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!

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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!

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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!

  1. Simply add all of the ingredients (in the recipe below) together and scoop into mason jars or other airtight containers.

I love using mason jars with my favorite mason jar caps. Plastic containers are a great choice for breakfast on the go for the little ones.

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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
  • Nutella

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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!

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Banana Overnight Oats

These Banana Overnight Oats are easy to prep and easy to eat, making them the perfect breakfast or snack!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Candace

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, whisk together almond milk, mashed bananas, honey, and vanilla.
  • Add oats, flax seeds, cinnamon, half of the pecans, and salt if using and mix to combine.
  • Divide evenly between 6 containers. Top with remaining pecans. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with additional sliced banana if desired.

Notes

Leftovers will last for 5 days in the fridge.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 275 | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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    1. These oats are not cooked Deb. They sit overnight and that softens them. You could heat them in the microwave in the morning if you’d like to eat the oats warm. Enjoy!