Soak your oats in brewed coffee overnight and top them with salted date caramel for a yummy treat in the morning.
Are you sick of overnight oat recipes yet? I know my bajillion Instagram friends aren’t because EVERYONE IS MAKING THEM! Makes me so proud.
This week has been cray. Usually, Lin and I take Mondays to do admin stuff for FFF- answer emails, schedule out social media, do some planning, recoup from the weekend, etc. However this week, we jumped right into recipes. Between FFF and freelance, we’ve got a lot of work to do by next week. Do you follow us on Snapchat yet? —> FitFoodieFinds <— If you don’t you’re missing out on a lot of behind the scenes in the Fit Foodie Kitchen. Just saying.
So- we borrowed a juicer from one of our friends to do a client recipe and it’s like MAGIC. I love juice but I have never owned a juicer because they are so expensive. Can I just say that juice with strawberries and/or pineapple makes me wanna SPLURGE?
Speaking of friends. I gave this particular overnight oat recipe to one of my girlfriends who lives in my building (HEY ANG) and I’ve got her hooked on these bad boys. Two weeks ago I literally had about 50 batches of overnight oat recipes, so I happily gave them away to people that I like. Anyway- Ang came down to my apartment the other night RAVING that she’s made these every day since I brought them over. Drink your coffee and eat it too, people.
PS: if you are looking for a nummy cold brew coffee to try…which is what we used for this recipe (you can sub for hot coffee, too), check out Bizzy Coffee! It’s organic cold brew coffee concentrate and by just adding water and ice, you’ve got yourself your morning joe. Team Fit Foodie LOVES supporting local companies. YEAH MINNESOTA START-UPS.
Espresso Overnight Oats with Salted Date Caramel
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- pinch sea salt
- 3/4 cup unsweetened, plain almond milk
- 1/2 cup strong cold press OR brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 Medjool dates pitted the softer the better!
- pinch of salt
- First, mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Add wet ingredients and mix again.
- Place in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve cold.
For Date Caramel
- Place 4 Medjool dates into a high-speed food processor. Process on high until pureed. Depending on how soft your dates are, you may need to add water. Add by the 1/2 teaspoon.
Tips & Notes
**It should stay good refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.
**Depending on how thick you like your overnight oats, you may add a splash of almond milk before serving.
**Nutrition facts are without the toppings.
I’m excited that things are healing great with my foot! I got x-rays yesterday and while you can still see the break, it’s definitely healing compared to the x-rays from 5 weeks ago. The doc said I should stay in the boot for 2ish more weeks, but that I can slowly start to walk on it. I got a brace that I will wear after the boot comes off. He also gave me the okay to bike/row, which I have already been doing. Basically, he said if it hurts, don’t do it…but that I should be good to go within a month or two! That’s the news I was expecting and hoping for so…YAY!
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I’ll use date syrup instead of the “salted date caramel” (?) topping or just mix in some chopped dates.
Love it except so many carbs, I am diabetic! So I have to cut it in to 1/4 cup oats and an egg. Or maybe a slice of bacon.
Hey Lee – when I run the numbers myself, it looks like the recipe, as-is, ends up being a total of 900 calories. It says the recipe is designed as 2 servings, so a single serving would be about 450 – essentially double your numbers.
Oats: 1 cup: 380 calories
Dates: 4 x 65 calories each = 280 calories
Almond Milk: 40 calories
Maple Syrup: 110 calories
Chia Seeds: 60 calories
Coffee + Vanilla: 20 calories
Is your recipe designed for 4 servings?
Hello! What toppings have you used? I see the date caramel, but what is the dollop of white in the center? Looks like whipped cream… 🙂
It’s coconut whipped cream, but you can also use Greek yogurt! Then on top of that is crushed dark chocolate 😀
Tried this last night, I may have added a little too much coffee, but otherwise, it was sooo good 🙂 Thanks for the great recipes!
<3 Glad you loved it!
