Did you know that coffee and oats can be combined? I know right, it’s like the best things about breakfast all in one! Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Oats are all about convenience and keeping you energized for your day. It’s made with only a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. This recipe is also gluten free, dairy free and can be made vegan!
What's for breakfast
My family is a big fan of overnight oats, they are so easy to customize and are a great grab-and-go breakfast option. We usually make our overnight oats with fruit or peanut butter (check out our Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe for more ideas). Then one day the idea came to me, why not combine coffee with the overnight oats?! So that is what I did and never looked back!
What is in coffee overnight oats?
Oats: Of course there are oats in our overnight oats recipe! We use gluten free rolled oats. You can use instant oats but the texture will be different. More of a porridge-like texture.
Yogurt: I recommend using a vanilla flavored coconut milk yogurt. You can use regular yogurt if you're not concerned with keeping it dairy free.
Cold Brew: Cold brew is one of my favorite ways of drinking coffee and it works great in this recipe. I encourage you to check out our Honey Cinnamon Cold Brew recipe if you are also a fan of coffee. If you don’t have cold brew, you can use regular coffee, just make sure it is chilled and not steaming hot when you mix it.
Milk: We use vanilla unsweetened almond milk most of the time in this recipe. The vanilla flavor is delicious! You can also substitute with regular milk if preferred.
Maple Syrup: If not vegan, you can also use honey instead.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are great in overnight oats and add a little extra nutrients but they can be skipped if needed.
Vanilla extract and salt: Just a bit of vanilla flavor and a pinch of salt!
How to make cold brew coffee overnight oats
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients into a container, mix and refrigerate overnight. Alternatively, mix in a medium bowl then divide the mixture into individual jars with lids. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Step 2: Serve cold or you can warm up if you prefer.
- I use these small mason jars with lids for a convenient way to store the overnight oats in individual servings. You could use regular mason jars or even small glass containers too. Whatever works for you!
- Topping ideas: you can get creative with the toppings here but some ideas could include cacao nibs, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, yogurt, caramel, etc…
- You could try alternative coffee flavors also. This recipe is vanilla cold brew but you could try something else like caramel or mocha flavors for fun!
More Oat Breakfast Recipes:
- Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Strawberry Almond Baked Oatmeal
- Raspberry Orange Scones
- How To Make Baby Oatmeal
- Healthy Oatmeal Toddler Breakfast Cookies
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Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Oats
- Small glass jars optional
- ¾ cup gluten free rolled oats
- ½ cup vanilla coconut yogurt
- ⅓ cup cold brew or cold strongly brewed coffee
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tsp maple syrup or honey
- 1 tsp chia seeds optional
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- dash of sea salt
- Add all of the ingredients into a container, mix and refrigerate overnight. Alternatively, mix in a medium bowl and divide the mixture into individual jars with lids. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Serve cold or you can warm up if you prefer.