This Mocha Almond Overnight Oats is perfect for traveling or on the go. You get coffee and breakfast all in one!
Perfect For Travel
I make overnight oats a lot. It is my go-to meal for when I am in a hurry. This Mocha Almond Overnight Oats was inspired by my other overnight oats recipes, but this is the first time that I used coffee in it.
I fell in love with overnight oats when I was away for a weekend on a road trip. Being vegan and gluten free can be hard while traveling, depending upon which city you are in. Breakfast is usually the most challenging.
A typical breakfast is usually a fruit bowl, hash browns or home fries. It is a good day when the fruit is actually ripe and in season. It is also a good day when the home fries don’t have gluten. You’d be surprised at how many restaurants include a wheat coating on their fries.
Sadly, I don’t like to fill up on fruit and potato products. They just don’t keep me full for very long. I am usually hungry an hour later, and ready for a nap. I need some protein to start my day.
I need to have some food in my belly before my morning cup of coffee, so mixing it into my breakfast is a good solution for busy mornings.
Your Coffee and Breakfast All in One
By including coffee in my overnight oats, I have created a game changer. I thought my other overnight oats recipes were perfect for traveling or on the go, but this adds a whole new meaning to the concept of a quick and easy portable breakfast.
Overnight oats are one of the easiest breakfasts that you can make. If you are busy and in a hurry in the morning, this is a great way to start your day off right. It has everything you need: whole grains, protein, fiber, and caffeine to jump start your day.
Chocolate, in my opinion, makes everything better, so anytime I can sneak it into my breakfast, I am all over it.
Serve Hot or Cold
Even though I have labeled this as overnight oats, you could really eat this right after making the coffee, and eat it hot. I like it hot or cold. After brewing the coffee, the oats just need to sit for a little while to soak up the coffee goodness.
Cold brewed coffee would also work great in this. I make it often because it is less acidic than regular brewed coffee.This Mocha Almond Overnight Oats is perfect for on the go! Click To Tweet
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Mocha Almond Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
- 2 teaspoons agave syrup
- 1-2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee
- cacao nibs, dark chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chunks for topping
- Place oats, cacao powder, chia seeds, agave syrup, and almond butter in an 12 ounce mason jar. Stir ingredients together.
- Add brewed coffee. Let cool, then put in the fridge overnight.
- To serve, stir again, and add cacao nibs, dark chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chunks.