These overnight oats are everything a chocolate lovin’, coffee drinkin’ person could every ask for. The chocolate granola topping is simple to make and takes your overnight oats to a new level.
What are my two favorite things in this world? Chocolate and coffee, of course! Okay, that might be a hyperbole, but they’re definitely up there on my list of yummy things.
You know what’s better than chocolate and coffee separately?…Well. Coffee and chocolate together, aka mocha. Hellooooo! You’ve got yourself a one way ticket to caffeine heaven.
Just reserve 3/4 cup coffee from your morning (or afternoon…or evening?) brew, or brew a new pot if you’re up to it. Replace half of the liquid in a standard overnight oats recipe with coffee, add in 1 tbsp cocoa powder, and boom! You’re on your way to a caffeinated and yummy day.
Just take 2 cups of oats and mix with cocoa powder, oil, sweetener (I prefer brown sugar) and a lil bit of salt. Bake in the oven for ~30 minutes at 300F, stirring halfway through.
- 3/4 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup brewed coffee
- 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1-2 tsp sweetener of choice, such as brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 3 tbsp canola oil
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
Prepare coffee using your preferred method. Combine all ingredients together, stirring well to combine. Set in fridge overnight, or for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 300F. Mix together dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. Mix together wet ingredients in separate bowl. Pour over top of dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly to combine.
Spread out granola mixture in thin layer on parchment paper covered sheet pan. Bake in 300F oven for 15 minutes, then remove and stir around. Bake for another 15 minutes, or until slightly crispy and crunchy. Use as a topping for a smoothie bowl, yogurt, or in a trail mix.
Granola is super versatile. Add in 1/2 cup each almonds and cranberries, 1 tbsp flax, and 1 tbsp chia seeds for granola with a little extra sustenance. Shredded coconut also goes well with this chocolate granola.