The creamy pudding-like oats are swirled with sweet caramel and soaked in chocolatey mocha cold brew for a breakfast that really wakes you up. If you love caramel pudding, coffee and oatmeal, you're going to want to treat yourself to this vegan breakfast all week long.
How to Make Caramel Mocha Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a great go-to breakfast. You can prep them the night before and wake up to creamy, dreamy oats with any flavorings and toppings you like. This mocha version is just as easy to throw together.
Here's what you need to make this over-the-top mocha oatmeal breakfast:
Thick-cut rolled oats. This kind of oat has the most fiber, protein and overall nutrients. It also provides the creamiest texture.
Mocha cold brew. I use the mocha cold brew with almond milk from Califia Farms. You can also make your own by combining ¼ cup of plain cold brew (or regular coffee) with ¾ cup almond milk and ¼ cup melted chocolate.
Caramel sauce. Use store-bought caramel or make your own with this recipe.
Flaxseed meal. This adds lots of fiber and healthy fats to the overnight oats.
Agave. Feel free to swap this for honey (if not vegan) or maple syrup.
Vanilla. For a nice warming flavor.
Cinnamon. To complement the vanilla.
Whipped Coffee Topping
I love the light-as-air whipped coffee on these caramel oats. So you don't want to miss this easy but impressive topping.
All you need to make it is:
Instant coffee. Use any brand you like.
Sugar. Choose organic to ensure it's vegan.
Almond milk. You can also use hot water, but the plant-based milk makes the whipped coffee extra creamy.
Vanilla. For just a hint of vanilla flavor
Whip your coffee with an electric mixer until it's light as air, then dollop it on top of your overnight oats. You'll get a double dose of coffee flavor and two deliciously contrasting textures.
Health Benefits of Oats
Oats, especially rolled oats, are a health superfood. They're packed with fiber and plant-based protien. Eating them for breakfast is a great way to ensure that you stay full and satisfied all morning log.
Oats are also a great source of antioxidants and may help balance blood sugar levels and reduce "bad" cholesterol in the blood.
Are Overnight Oats Gluten-Free?
This recipe is both vegan and gluten-free. Just make sure that your rolled oats are certified gluten-free.
Make-Ahead Mocha Overnight Oats
You can store the oats for up to five days in the fridge. This is a perfect recipe for breakfast meal prep.