When can you have your favorite coffeehouse drink, a rich chocolatey dessert, a jumpstart of caffeine, plus a hearty and healthy breakfast all in one? The answer is right here in this recipe for Peppermint Mocha Overnight Oats.
This breakfast is Peppermint Mocha meets rich chocolate, meets your favorite breakfast all in a convenient make-ahead package. I recommend making a big batch and saving the leftovers for your breakfasts throughout the week. That way you can enjoy blissful chocolate coffee peppermint infused dessert for breakfast throughout the week with no cooking in the morning.
Before you start thinking that this breakfast situation is too good to be true, lets take a moment to look at just what makes it such a great choice for morning-long energy.
The base of these overnight oats, is, oats and chia seeds. Oats are full of fiber that can keep you full for hours while stabilizing your blood sugar which can prevent a mid-morning crash. This staple breakfast grain can lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Chia seeds are the new kid on the block in terms of health food. Tiny little chia seeds are packed with protein and healthy fats which make them a great addition to our breakfast table.
Coffee has a bad wrap, and sometimes it deserves it. A cup of coffee can improve energy, enhances brain function, and is full of antioxidants. However, in a sugar and dairy packed latte, the bad for you outweighs the good. This recipe uses black coffee for all its benefits, and then doctors it up with natural sugars and fats that you can feel good about.
Lastly, chocolate is a breakfast superfood. Much like coffee, when sweetened to much it is no longer beneficial, but when consumed in whole form, like in this recipe, it is a food you can feel good about eating. It is full of vital antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Now that we can consciously eat dessert for breakfast, here are some tips to make it perfect: