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Mocha Overnight Oats

February 25, 2014

First off, THM wants to say thank you for all of your wonderful birthday wishes! Yes, I consider my blog it’s own entity. No, I’m not ashamed of this. But fo realz you guys are awesome. I may or may not have cried.

Back to today’s recipe. We’re talking oats. I’m fairly certain the last time we talked oats I was complaining of sweltering weather and training for a half-marathon. Those days are loooooong gone, but fortunately the oatmeal is still kicking. I took a little hiatus from my morning oats after the copious amounts of granola I made sucked me in (for the record granola is now officially banned since I cannot control myself), but I’m back on the warm oatmeal train and I’m feeling gooooood.

mocha overnight oatsYou know what else makes me feel good? Coffee. My introduction to coffee was so cliche…Starbucks. A grande sugar-free hazelnut soy cafe misto to be exact. Otherwise known as, my life’s savings. But then I decided to become a psych major in my third year which entailed 14 psych courses in 2 years and the harder stuff was required. By harder I’m talking grande bold black. Don’t worry people, I only get high on life.

mocha overnight oats 2Deep into my coffee addiction I came across the anti-coffee camp and I had a freak out that I was single-handedly destroying my health. Naturally, my obsessive self took to tea and began building what might be considered the world’s largest tea collection (50+ teas). I love tea and I always will but I’ve recently discovered that I am actually a better person after coffee. I’m nicer, more patient, increasingly productive and just plain happier.

So just like my oats, coffee is back. I figured I may as well combine the two in this Mocha Overnight Oats recipe.

Mocha Overnight Oats

by The Healthy Maven

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: Overnight (at least 6 hours)

Keywords: no-bake breakfast gluten-free dairy-free chocolate oats mocha

Ingredients (serves: 1)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 ripe banana, sliced and chopped
  • 1 tsp honey/maple syrup/ agave/other sweetener (or omit if you don’t like too sweet)
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee


1. Brew coffee using preferred method.

2. Add oats, cocoa powder, and chia seeds to a medium mason jar or air-tight container.

3. Add in bananas, honey and coffee.

4. Cover and shake until well combined.

5. Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours.

6. Eat cold or heat up in the microwave for 1 minute.

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  • Reply
    February 25, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I don’t like coffee, but I would totally buy that CUTE orange pan from you!! OMG!! I LOVE it! And I take the oat recipe minus the coffee – I migth just sub it with whiskey or prosecco or so….

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    Kristina @ Damn Ten Pounds
    February 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Can I substitute the coffee for espresso? And since we’re subbing your recipe, can I sub my having to make it for you just living in my kitchen? I think I have a futon somewhere. Think about it.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      Yes, yes you can. But you need to promise we can chill with NPH

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    February 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Coffee definitely! Would it be wrong to have this with a cup of coffee??

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      I totally did…

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    February 25, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Is dat a tiny orange pot?! Or are my eyes playing little tricks on me! I love da pot! OMG I really just said that!

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      of course you love da pot.

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    Shashi @
    February 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    OOOH – I haven’t tried adding coffee sans milk to oats before …. Davida – thanks for the idea! I have been on a major coffee kick since I was 12 – yes, my addiction started early! Thanks for this idea lady – now I am off to go throw coffee on those anti coffee campers!!! The Nerve!!!

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    February 25, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I don’t eat oatmeal much but this recipe looks tasty!!
    And, I don’t actually drink coffee or tea – just water and, of course, my evening wine!

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    Consuelo - Honey & Figs
    February 25, 2014 at 11:34 am

    We are like soulmantes, I swear.
    a) I just went back to my oatmeal phase after months of not having eaten them.
    b) I’m eating mocha oatmeal as I type this ((doesn’t lok as delish as yours but))
    c) I became super obsessed with coffee like a year ago, then cut down and totally banished from my diet because I thought I was too bad for me AND it’s only been three days since I started drinking it again.

    Totally twins, you see.
    Ahhhh girl, this looks amazing. Send a container full of this asap.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Sistas from another mista!!!

      That’s totally crazy that you were eating mocha email while reading this. We are totally twinning!

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    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
    February 25, 2014 at 11:27 am

    What pretty pictures!!! AND the recipe sounds amazing!

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks Tara!

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    February 25, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Coffee AND tea — don’t make me choose. But only if we’re talking Hot Cinnamon Spice tea from Harney and Sons — the rest I could do without and would be in the coffee camp all the way. And yes for phases! There was a cereal phase, a Poptart phase, a can of Coke phase, and now an oatmeal phase. That last one has been spanning a couple of years, though 😆

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Oh geeze can of coke phase….

      I still need to try your tea in coffee trick!

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    kathy @ vodka and soda
    February 25, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Davs, i eat overnight oats all the time but NOTHING like this. OMFG this looks SO GOOD i’m definitely going to try this for sure. GET IN MY BELLY!

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 25, 2014 at 11:02 am

      I’m never this quick to respond to people, but can I just say I’m happy I made a recipe that you’ll actually make? I feel like I just won at life!

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    Em @ Love A Latte
    February 25, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Oh wow this recipe looks so fun!! I’m not drinking coffee right now so I kind of wonder if I can substitute the coffee with almond milk…sounds delicious! Look so pretty in the mason jar too!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      definitely! Just won’t have the coffee flavour. Are you drinking tea right now? I love overnight oats with tea! You can use decaf or rooibos!

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    Nicole @ FruitnFitness
    February 25, 2014 at 10:21 am

    This sounds so good! I love coffee and oats so I’m sure the two together are good! I would never have thought to make oats with coffee yet I love my oatmeal coffee banana cookies.

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Hope you liked them love!!!

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