Banana Bread Overnight Oats

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I can’t believe it’s taken me until now to try overnight oats considering I eat oatmeal pretty much every morning. It’s perfect for anyone on-the-go and takes a few minutes to prepare. I usually make a big batch at the start of the week that lasts 3-4 days, but it can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. I’m a huge fan of banana bread but it’s not particularly a healthy breakfast option, so I’ve found this a great alternative.

Ingredients:

1 medium banana
1/3 cup rolled oats (my favourite)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Sweetener eg organic maple syrup, rice malt syrup, honey (I usually skip the sweetener since the bananas & dates give it enough sweetness)
Optional: walnuts/almonds, dates (I use 1-2 pitted dates and break it into small pieces) & blueberries

Directions:

Mash half of the banana in a jar, container, or bowl. Next, add the oats, yogurt, milk, chia seeds, cinnamon and stir to combine. Refrigerate overnight. The next morning, top with walnuts, dates & any additional toppings, as well as the remaining 1/2 banana.

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Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram (@thesundaychapter) if you decide to give it a go!

  • Looks so yummy hmmm got my mouth watering

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • It’s so delicious! Let me know if you ever decide to give it a go Candice :) x

  • I make a really similar recipe for breakfast quite often, and it tastes absolutely amazing!

    xx

    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

    • I’ve been obsessed! You really can’t go wrong with oats haha x

  • This sounds like the perfect breakfast, I’ll definitely be trying this! :) Thanks for sharing

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    • I hope you like it Ariadna! It’s one of my favourites :) x

  • This looks healthy yet delicious, so it sounds like the perfect breakfast!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

    • Definitely! So perfect for busy mornings too :) x

  • No way! It looks so easy to prepare, so healthy and so tasty!!! Thank you!!!

    https://pandaonavespa.wordpress.com/

    • No worries, Arianna! It’s super easy, & I really do hope you like it :) x

  • How have I never even heard of overnight oats?! This looks amazing and sounds even better, thanks for sharing!

    elwillmer.blogspot.co.uk
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    • Have you never?! Oh you definitely have to give it a try Ellie! :) x

  • Never heard of this before – will definitely be doing this tonight for tomorrow! Making me hungry thinking about it!!

    http://www.beckieeschle.com

    • I really hope you like it Beckie! :) x

  • It looks delicious! As a porridge maniac, I should give it a try!

    http://www.randomstein.com

    • From one porridge maniac to another, I think you’ll really like it haha! x

  • Eilidh

    100% trying this, sounds and looks so yummy!

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

    • Yay! It’s delicious – I hope you like it :) x

  • I go through big overnight oat phases where it’s all I eat for breakfast for months! So good. I love using chia seeds to gel the mixture together (though yogurt would serve a similar function).

    • I think I’m in one of those phases right now haha. Yes! I feel like it’s not the same without one of them :) x

  • Poshnessary

    Sounds amazing! we always only did milk + oats + sweetener – just because its super low in calorie. your recipe sounds amazing! Great idea with the chia seeds.

    http://poshnessary.com

    • Adding a tablespoon or two of low-fat greek yogurt (I use Chobani) adds hardly any calories, but elevates the texture & taste :) Definitely give it a try! x

      • Poshnessary

        your so right – actually super low. I defiantly will xoxo

  • That looks delicious, great Autumn recipe! Will have to give it a try.

    – Lubna | The Digital Review

    • Thank you Lubna! It’s actually Spring down here :) x

  • not gonna lie, this looks so freaking amazing. Thanks for such an awesome recipe!

    Love,
    Hannie Arden from Missing Wanderer.

    • Thanks Hannie! Banana bread + oats = life haha :) x

  • Dara

    This looks great, I eat porridge oats most mornings but have also never tried overnight oats. Will definitely give this a go. https://champagneinateacup.wordpress.com/

    • Really?! I’m surprised how many people haven’t. Let me know if you ever do Dara! :) X

  • Megan Roisin

    Reading this made me hungry, I love banana bread!
    Megan x
    London Callings

  • These sound incredible — I’m always looking for new overnight oat recipes after trying Madeleine Shaw’s bircher muesli (that’s another great one)! Xx