If you love Starbucks’ Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso, you are going to love these overnight oats! They’re made with espresso, chia seeds, almond milk, and brown sugar.

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Brown Sugar Shake Espresso + Overnight Oats = Love

When we posted our Starbucks’ Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso recipe, it went completely viral and you folks fell in love immediately. We knew we had to create a breakfast recipe inspired by this delicious drink and here it is.

This overnight oats recipe combines the flavors of brown sugar and espresso to give you one delicious breakfast that’s packed with whole grains and also gives you a nice wake-up call from a shot of espresso!

PS: if you love coffee overnight oats, you’ll absolutely love these mocha overnight oats.

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Try it!

Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso

This Copycat Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso is so simple to make in your own kitchen and is that morning kick you didn’t know you needed!

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What You Need – Simple Ingredients

  • Rolled Oats – feel free to use either rolled oats or quick-cooking. We prefer the texture of rolled oats, though.
  • Brown Sugar – brown sugar is used as the sweetener.
  • Chia Seedschia seeds are a classic overnight oats ingredient. They add volume and healthy fats.
  • Almond Milk – almond milk is used as the main liquid in this recipe.
  • Espresso – we are using an espresso concentrate, but you’re more than welcome to use freshly brewed espresso. cold brew concentrate, or strong coffee.
  • Almond Milk – we use unsweetened almond milk in this recipe, but any kind of milk works.

Can I use quick-cooking oats instead?

Quick-cooking oats definitely work for this recipe. We don’t recommend using steel-cut oats, however.

Can I use a different kind of milk?

Any kind of milk works for this recipe.

Sweetener swaps

Looking to use a different sweetener? Go for it! Try swapping any of the following 1:1:

  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • white sugar
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Super Simple Instructions for Coffee Overnight Oats

  1. Dry: place ingredients into a medium container and mix.
  2. Wet: add wet ingredients into the container.
  3. Mix: mix to combine.
  4. Soak: place the lid on top of the container and transfer it into the frigdge to soak for at least 2 hours or overnight (preferred!).
  5. Eat: eat overnightoats cold with your favorite toppings on top.
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Can I double this recipe?

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for meal-prep purposes. Use the ingredient multiplier in our recipe card.

Should I eat this hot or cold?

Overnight oats are meant to be eaten cold, but lots of people like to warm them up. Feel free to eat them cold or warm them in the microwave for 60-90 seconds.

Topping Ideas

Every overnight oats recipe deserves to be topped with delicious toppings. Here are some ideas:

  • Brown sugar
  • Chia seeds
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Almond Butter
  • Hot coffee
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Storage Tips

Meal-Prep: We like to store single servings of this recipe in jars or meal prep containers for an easy grab-and-go breakfast. However, you can also make it in one large container and store it like that.

How long does it last? Brown sugar shaken espresso overnight oats will last up to 5 days in the fridge.

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Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso Overnight Oats

Coffee overnight oats kill two birds one stone! Get your oats and caffeine in with this Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso Overnight Oats recipe!

Prep: 2 hoursCook: 0 minutesTotal: 2 hours

Fat 5

Carbs 29

Protein 4

Yield 2 1x


  1. Add the brown sugar, rolled oats, chia seeds, and salt to a meal prep container and stir the ingredients together. 
  2. Pour the espresso, almond milk and simple syrup over the oats and mix until combined. 
  3. Cover and place the oats into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to overnight. 
  4. Option to add more almond milk before serving or eat as-is.

Tips & Notes

  • Add a few more tablespoons of almond milk to the oats if you like more of a soupy overnight oat. 
  • We used chameleon espresso concentrate but feel free to use freshly brewed espresso, cold brew concentrate, or strong coffee.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2
Calories: 171
Sugar: 13
Fat: 5
Carbohydrates: 29
Fiber: 5
Protein: 4

Author: Lee FunkeCategory: BreakfastMethod: No-BakeCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: coffee overnight oats


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