The Best Banana Overnight Oats

The Best Banana Overnight Oats

These delicious and creamy banana overnight oats are easy to make and a wholly satisfying breakfast, brunch or snack. With minimal prep, just stir the healthy ingredients together and enjoy the next day or a couple of hours later!

banana overnight oats without yogurt

Overnight oats have always been a hit for me. Being a nurse and working shifts, I would never be hungry enough for breakfast during those very early 5am wakes to travel across London and get to work.

However I would always be prepared for when hunger struck just before handover or on the journey in on the train. I would always have a little tub or jar of overnight oats to keep me sustained for the first half of the day for brunch.

I would always be so delighted to tuck in, especially when it had all of my favourite additions like maple syrup, blueberries and almond butter.

Overnight oatmeal is easy make, highly nutritious and so satisfying. This overnight oats recipe will have you hooked.

banana overnight oats vegan

Allergy Friendly Overnight Oats

So we all know allergies and food intolerances on the rise. I for one know if this first hand with my kid who has multiple allergies. There are various ways you can adapt this recipe to make it suitable.

Make it gluten free – use gluten free Rolled Oats. Oats are by nature gluten free however often at risk of cross contamination due to processing methods. Make it with a soya, nut, coconut or rice plant based milk.

Make it soy free – simply follow the recipe and use a soy free milk such as oat milk, nut milk, coconut milk etc.

Make it nut free – use a nut free plant based milk and top with seeds or a toasty seed butter instead of nut butter to boost protein content.

Be sure to check out our 70+ vegan banana recipes.

How to make overnight oats

  • Mash 1/2 a banana in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of your chosen plant based milk
  • Stir in the cinnamon, chia seeds, rolled oats and maple syrup if you are using, depending on how sweet you like
  • Cover Rolled Oats and place in the fridge overnight – or for up to 2 hours to ensure everything is soaked through
  • Remove from fridge when ready, unstick with a spoon by stirring – if you prefer add a little more milk.
  • Top with your favourite toppings such as chopped banana, chocolate chips, peanut butter, pumpkin seed butter, almond butter, seeds or berries – or a combination of your favourite ones!

I really love the warming cinnamon in this banana cinnamon overnight oats recipe, especially in winter, but this is totally optional too depending on your preference.

banana bread overnight oats

You even sub out a portion of the plant based milk and try our creamy Homemade Vegan Soy Greek Yogurt Recipe. It will make these banana overnight oats super creamy too!

Yield: 1 portion

Banana Overnight Oats

banana oats overnight

These delicious and creamy banana overnight oats are easy to make and a wholly satisfying breakfast, brunch or snack. With minimal prep, just stir the healthy ingredients together and enjoy the next day or a couple of hours later!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plant based milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

To Top (all optional)

  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 chopped banana
  • 1 tbsp defrosted raspberries

Instructions

  1. Mash 1/2 a banana in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of your chosen plant based milk
  2. Stir in the cinnamon, chia seeds, rolled oats and maple syrup if you are using
  3. Cover oats and place in the fridge overnight - or for up to 2 hours to ensure everything is soaled through
  4. Remove from fridge when ready, unstick with a spoon by stirring - if you prefer add a little more milk
  5. Top with your favourite toppings such as chopped banana, almond butter, seeds and berries

Notes

1) Choose gluten free rolled oats if needed

2) Make these in a jar or tupperware if it is a take out of home meal!

3) The maple syrup is totally optional as the mashed banana is already sweet.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 13gSugar: 20gProtein: 15g

this is an estimate

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1 thought on “The Best Banana Overnight Oats”

  • Overnight oats are great and this recipe sounds delicious I will have to try it. Thank you for sharing. I don’t envy your 5 am start to travel to work that must have been hard.
    Cheryl

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