This banana overnight oats recipe is an easy way to pack flavor and nutrition into every day!
It’s so easy to make a simple, healthy early morning breakfast for the whole family! Banana bread overnight oats are chock full of all kinds of vegan ingredients like bananas, flax seeds, almond milk, and pecans. Add in some peanut butter, chia seeds, strawberry, blueberry, or almond butter. Make it with chocolate syrup, almond milk, or even coconut milk! It looks so appetizing in a mason jar just like our pumpkin overnight oats or overnight steel cut oats.
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The best and most simple ratio of oats to a liquid (use milk, cream, or yogurt for the best flavor) keeps these oats fresh and creamy tasting from the time they’re prepped until the time they’re ready in the morning! This easy banana bread overnight oats recipe is so simple to make and even easier to eat!
What Are Overnight Oats?
Even easier than it sounds, overnight oats are basically quaker oats that are scooped into a container with other ingredients and held overnight in the refrigerator so that they are ready to eat first thing in the morning! We make some overnight oats with yogurt, or overnight oats topped with fruit, but this one uses almond milk for a great change!
They are eaten cold, but warming them up is great too!
Best Oats for Overnight Oats
The best oats for any overnight oats recipe will always be steel-cut or rolled oats because they are firmer and not as processed as instant oats. Rolled oats, otherwise known as old fashioned oats, give the best texture. Because overnight oats aren’t cooked, they retain more vitamins and that gives them a nutrition boost!
Are Overnight Oats Healthy?
Oatmeal is packed with complex B Vitamins and fiber plus enough healthy carbohydrates to keep everyone going until lunchtime! Overnight oats are the way to go!
How to Make Overnight Banana Oats
What’s so great about overnight oats is that they are made the night before and totally ready when everyone wakes up! Served up hot or cold, overnight oats are an easy, healthy way to start any day!
- Simply add all of the ingredients (in the recipe below) together and scoop into mason jars or other airtight containers.
Additions to Banana Overnight Oats
We love to add extra things to our overnight oats! Here’s a list of our favorites!
- Fruit like berries, (frozen or fresh) apples, or peaches
- Nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds), or even nut butter, for extra protein!
- Coconut (shredded or toasted)
- Chia or hemp seeds
- Oat or wheat bran
- Caramel or chocolate syrup, or even chocolate chips!
- Fruit jam or preserves
How Long Do Overnight Oats Last?
Overnight oats will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator, simply give them a stir (or shake the jar) and they are ready to eat again!
Banana Overnight Oats
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk substitute any milk
- 1 cup mashed banana (about 2-3 bananas)
- 2 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups old fashioned oats (rolled oats) (rolled oats)
- ¼ cup ground flax seeds
- 2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ - 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, divided
- ⅛ teaspoon salt optional
- bananas sliced, optional for serving
- In a large bowl, whisk together almond milk, mashed bananas, honey, and vanilla.
- Divide evenly between 6 containers. Top with remaining pecans. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with additional sliced banana if desired.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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