Banana Bread Overnight Oats

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These Banana Bread Overnight Oats have all the flavors of banana bread in a bowl. Make this easy, quick, healthy, and super delicious make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings.

Here are some more overnight oats recipes for you to try: Mango Overnight Oats, Maple Brown Sugar Overnight Oats, Nutella Overnight Oats, and Biscoff Overnight Oats.

Banana bread overnight oats served in a bowl.
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About Banana Bread Overnight Oats

With my busy schedule, I always look for healthy, delicious, and easy breakfast recipes that keep me full for a long time. Overnight oats fit the bill perfectly, and I keep experimenting with many flavors.

Banana Bread Overnight Oats is a variation of overnight oats that tastes like banana bread served in a bowl, no kidding!

Loaded with banana bread flavors, these come together in just 5 minutes of active working time. What do I love even more? You can meal-prep them for the entire week. Make them the night before, and you will have breakfast ready in the morning.

You can have them for breakfast and whenever hunger strikes, as a snack between meals, after a workout, or even as a dessert after a meal.

These oats are also highly customizable. With a few alterations, you can make them vegan and dairy-free. You can also adjust the sweetener and change the toppings.

Ingredients

Banana – This is a great recipe for using overripe bananas. In fact, it tastes better with them as they are super sweet. They also help to naturally sweeten the dish.

Rolled Oats (Old-Fashioned Oats) are best for overnight oats. They do not become mushy after soaking yet absorb all the flavors.

Milk and Plain Yogurt – Milk and yogurt add creaminess to the overnight oats. You can use dairy-free milk and yogurt for a vegan version.

Honey – Add some honey to add a little hint of sweetness. To make this vegan, you can also use maple syrup or sugar. You can also use sugar-free options like monk fruit or stevia.

Vanilla Extract – Opt for a good-quality vanilla extract, as it makes a difference. You can also replace it with almond extract to change the flavor.

Cinnamon – Bananas and cinnamon are a match made in heaven. You can also try other spices, like ground cardamom or nutmeg.

Walnuts – Walnuts add a lovely crunch to the oats. You can replace them with toasted almonds or pecans.

How To Make Banana Bread Oats

Combine the following ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 large banana (mashed)
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon chopped toasted walnuts
All the ingredients added to a bowl.
Mixed well.

Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate the mixture overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Bowl covered with a lid.
Soaked oats.

If the mixture is too thick, add more milk. Check for sweetness and add more honey if needed.

Adding some more milk to the oats.

Transfer in serving bowls and garnish with banana slices, ground cinnamon, and chopped walnuts. Serve chilled.

Ready banana bread overnight oats.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make vegan banana overnight oats?

To make it vegan, you can use coconut, soy, or almond milk instead of regular milk. You can also opt for vegan yogurts like coconut or soy yogurt. Instead of honey, use maple syrup.

How long should you soak the overnight oats?

Ideally, 7-8 hours of soaking is best, but if you are in a rush, you can soak the oats for 3-4 hours minimum. They will be a little liquid and not as soft as overnight oats, but they’ll still be delicious.

How long can you store overnight oats?

These oats stay good in the refrigerator for 4-5 days, making them a great meal prep option.

Topping Ideas

You can serve overnight banana bread oats as they are or topped with freshly chopped fruits such as bananas, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, dragon fruit, papaya, kiwi, or any other fruit you prefer.

You can also sprinkle some toasted chopped nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, raisins, pistachios, or pecans, or seeds, such as pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, etc., on top.

Nut butter like peanut butter, almond butter, or pistachio butter also makes a great topping.

Want to add some more crunch? Top it with granola, chocolate chips, or coconut flakes.

You can also sprinkle a little cocoa powder, instant coffee powder, or ground cinnamon on top for an added flavor.

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These Banana Bread Overnight Oats have all the flavors of banana bread served up in a bowl. Make this easy, quick, healthy, and super delicious make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings (gluten-free, can be easily made vegan).
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Banana Bread Overnight Oats Recipe

These Banana Bread Oats have all the flavors of banana bread served up in a bowl. Make this easy, quick, healthy, and super delicious make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings.
Cook: 5 minutes
Soaking Time: 10 hours
Total: 10 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 large overripe banana (mashed)
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk (plus some more if needed)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts
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Instructions 

  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate the mixture overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  • Add some more milk if the mixture is too thick. Check for sweetness and add more honey if needed.
  • Transfer in serving bowls and garnish with banana slices, ground cinnamon, and chopped walnuts. Serve chilled.

Notes

To make it vegan, you can use coconut, soy, or almond milk instead of regular milk. You can also opt for vegan yogurts like coconut or soy yogurt. Instead of honey, use maple syrup.
You can serve overnight banana bread oats as they are or topped with freshly chopped fruits such as bananas, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, dragon fruit, papaya, kiwi, or any other fruit that you prefer.
You can also sprinkle some toasted chopped nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, raisins, pistachios, or pecans, or seeds, such as pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, etc., on top.
Nut butter like peanut butter, almond butter, or pistachio butter also makes a great topping.
Want to add some more crunch? Top it with granola, chocolate chips, or coconut flakes.
You can also sprinkle a little cocoa powder, instant coffee powder, or ground cinnamon on top for an added flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 29mg, Potassium: 377mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 118IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 87mg, Iron: 1mg
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