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If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious jumpstart for your day, look no further than Raspberry Mocha Overnight Oats. This easy, make-ahead breakfast combines the sweetness of fresh or frozen raspberries with the bold flavor of real coffee and the added nutrition of chia seeds, oatmeal, and antioxidant-rich cocoa.
Want more coffee overnight oats? Try Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats!
Raspberry Mocha Overnight Oats – Made with Real Coffee!
These days I am a hard-core cold brew coffee fan. But I used to only drink coffee when it was blended up with lots of milk, sweetness, and flavoring. That’s why I started infusing that coffee flavor into healthier options like Mocha Smoothies and, of course, overnight oats.
Coffee-lovers and sweet-slightly-coffee-flavored-beverage-lovers alike will be ready to jump out of bed in the morning if they know they have a jar of Raspberry Mocha Overnight Oats waiting for them. It is perfectly chocolaty, super creamy, and sweet with a coffee flavor that is definitely there, but not overly strong.
But the best part is that it is a wholesome breakfast too, unlike those sugary blended drinks from the coffee shop.
Benefits of Overnight Oats
You’ve got that right, not only is this breakfast tasty, but it’s also packed with nutrition. The oats and chia seeds provide fiber and protein, while the raspberries and even the cocoa powder are great sources of antioxidants and vitamins.
Plus the caffeine in the coffee provides an energy boost to start your day, and the combination of ingredients will leave you feeling satisfied and full.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a breakfast that’s packed with flavor and nutrition. Here is a quick overview, but you can experiment with different berries and sweeteners to find your perfect combination. Get the amounts and details in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Brewed coffee. Make sure it is chilled. You can use leftover coffee or cold brew.
- Milk. I use unsweetened almond milk, but any dairy or non-dairy milk will work.
- Plain Greek yogurt. If you use a sweetened yogurt, you may not need additional sweetener. You can also use a non-dairy yogurt.
- Sweetener. You can use sugar, honey, Stevia, or another sweetener of your choice. Adjust the amount to your taste.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Old-fashioned oats. Be sure they are certified gluten free, if necessary
- Chia seeds. These provide additional superfood nutrition and help create the thick, creamy texture.
- Raspberries. Use fresh for a brighter flavor or frozen for convenience.
- Cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips. Sprinkle some on top for an optional garnish that gives an extra chocolaty burst.
How to Make Mocha Overnight Oats
It’s truly so simple to make that you can easily prepare several batches to enjoy all week long.
In a small bowl or jar, stir together the coffee, milk, yogurt, sweetener, and cocoa powder. Then mix in the oats and chia seeds. Finally, carefully stir in the raspberries to avoid breaking them up too much.
Cover and refrigerate the overnight oats for at least overnight or up to five days
When ready to serve give them a stir, adding a splash of milk or coffee, if you like, and sprinkle on some mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs. Enjoy!
Tips for Success
Make it Ahead. While you do have to prepare overnight oats at least the night before, I actually think they get better as they sit in the fridge for a few days to really let the flavors develop and blend together. They will be good for
Adjust the Strength. If you want a stronger coffee flavor, you can adjust the milk-to-coffee ratio, keeping the total amount of liquid the same.
Great for Meal Prep. Since overnight oats can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, you can prepare a week’s worth of breakfasts at one time. Feel free to switch up the berries for variety, or try skipping the cocoa powder and using vanilla yogurt.
Common Questions About Overnight Oats
Are overnight oats gluten free?
The main question here is whether oats are gluten free. The short answer is that they must specify they are certified gluten free oats, but I go into more detail in this article, Are Oats Gluten Free? Then it’s simply a matter of ensuring your other ingredients are gluten free, as well.
Can I use instant coffee instead of brewed coffee?
Yes, you can use instant coffee if you don’t have brewed coffee on hand. Simply mix the instant coffee with a little hot water to dissolve before adding it to the oats.
Can I use steel-cut oats instead of rolled oats?
Steel-cut oats take longer to cook and do not soften as well as rolled oats in this recipe unless you pre-cook them. Stick with rolled oats for the best results.
However, you can use quick or instant oats with similar results.
More gluten free oatmeal recipes
Oats are so versatile that you can enjoy them so many ways – cold, hot, baked, and more. Here are some wholesome breakfast ideas that you can make with gluten free oats.
Raspberry Mocha Overnight Oats
- 1/4 cup brewed coffee chilled
- 1/4 cup milk I used unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar, honey, Stevia, or other sweetener of choice, or to taste
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, certified gluten free, if necessary
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1 teaspoon cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips. optional
- In a jar or small bowl, stir together the coffee, milk, Greek yogurt, sugar or sweetener, and cocoa powder.
- Stir in the oats and chia seeds, then gently stir in the frozen raspberries.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight, or up to several days.
- When ready to serve, stir the oats, giving them a splash of milk or coffee if needed. If desired, top with cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips before serving.