Banana Overnight Oats
Start your morning off right with a cup of banana overnight oats! These overnight breakfast oats are packed with more than 8 grams of fibre and 14 grams of protein per serving for a healthy and nourishing breakfast.
Healthy banana overnight oats
Overnight oats have become such a popular breakfast and for good reason! Not only are they delicious, but they make a filling healthy breakfast that is prepared in advance and can easily be taken on the go.
These overnight oats are prepared the night before and made with mashed or chopped bananas for an oatmeal breakfast that tastes just like banana bread! I love topping these oats off with some additional sliced bananas, coconut, yogurt or chocolate chips.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Tastes like banana bread. If you love banana bread then you’ll love banana overnight oats! They really taste just like a delicious slice of banana bread.
- Easy morning breakfast. Since these oats are prepared the night before, they make for an easy grab-and-go breakfast with no prep and clean up in the morning!
- High in protein and fibre. Each serving of these overnight oats is packed with 8 grams of fibre and 14 grams of protein per serving to keep you feeling full all morning.
Banana overnight oats ingredients
- Oats: you can use rolled oats or quick oats in this recipe. I recommend rolled oats for a chewy and delicious texture.
- Chia seeds: Chia seeds are packed with nutritional benefits and will also help to thicken the overnight oats.
- Salt: just a pinch to balance out the sweetness of the oats.
- Nutmeg: this is the secret ingredient that makes the oats taste just like banana bread!
- Banana: you can use whatever ripeness of banana you like and either mash or chop the banana.
- Yogurt: I like to use Greek yogurt, but any type of yogurt you like will work. I recommend sticking with unsweetened plain yogurt.
- Milk: I use almond milk in this recipe. Use any type of milk you love.
- Honey: to sweeten. Substitute with maple syrup for a vegan version.
- Vanilla: for flavour.
How to make banana overnight oats
Add all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl, followed by all the wet ingredients. You can also make this recipe directly in a jar if you prefer.
Mix everything together to combine, then cover the bowl and place it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
In the morning, the oats will have thickened as pictured below. You can enjoy the banana overnight oats on their own or add your favourite toppings.
- Make it high in protein: Add a scoop of your favourite protein powder to the oats for an extra protein boost.
- Make it banana peanut butter overnight oats: Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to the recipe and top with an extra drizzle of peanut butter when serving.
- Make it chocolate banana overnight oats: try adding 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the oats for a chocolatey version!
Overnight oats toppings
There are so many different delicious toppings you can try when it comes to overnight oats! Here are a few of my favourites that would pair well with these oats.
- Sliced bananas
- Coconut flakes or shredded coconut
- Cacao nibs
- Chocolate chips
- Peanut butter or almond butter
- Strawberry jam
- Peanut butter granola
How to store
Store these banana overnight oats sealed in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up to 2 days. Since these oats are made with fresh bananas, they don’t last quite as long as plain overnight oats do.
Expert tips for making overnight oats
- Use rolled oats for the best texture. This will give you delicious chewy overnight oats. You can also use quick oats for a softer texture.
- Use a banana of your desired ripeness. I like my bananas yellow without brown spots on them. Unlike making baked goods with bananas, overnight oats don’t require overripe bananas.
- Add more liquid if needed. If you find your oats are too thick in the morning, add an extra splash of almond milk and mix them together.
- Add any mix-ins you love. Try adding chopped walnuts, chocolate chips or any other mix-ins you like!
Banana overnight oats FAQ
Each serving of these banana overnight oats has 325 calories.
Banana overnight oats will last for 2 days in the fridge. Because they are made with fresh bananas, they don’t last as long as plain overnight oats.
Overnight oats are generally eaten cold, but if you prefer them warm you can warm them up on the stovetop or in the microwave.
I like to use almond milk in this overnight oats recipe. For a richer and creamier option, you can use coconut milk.
Yes! Just use maple syrup instead of honey and your favourite plain vegan yogurt.
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Banana overnight oats are perfect for a healthy breakfast and taste like banana bread!
- Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl or large jar and mix together to combine.
- Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
- Enjoy in the morning with sliced bananas or any toppings you love.
- Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
- Calories: 325
- Sugar: 18g
- Fat: 5g
- Carbohydrates: 55g
- Fiber: 8.7g
- Protein: 14g
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