Deliciously creamy vegan mocha overnight oats that tastes like dessert for breakfast! Make the night before for the best easy pack-and-go breakfast!

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My favorite vegan overnight oats

I’m a big fan of making vegan overnight oats for an easy and healthy breakfast recipe, and this particular version has lately been my favorite.

If you’re a fan of overnight oats and want to try a vegan version, then these vegan mocha overnight oats are for you!

chocolate coffee overnight oats with spoon

With rich cacao powder mixed with espresso, these secretly healthy vegan overnight oats taste like a mocha in oat form. It’s basically like dessert for breakfast, yet with an added caffeine kick (though you can totally use decaf espresso!).

Top with some extra chocolate chips, secure the lid, and you have the perfect grab and go easy breakfast recipe for busy mornings!

bowl of vegan overnight oats with espresso

Vegan Overnight Oats Ingredients

What I love about vegan overnight oats is that you don’t need much for the tastiest breakfast.

For these overnight protein oats, you’ll need:

  • Oats: I recommend using sprouted oats, as I feel that they don’t get as soggy as rolled oats. However, you can still use rolled oats here. If you need gluten free, please make sure that they are gluten free certified!
  • Pea protein powder: I recommend just a straight up plain pea protein, such as the one by Terrasoul. However, I also love Nuzest’s vanilla and chocolate pea protein.
  • Cacao powder: definitely use cacao powder over cocoa powder, as cacao powder has a richer taste and contains a plethora of polyphenols.
  • Dairy free yogurt: you can use any type of vegan yogurt here!
  • Oat milk or coconut milk: much like the yogurt, you can still use any dairy free milk here, but I personally recommend using oat milk or coconut milk for the flavor.
  • Maple syrup: just for a touch of sweetness.
  • Espresso: so I absolutely love to use a straight shot of espresso; it warms the oats in the morning and makes them taste like an actual mocha drink! However, if you don’t have an espresso machine or need something quicker, you can also use dissolvable espresso powder.
bowl of vegan overnight oats

How to make vegan mocha overnight protein oats

You can easily put together vegan overnight protein oats in just 3 simple steps. That’s what makes these the best overnight oats!

  1. Whisk the dry ingredients: I like to use a fork. You’ll just whisk together the oats, pea protein, and cacao powder in a bowl or jar.
  2. Add in the wet ingredients: use a spoon to mix together the vegan yogurt, dairy free milk, and maple syrup, saving the espresso for last. Cover and store in the fridge overnight.
  3. Top: add in the hot espresso and stir. Then top with your favorite add ins!

I like to make these healthy mocha overnight oats the night before, but you can absolutely make them at the start of the week, and double or even triple the quantity.

What jar should I use for overnight oats?

I recommend any jar that you can seal with an airtight lid, such as a mason jar. However, you can also make these in a bowl and cover with a piece of tin foil or saran wrap if you’re not planning on taking these overnight protein oats on the go.

However, these mocha overnight oats are the perfect breakfast to take with you when you’re racing off to work or school!

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How long do vegan overnight oats last?

The nice thing about vegan overnight oats is that you can make them at the start of the week, and they’ll actually stay good for up to 5 days in the fridge, depending on how cold your fridge is.

You can make multiple servings of these mocha overnight oats or switch up the flavors with a few of my other favorite overnight oats recipes.

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Mocha overnight protein oats topping ideas

I recommend always adding more chocolate, but here are a few other ideas to top your healthy overnight oats:

  • coconut flakes
  • banana coins
  • chocolate chips
  • chia seeds
  • coconut cream
  • chocolate granola
  • hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts, etc.
  • nut or seed butter
spoon of chocolate overnight oats

The toppings are endless! I personally love the chocolate chips and banana combo, but I’m partial to bananas, I guess 🙂

mug full of vegan overnight protein oats

I hope you love these vegan mocha overnight protein oats as much as I do! They seriously make for one of the best and easiest week morning breakfasts.

If you make this recipe, let me know down below in the comments section, as well as giving this a rating so that others may find it.

As always, I love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there!

Happy overnight oats making!

mixed bowl of overnight oats

More healthy vegan oatmeal recipes:

Vegan apple pie overnight oats

Protein overnight oats 3 ways

Pumpkin Pie overnight oats

Instant Pot Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

Paleo vegan grain free oatmeal

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Vegan Mocha Overnight Protein Oats

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 120
  • Total Time: 2 hours 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Deliciously creamy vegan mocha overnight protein oats that contain over 20 grams of plant based protein! Make the night before for the best secretly healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert!


  • 1/3 cup sprouted or rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp pea protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened oat milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup dairy free yogurt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 shot espresso (right before serving)*
  • Toppings: chocolate chips, banana, maple syrup, coconut cream


  1. In a bowl or jar, use a fork to whisk together the sprouted oats, protein powder, cacao powder, and sea salt.
  2. Add in the oat milk, dairy free yogurt, and maple syrup, and stir until the cacao powder is completely stirred into the oats. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight.
  3. When ready to serve, add a shot of espresso (hot), and stir the oats. Top with desired toppings and enjoy!


*If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can also add 1 tsp of dissolvable espresso powder to the dry ingredients, and follow the rest of the instructions.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving, no toppings
  • Calories: 352
  • Sugar: 18.2 g
  • Sodium: 786.2 mg
  • Fat: 5.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 47 g
  • Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 24.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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