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!