Café Mocha Overnight Oats
by Lynn from Lynn Mumbing Mejia
October 5, 2021
Everyone, I am super excited about today’s post. It’s another guest post, this time from a new friend that you haven’t seen here before. Lynn is all about creating a super cozy life, so you know she’ll fit right in around here. I am really happy to share this decadent, easy, and healthy breakfast recipe of hers with you: Café Mocha Overnight Oats.
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One of my favorite reasons to follow Lynn is her gorgeous photos. Don’t you just want to dig right into these overnight oats after seeing them? The good news is if you make them now, you can enjoy them in the morning with no effort.
What You Need to Get Started
You can easily find all of the ingredients for these mocha overnight oats at your grocery store:
- Pantry: Quick oats, Coffee extract or espresso, Cocoa powder, Maple syrup
- Fridge: Oat milk, Greek yogurt
- Equipment: Mason jars, Measuring cups and spoons, Mixing bowl, Spatula
Now, let’s hear from Lynn!
Mornings are a blur for me. I love my sleep so I tend to want to hit snooze to the very last minute. This is why overnight oats have helped me so much!
When I was in post-secondary, I rarely ate breakfast, I was always on the go and usually ate my first meal in the afternoon. Eating so late caused me to overeat and binge on really unhealthy foods.
I couldn’t get myself to make hot oatmeal every day but with overnight oats, I can prepare them at the beginning of the week and customize it however I liked! Fast forward to years later and I’ve made so many different recipes for overnight oats and I’m sharing my favourite recipe with you today!
Do you like overnight oats? What’s your favourite way to eat them?
How to Make Café Mocha Overnight Oats
Where can I find these ingredients?
Everything in this cafe mocha overnight oats recipe can be found at your local grocery store! You can find rolled oats, coffee extract, cocoa powder and maple syrup in the pantry section of your grocery store. You can find your oat milk and greek yogurt in the dairy section of your grocery store.
If some of the pantry section items aren’t available, you can always purchase these ingredients from Amazon or any online platform that sells groceries!
What equipment do I need?
This café mocha overnight oats recipe is meant to be meal prepped for the week so you’ll need some containers or mason jars for them. I’ve seen loads of people just divide the recipe by 4 and mix each of them in the mason jar but I love just making the recipe in a big bowl and pouring them in containers before keeping them in the fridge. Other than the containers or jars for the overnight oats, you’ll just need some measuring cups and spoons and a spatula.
What are the steps to prepare?
The steps and time breakdown to prepare this recipe are:
- Measure and Prepare – all the ingredients into one bowl
Time: 5 Minutes
- Pour – the overnight oats and portion into each container
Time: 8 Minutes
- Chill – in the fridge for the oats to absorb the liquid and soften
Time: Minimally 8 hours and up to 4 days
What are good substitutes or additions?
As this is a fairly easy recipe, you are free to add or substitute ingredients as you please. I use coffee extract for my recipe but you can use a shot or two of strong espresso or even decaf espresso if you’d like!
You can also add in some chocolate chunks or chips or sauce as I don’t add any to mine!
What does it taste like?
Café mocha overnight oats is an awesome recipe if you have a sweet tooth! I actually don’t have a sweet tooth so I use unsweetened oat milk and plain greek yogurt. It tastes like espresso coffee and chocolate together, and is soft and creamy and so filling. It tastes like the perfect mocha dessert-like breakfast!
How long does it keep for?
I usually make my overnight oats on Sunday evening and make 4 for the week. On Fridays, I usually get breakfast out or make something new! Store in the fridge in your containers and do not open it until you eat it. Store for up to 4 days.
Make sure you keep track of the expiration of your dairy products so you don’t end up with spoiled overnight oats.
“Cooking should not feel like a chore and we should all enjoy making the food we eat.” – @lmumbingmejia. Try her delicious cafe mocha overnight oats!
How to Serve Café Mocha Overnight Oats
These Café Mocha Overnight Oats are a great quick breakfast on the go or mid-day snack. You can have these Café Mocha Overnight Oats with:
- A Glass of Cold Water
- By Itself
Ideas for More Overnight Oats
You can swap out the coffee and chocolate and make:
- Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats
- Vanilla Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats
- Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Other Notes for Overnight Oats
Just a few things to note for this Café Mocha Overnight Oats recipe:
- It’s super important to store them properly with a tight lid so they don’t go bad.
- You can always add sugar if you’d like, or even more maple syrup
Meal prepping is so important for me to have a less stressful week! These overnight oats make it super easy to have a yummy breakfast with little effort for a whole work week.
My whole platform is focused on cooking quick and simple recipes. I believe that cooking should not feel like a chore and we should all enjoy making the food we eat. If you liked reading this, you should check out my other oat recipes such as Baked Oat Apple Crisp and Easy Autumn Granola.
Have you had overnight oats before? Would you try this recipe out?
This ends my guest blog post for Slumber & Scones today and I hope you get to try this super Café Mocha Overnight Oats recipe. It is the best breakfast for dessert that takes very little effort. It’s the little and simple things in life that make me so happy and my platform is determined to make you enjoy life’s happy and cozy moments too!
Thank you again to Kait for having me as a guest on her blog! Her recipes are awesome and I love reading them!
About the Blogger: Lynn Mumbing Mejia
Hello hello! My name is Lynn and my blog is over at www.lynnmumbingmejia.com. I’m so happy to be doing a guest post for Kait’s blog. I am a 24-year-old Canadian residing on the West Coast. My blog is full of Home Décor/Styling, DIY Crafts and Delicious Recipes! I love content creating and sharing different things through all my platforms. You can catch me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube! Come say hi when you’ve got a chance!
Café Mocha Overnight Oats
- 2 Cups Quick Oats
- 3 tsp Coffee Extract or 2 shots of freshly brewed espresso
- 2 Cups Oat Milk
- 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- In a large bowl, add in all your ingredients and stir together with a spatula.
- Prep your individual containers and split the batch into 4 servings.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 1 night and enjoy the following day!
- Super important to store them properly so they don’t go bad with a tight lid
- You can always add sugar if you’d like or even more maple syrup
Extra thanks again to Lynn for this recipe and post, and of course for the stunning photos that have me about running to the get these little jars of decadence into my fridge. It’s definitely going to be a delicious week if you start it with these mocha overnight oats.