Hitting the snooze button three times might give you those few minutes of extra z’s, but it can also mean missing breakfast and that essential morning dose of caffeine. Before you rush off to your earliest class on an empty stomach, give overnight oats a try.

A cold riff on oatmeal, it’s an endlessly versatile breakfast with a simple three-step process — just add, stir and refrigerate — that’s easy enough for anyone to make. This recipe combines coffee with chocolaty cocoa powder and protein-packed Greek yogurt for a filling (and trendy) meal. Just combine the ingredients in a jar the night before and you’re good to go to power through the day.

Overnight Coffee Oats

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:8 hours
  • Total Time:8 hours 5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coffee
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • pinch Chocolate chips
Photo by Peaches Memishian
  • Step 1

    Add oats into your mason jar or any other container.

  • Step 2

    Add almond milk, honey, yogurt and half of the mashed banana.

  • Step 3

    Add brewed and cooled coffee.

  • Step 4

    Add the cocoa powder.

  • Step 5

    Stir until combined.

  • Step 6

    Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • Step 7

    Grab and go on the way to class or pour into a bowl and top with sliced banana and chocolate chips.

    Photo by Peaches Memishian