy, enjoy 🙂

  • Reply
    Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen
    March 1, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    You seriously took all of my favorite ingredients and bottled them up in this recipe. I will definitely be giving this one a try!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      March 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Hope you enjoy it! Thanks Lauren 🙂

  • Reply
    Donna VB
    March 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Good and healthy makes my Monday morning a little more pleasant

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      March 6, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Anything to make Mondays a bit easier is a plus in my book 😉

  • Reply
    Aarkn
    March 9, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    I’m confused… do you make an espresso and pour it in or do you put in grounded coffee beans

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      March 9, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Sorry for the confusion! You make espresso and pour it in.

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