Raspberry Mocha Coffee Overnight Oats

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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!

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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 Coffee Banana 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.

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Ingredients

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!

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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.

A jar of mocha overnight oats with cacao nibs on top.

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.

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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.

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5 from 2 votes

Raspberry Mocha Overnight Oats

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.
Prep: 5 minutes
chilling time 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Mocha Overnight Oats
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 362mg10%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 14g56%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin C 15.8mg19%
Calcium 222mg22%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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6 Comments
  1. Sue

    This might be a silly question as I have never made overnight oats, but do you heat them in the morning or just eat them cold?

    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      Not a silly question at all, Sue! Overnight oats can be eaten cold or warm. It’s all a matter of your taste preference. Eaten cold, it has a pudding like consistency. If you warm it up in the microwave and pour a little bit of milk over it, it will have the consistency of traditional oatmeal.

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