Love coffee? You’ll love this vegan coffee oatmeal made with chia seeds, coffee and vegan protein powder. These oats can be made as hot stovetop oatmeal or overnight oats.

Bowl of vegan mocha protein oatmeal with banana and cashew butter.

Overnight Oats Method

To make these as overnight oats, add everything to a container and mix well, making sure it’s well combined and the chia seeds are all mixed in. Place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, enjoy cold with your favourite toppings.

Stovetop Method

To make these stovetop, simply add everything to a saucepan, cook until thick and enjoy! I like to use rolled oats for their thick, chewy texture but you can use quick or minute oats to reduce the cooking time.

Saucepan with coffee, oats and vegan protein powder in it.

This quick stovetop oatmeal recipe features hearty rolled oats, vegan protein powder, coffee and almond milk cooked up to thick and creamy perfection. Enjoy as is or top with fruit, nut butter and chocolate chips for a treat.

Topping Ideas

Here are some delicious topping ideas to take these to the next level:

  • chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • sliced banana
  • sliced strawberries
  • shredded coconut
  • nut butter or tahini
Bowl of mocha oatmeal with banana.

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Bowl of vegan mocha protein oatmeal with banana and cashew butter.

Mocha Protein Oatmeal

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  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 7 mins
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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These mocha protein oats are for coffee-lovers! Save a cup of your new brew and make a bowl of this delicious, high-protein oatmeal.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (50 g)
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop chocolate vegan protein powder (30 g, or vanilla protein plus 2 tsp cacao powder)
  • 12 tbsp sweetener of choice, optional 


  1. To make on the stove top, add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes. Stirring often. Remove from heat and let sit to thicken for a few more minutes.
  2. To make as overnight oats, add all of the ingredients to a container and mix well ensuring there are no clumps of chia seeds remaining. Store covered in the fridge overnight and enjoy.
  3. Once it’s cooked, scoop into a bowl, add any toppings you like and enjoy!


For additional sweetness, add 1-2 amount of stevia, Lakanto monk fruit sweetener or maple syrup to taste. This will depend on the sweetness of your protein powder.

Topping Ideas: Drizzle of additional plant-based milk, nut butter or tahini, drizzle of maple syrup, cacao nibs or non-dairy chocolate chips, sliced banana, sliced strawberries, shredded coconut.


  • Serving Size: 1 batch
  • Calories: 355
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43 g
  • Fiber: 12 g
  • Protein: 28 g