Espresso Overnight Oats

Espresso Overnight Oats

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

Justin's almond butter, oats, chia seed, espresso and almond milk

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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).

Adding almond butter to espresso overnight oats

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.

Espresso overnight oats

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 layered

Espresso Overnight Oats

Made the night before, these espresso overnight oats will get your morning off and running!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Espresso, Overnight oats
Servings: 1
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Kelli

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt I use 2% fat
  • ¼ cup vanilla 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

  • Place ingredients in container with a lid (I like using mason jars).
  • 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. Nutrition for 1 jar (based on 1 tsp of maple syrup and 2% fat Greek yogurt): 388 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 42 g carb, 11 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 17 g protein
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8 Comments
  • Aarkn AvatarAarkn2 years ago

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

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast2 years ago

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

  • Donna VB AvatarDonna VB2 years ago

    Good and healthy makes my Monday morning a little more pleasant

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast2 years ago

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

  • Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen AvatarLauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen2 years ago

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

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast2 years ago

      Hope you enjoy it! Thanks Lauren 🙂

  • Deanna Segrave-Daly AvatarDeanna Segrave-Daly2 years ago

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

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast2 years ago

      Thanks Deanna! Sounds yummy, enjoy 🙂

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