These cold brew coffee overnight oats are the perfect way to wake up in the morning. Made the night before, you’ll love this easy, healthy breakfast idea.
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There are two things I have pretty much every morning:
Now, I usually make my cup of joe using the aero press (learn how to make the perfect cup of aero press coffee)! But when the weather starts to heat up I break out my cold brew maker.
As with other overnight oat recipes on The Healthy Toast, this cold brew coffee recipe is easy to adjust based on your personal texture and flavor preferences.
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Despite its name, cold brew doesn’t have to be consumed cold. Instead, the word “cold” comes from the way it’s brewed.
Cold brew coffee is made by grinding beans (you want them coarsely ground) and then soaked in water. While some methods call for soaking it at room temperature, I’ve always made mine by placing the soaking beans in the fridge for 12-24 hours.
After the beans have soaked, you remove them from your cold brew maker. What results is a coffee concentrate that can be combined with water or milk for a cold or hot beverage, or used in recipes like these overnight oats.
In contrast, iced coffee is made by pouring hot water over ground coffee beans (using a coffee maker, french press, aeropress, etc.). Then, to make it cold, the coffee is poured over ice or refrigerated.
While cold brew requires far more coffee beans, you end up with a product that’s less acidic and stronger in flavor than iced.
As we drink quite a bit of cold brew during the summer, my husband and I splurged on a Kitchenaid cold brew maker. Not only is it super easy to use, but I also like the spout in the front for quick cold brew-access.
However, there are plenty of other options available.
If you’re a coffee snob (like me), I’d recommend going with an actual cold brew maker that has a mesh basket for the beans. I find the filter helps to keep the coffee a bit smoother and prevents any sediment from ending up in your cup.
However, you may need to adjust the amount you use (and the overall ratio of liquid).
Cold brew is a concentrated form of coffee that’s combined with water or milk before drinking. As a result, you don’t need much of it to get that coffee flavor.
If you have leftover brewed coffee you can easily use it instead. I’d just refrigerate it during the day. Once cold, you can use it to make these overnight oats. Instead of adding 1-2 tablespoons, I’d use a full ¼ cup of iced coffee and reduce the milk to ¼ cup.
Looking for more caffeinated breakfast options? Here are some healthy recipes on the blog and from other food bloggers:
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