Banana bread overnight oats are a delicious and nutritious breakfast made in minutes. If you love banana bread, these banana bread overnight oats are a must-try! You can uplevel your overnight oats by giving them the delicious flavors of banana bread. They are made with a ripe, sweet banana and we added cinnamon and nutmeg for flavor. I love meal-prepping them at night so they are ready to go first thing in the morning.
Why You Will Love Banana Bread Overnight Oats
- These overnight oats have the delicious flavors of banana bread!
- You taste the sweet banana flavor in each bite.
- Banana overnight oats are a healthy breakfast.
- The cinnamon and nutmeg add to the delicious flavor.
What Are Banana Bread Overnight Oats?
Banana bread overnight oats are packed with banana flavor. We added cinnamon and nutmeg for more banana bread flavor. This is an easy no-bake recipe with the flavors of banana bread, in the form of overnight oats!
Ingredients Needed And Substitutions
- Banana: For each serving of overnight oats, you will need one medium-sized ripe banana.
- Oats: Use old-fashioned rolled oats to make overnight oats. Steel-cut oats and quick oats will not work.
- Milk: You can use your milk or non-dairy milk of choice. Some great options are 2%, 1%, and non-fat milk. Or, for a non-dairy option, use almond milk or oat milk. We used unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
- Yogurt: Use 0-fat Greek yogurt or whipped cottage cheese. This increases the volume of these overnight oats and adds protein.
- Sweetener: Use maple syrup, honey, a sugar substitute, or your sweetener of choice.
- Vanilla: A splash of vanilla extract adds flavor.
- Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon adds flavor.
- Nutmeg: A pinch of nutmeg to enhance the flavors.
- Salt: Add a pinch of salt.
- Chia Seeds: We love adding chia seeds as they are nutritious. They are a great source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Walnuts: As an optional topping, add some chopped walnuts on top when you are ready to enjoy.
How To Make Banana Bread Overnight Oats
First, peel the banana and add it to the airtight jar you will be using. Then, mash the banana with a fork.
Next, add the rolled oats, milk, 0-fat Greek yogurt, sweetener, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and chia seeds to the jar.
After that, thoroughly mix the ingredients. Then, secure the lid on the jar and place the overnight oats in the refrigerator.
Refrigerate overnight and top with chopped walnuts or your favorite optional toppings when you are ready to enjoy!
How To Serve Overnight Oats
Once these overnight oats have refrigerated overnight and you are ready to enjoy them, stir them. Then, add your optional favorite toppings and enjoy. We love adding some sliced banana and chopped walnuts before serving.
Optional Toppings For Overnight Oats
These banana overnight oats are delicious as is or with some additional toppings. Here are some great topping ideas:
- Sliced banana
- Chopped walnuts
- Chopped pecans
- Shredded coconut flakes
- Mini chocolate chips
- Whipped cream
Tips For Making Banana Bread Overnight Oats
Use A Ripe Banana
It is important to use a ripe banana when making this recipe. Ripe bananas will provide the best flavor and sweetness.
Assemble In A Jar
Assemble overnight oats in an airtight container or jar. These mason jars would work great! Just make sure to secure the lid on the jar when you are done making them and place them in the refrigerator.
How To Store
Store overnight oats in the airtight jars you made them in. Place the jars in the refrigerator and leave them overnight or until you are ready to enjoy. They are best enjoyed within 1-2 days of making them.
Banana Bread Overnight Oats Variations
- Make This Recipe Gluten-Free: To make these overnight oats gluten-free, use certified gluten-free rolled oats.
- Vegan Overnight Oats: To make these overnight oats vegan, use non-dairy milk and vegan yogurt.
- Make More Servings: Make as many individual servings of overnight oats with this recipe as you would like. Just be sure to enjoy these overnight oats within 1-2 days and store them in the refrigerator.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Oats Do I Use?
Overnight oats must be made with old-fashioned rolled oats. Steel-cut oats will not work and quick oats are not recommended. Rolled oats are the perfect size to absorb the liquid and create a great texture.
Do I Have To Mash The Banana?
Mash the banana for this recipe to ensure you get banana flavor throughout. You can even add some sliced banana on top when you are ready to enjoy these overnight oats.
How Ripe Should The Banana Be?
Make sure to use a ripe banana for this recipe. Ripe spotty bananas are sweeter and will add the best flavor to these overnight oats.
Do You Eat Overnight Oats Hot Or Cold?
You can eat overnight oats hot or cold! Eating them cold out of the refrigerator is refreshing and how I usually enjoy them. If you like to warm up the overnight oats, you can put them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds at a time until the desired temperature is reached. Just make sure the overnight oats are in a microwave-safe container.
Are Banana Bread Overnight Oats Healthy?
Yes, these banana overnight oats are healthy! They are made with simple ingredients such as a ripe banana, rolled oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, and chia seeds. These overnight oats are a flavorful and nutritious breakfast.
Are Overnight Oats Gluten-Free?
These overnight oats are naturally gluten-free. Just make sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats when making this recipe.
More Recipes To Try Next!
- Healthy Banana Bread
- Banana Bread Baked Oats
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Banana Cream Pie
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Banana Pancakes With Oats
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1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories314
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.7g 0%
- Cholesterol 3mg 1%
- Sodium 232mg 10%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 7.9g 29%
- Sugars 17.4g
- Protein 12.8g 24%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.