Espresso Overnight Oats with Almond Butter

Today has been one of those days in the land of motherhood...

O thought it would be a good idea to start the day at 530am.
I spilled my coffee all over the kitchen counter and floor.
Nana called and said she couldn't make it this afternoon to help with Octavian.
After fighting sleep for more than 45 minutes at nap time, I had to drive my overtired toddler around the neighborhood to get him to sleep (thank the Universe he transfers!).

Ok, so in the grand scheme of things, the morning wasn't THAT bad. But sometimes, some days just feel harder than other days.

Days like today inspired me to create the ultimate grown-up lazy breakfast. Whatever I was going to make it needed to be easy (duh) and preferably something with caffeine.

Say hello to my new bff, Espresso Overnight Oats.

You can make this super breakfast the night before, it's super healthy, takes just 5 minutes to prepare AND it has caffeine. 

Yep, wake up juice...that won't spill all over the kitchen counter and floor. You're welcome.

Espresso Overnight Oats with Almond Butter

Prep Time: 5 Minutes / Cook Time: 4 hours to overnight (inactive) / Total Time: 5 minutes and 4+ hours
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup coffee (or 1 shot espresso filled with milk to equal 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup milk (cow, soy, almond)
1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon slivered almonds
1 tablespoon almond butter
1-2 teaspoons honey
Banana and Raspberries (for topping)

Instructions

  1. In a large mason jar or container with a tight fitting lid, mix together oats, chia seeds, coffee (or espresso with milk), milk, yogurt, almonds and almond butter. Shake and mix until completely combined. Store mixed oats for at least 4 hours to overnight (overnight works best).

  2. When ready to eat top with honey, additional slivered almonds, and sliced fresh fruit. Eat right out of the jar or serve in a bowl.

Enjoy!

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