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This is still in my regular breakfast rotation. I love the date caramel, but to simplify I now just chop a couple of dates and mix in with the oats the night before. They add the sweetness and flavor without the extra step of making the date caramel. I’ve found that I like the texture of thick rolled oats best in this recipe, they don’t get as mushy as regular rolled oats. (Bob’s Red Mill offers thick rolled oats.)
Made this, and it was the first overnight oats recipe that has made me see the appeal–yum! The salted date caramel was so decadent! I had always *wanted* to like overnight oats because I do love oats, but I’d tried 3 other overnight oat recipes before and was unimpressed. Soggy oats, yuck. Glad I gave the dish one more chance because this version came out perfect. I substituted coconut milk beverage for the almond milk because my son has an almond allergy and reduced the maple syrup by half, and it tasted amazing. I immediately wanted it for breakfast again the next morning, so I made the recipe again that night–but the next morning they weren’t nearly as good. I realized I had gone to bed earlier than the first night I’d made them, and apparently I really don’t like overnight oats when they sit too long and get soggy. Guess I am more a “5-hour oats” instead of overnight oats kind of person. Knowing this, I’ve made it a couple of times since and had better results when I pour the liquid over the oats last thing right before I go to bed, and I don’t make any more than I will eat the next morning (halving the recipe). Also, it’s definitely best with cold-brew coffee. I make cold-brew using the NY Times recipe (1/3 cup medium-coarse ground coffee steeped in 1.5 cups water for 12 hours at room temperature), and it’s perfect for this. One night when I didn’t have any cold-brew, I made fresh hot coffee instead (pour-over method), but it wasn’t nearly as good (less concentrated coffee flavor and got bitter in the oats by the next morning). Cold-brew coffee doesn’t get bitter like hot-brewed coffee, so it’s a must for this recipe. Thank you for a great flavor combination that made me an overnight-oats convert.
AHHH! So glad you loved this recipe. It’s definitely one of my favorites…especially that date caramel! Cold brew coffee rules!!
Thanks so much for the cold-brew recipe!
Did my birthday come early?? A whole week dedicated to oats. Oh yeah, baby. I’M IN. I really can’t deal with that caramel. Drooling.
Seriously THE BEST WEEK EVER.
Any other ideas to sub for the salted date caramel? I cannot eat dates!
Oh boooooo! You could find another recipe for healthy caramel that doesn’t include dates. Check out this one my LexisCleanKitchen.com —> http://lexiscleankitchen.com/2014/06/03/caramel-turtle-cups/ It’s paleo and coconut-based!
Made these last night and had them this morning. They are GREAT!!!
I did change the maple syrup to just 1 tablespoon since I drink my coffee black and don’t add any sweetener to my oatmeal. It was just right not too sweet. Since it was cloudy and threatening rain this morning I decided to heat them up so I also added 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Didn’t use the date topping. I would like to post this to my website with my changes, with a link to your site. Is that okay with you. Thanks very much. I love your recipes.
Glad you are on the mend. Whatever you do, don’t push it. Healing takes time. Love the overnight oats. Fabulous recipes. Please keep them coming.
Depends on the oatmeal. If it’s basically just oats, water, a banana and cinnamon, then yes, I would DEFINITELY become sick of them. BUT if I get variety every day, then HELL NOOOOO! 😀 This is probably my favorite dessert overnight oatmeal that you’ve made thus far!
WEEEEEEEEE! Sooooooo good. This is Linley’s favorite, too!
This is awesome. These Food look so creamy I cannot wait to try it!!
DEFINITELY picking up some cold brew the next time we are at Target! These oats sound close to magical!
This is amazing especially because I like to put coffee in all the things. These OOs look sooo creamy I cannot wait to try!!
Coffee is life.
Nothing better than breakfast and coffee in one perfect overnight oat package! YUM!
WOO! I couldn’t agree more 🙂
Just when I thought overnight oats couldn’t get any better… Espresso over night oats with caramel?! Cannot wait to try these!
LOL. RIGHT?! Don’t forget to make the date caramel…it’s the best part!
This is awesome.
Fires up my culinary creativity…I’m thinking: how to turn this into a Tiramisu derivative 🙂
YAS. Just throw some ladyfingers on there and you are good to go.