This easy recipe for Overnight Oats with Banana and Chocolate make mornings tasty + fast. They're naturally sweetened but taste like dessert!
Oats are my favorite breakfast food. I eat them nearly every single day. They are hearty, filling and they are a blank canvas for any flavor. And I love that I can eat them hot or cold depending on my mood (and the weather). Even though it's still chilly in the mornings, I've been gravitating toward overnight oats lately. They are so easy, especially on weekday mornings when I have to wake up and get out of the house. And these Overnight Oats with Banana and Chocolate have been making my mornings feel *extra* special lately.
How to Make Overnight Oats
The method for these oats is so simple! First, add the dry ingredients into a jar. Like oats, chia seeds, or flax seeds. Then, add the liquid ingredients. Typically this would be a plant based milk and sweetener of some sort. Finally, shake or stir and place in the refrigerator overnight. Then, when you wake up in the morning breakfast is ready to go. So simple. And these Overnight Oats with Banana and Chocolate are the best breakfast to wake up to.
The flavor combos of overnight oats are also endless. I actually think they are more versatile flavor-wise. Thats just personal preference though. The thought of putting tropical fruit like papaya and pineapple on hot oats is not my jam.
These oats in particular have banana, chocolate and peanut butter to flavor them, which makes them super tasty! And they are naturally sweetened with ripe banana. I love using banana to sweeten oats. I love the flavor it lends, and its nice to start my day with a more wholesome form of sweetness. If you don't like bananas, I have another easy overnight oats recipe: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Overnight Oats!
What Kind of Oats Should You Use?
For overnight oats, I prefer rolled oats. Really, I prefer rolled oats for nearly everything. But, you can use quick oats, too if that is your preference. Just no instant oats. They are too fine. And as a note, if you're only going to have one variety of oats on hand, make them rolled oats! They are the most versatile by far.
I like to top my oats with extra banana, a dollop of peanut butter and cacao nibs. But, make these super tasty Overnight Oats with Banana and Chocolate your own. Top them with anything you like, or nothing at all.
Overnight Oats with Banana and Chocolate
- Mason Jar
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats you can sub quick oats here
- 1 Medium Ripe Banana
- 1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
- 2 tablespoon Peanut Butter
- 1 Cup Plant Milk of Choice I used So Delicious coconut milk
- Toppings of choice: banana slices, peanut butter, cacao nibs, etc.
- Into a container that has a lid add oats cocoa powder and banana. Mash the banana into the oats until its well mashed.
- Next, add the peanut butter and mix well.
- Finally add the plant milk and mix.
- Place the lid on the container and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, scoop into bowls and add any additional toppings like banana slices, extra dollops of peanut butter and cacao nibs.
Let me know how you like this recipe and if there is anything you'd like to see me make next.