What if you could eat a caramel macchiato? These creamy caramel macchiato overnight oats taste just like your favorite breakfast latte. A good dose of caffeine, some milk and caramel, soaked into rolled oats overnight then drizzled in even more homemade caramel sauce. These overnight oats are your morning coffee and breakfast rolled into one.
Overnight oats have always been a classic breakfast go-to, but even more essential is a morning coffee. These overnight oats are really the perfect combo of both. They are easy to prepare in advance for mornings when you just don’t have time or energy to make yourself breakfast, let alone a fancy coffee drink.
I have so many favorite overnight oats recipes including these Chocolate Pomegranate Overnight Oats and these Maple Raspberry Overnight Oats. I often make whichever recipe I happen to have the ingredients on hand for.
- Coffee — Use your favorite type of coffee. The coffee flavor comes through strongly so don’t skimp out on quality coffee here. You can make a large batch if you want to prepare multiple caramel macchiato overnight oats for the week.
- Milk — I use regular milk for this recipe because that is my preference, but you can substitute this for any type of milk you like (such as almond milk). Note that the flavor of the milk you choose will alter the taste slightly.
- Rolled Oats — These are the best type of oats to use for overnight oats.
- Caramel Sauce — This homemade version is made with sugar, butter and cream. It is really easy to make, but if you prefer, you can use a store bought caramel sauce instead.
How to make the caramel sauce:
Heat the granulated sugar on a saucepan over medium to high heat until the sugar melts into a brown goopy liquid. Stir occasionally to avoid the sugar from burning. Then, turn the heat down very slightly, add the butter and mix until melted. Remove the saucepan from the stove and immediately add the cream. Mix until dissolved into a creamy caramel sauce. Let the sauce cool to room temperature before using in these macchiato overnight oats.
The recipe for this caramel syrup will make more than needed for just just one serving of macchiato oats. However, you can use the extras for many purposes such as in this Billy Miner Pie Recipe, over ice cream, pancakes, or your coffee. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.Print