These Mocha Overnight Oats are the perfect combination of coffee and chocolate to get you going in the morning! Best of all, this breakfast can be prepared the night before!
Mocha Overnight Oats. I think by now you know of my love for oatmeal for breakfast. I figure this is a good and healthy obsession to have. My little ones love their oatmeal every morning too. I’m going to be honest with you though, before this little recipe here, I had never made overnight oats before. I work at home and don’t have an issue with getting my oatmeal made in the mornings. But I can definitely see the appeal of making overnight oats. I was able to just toss the ingredients into this little jar, shake it up, and let it sit. It really only took a few minutes of time. And it is kind of nice having breakfast already made for the day. So I think I may be falling in love with this whole concept of overnight oats. Why do I resist trend? It usually becomes a trend for a reason right? Lesson learned.
In all seriousness though. What is better than oatmeal for breakfast? Oatmeal with coffee. Enter: Mocha Overnight Oats. The combination of coffee and chocolate is sure to get me going in the morning. Plus, I used Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk from Tom Thumb. Honey as my sweetener, which can also be swapped out with agave or maple syrup if you prefer. But this makes this breakfast recipe dairy free and refined sugar free. Making this a healthy option for starting the day.
Now, April isn’t just my birthday month, which is a pretty big deal, but it’s also Earth Month!! Eating healthy is one thing, but knowing that your groceries are being responsibly made is another! Did you know that producing a half gallon of plant-based beverages requires on average 77 percent less water than producing the same amount on conventional dairy milk. Also, Silk products are all enrolled in or verified by the Non GMO Project’s Product Verification Program (PVP).
What does all of that mean? Well, what I try to do every day is make good choices. That’s what I tell the hubs. When faced with a question of what to eat I try to make a better choice. Every little choice we make all adds up during the day. Especially on days that we go grocery shopping! Every Cart Matters! Every item that we put in our carts matters. I know whatever I put in my cart gets eaten by my family or me. So just by making a small choice to purchase products that are responsibly made we can make a big difference in our planet, and our diets!
To read more about the Every Cart Matters Program just give a little click here!
Mocha Overnight Oats
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
- ½ cup brewed coffee
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp honey/agave/maple syrup
- Pour oats into a jar or plastic container that comes with a lid.
- Pour in Vanilla Almond Milk, brewed coffee, cocoa powder, and your choice of honey/agave/maple syrup.
- Put the lid on tightly and shake to combine.
- Place the container of oats into the refrigerator and allow to chill overnight or for at least 8 hours.
- Once chilled, the oats will be softened and have absorbed most of the liquid, serve and enjoy!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.