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Banana Bread Overnight Oats
March 9, 2016 | Home >Healthy Kids >Banana Bread Overnight Oats

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

Banana bread inspired overnight oats are quick to whip up for a great breakfast or snack on-the-go!

Banana bread inspired overnight oats are quick to whip up for a great breakfast or snack on-the-go! www.superhealthykids.com

Hello there! It’s Amber, visiting from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! I’m here to share another tasty recipe with you all. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last couple months of getting back on track with my eating from all of the holiday indulgences, it’s that I need to be prepared or my healthy eating will fail.

I’ve been chopping vegetables on Sundays to use in veggie scrambled eggs for breakfasts. I make sure I’m stocked up on carrots and hummus for snacks, and lots of meat and veggies for lunches and dinners. It makes food choices SO much easier.

Banana bread inspired overnight oats are quick to whip up for a great breakfast or snack on-the-go! www.superhealthykids.com

Every now and then though, I like to indulge in a fruity (slightly sugary) breakfast and this Banana Bread Overnight Oats recipe is great for that. I’ve got protein with the chia seeds and Greek yogurt. Plus the oats are hearty and filling. I love that I can prep as many of these as I want for the week, and just pull them out of my refrigerator to take on-the-go.   Our favorite way to make and store these is in mason jars!  They are the perfect size for portions, and store really well in your fridge.

Banana bread inspired overnight oats are quick to whip up for a great breakfast or snack on-the-go! www.superhealthykids.com

My kids really enjoyed these, but they preferred granola instead of nuts mixed in. Picky stinkers! Haha. The awesome thing about most recipes, is that you can adapt them to you or your kids’ personal preferences. I like to make my overnight oats really thick, so I use less milk, but you can always add in more milk if you want a thinner mixture than my pictures suggest.

Banana bread inspired overnight oats are quick to whip up for a great breakfast or snack on-the-go! www.superhealthykids.com

The bananas totally sweeten these overnight oats, so there are no extra sweeteners needed. The cinnamon gives it a nice hint of spice, and the pecans and extra bananas on top are great to mix in to add texture in each bite. I typically eat my overnight oats cold, but if you warm it through, it smells absolutely heavenly. Mmm!

If you think this recipe is great, be sure to check out my other oat recipes!

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FOOD - Banana Bread Overnight Oats. Banana bread inspired overnight oats are quick to whip up for a great breakfast or snack on-the-go! http://www.superhealthykids.com/banana-bread-overnight-oats/

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

Banana Bread Overnight Oats
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 m

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 medium – banana
  • 2/3 cup – oats, dry
  • 1/2 cup – Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon – chia seeds
  • 2/3 cup – milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon – cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon – pecans, chopped

Directions

  1. Mash 1 banana with a fork in a large bowl. Add the oats, yogurt, chia seeds, milk, and cinnamon. Stir well.
  2. Pour mixture into two half-pint (1-cup) canning jars. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Cut half of a banana into slices and top each jar with some of the banana slices and 1 tablespoon of chopped pecans. Enjoy!
Yield: 2 (1-cup) servings

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 191 10%
  • Fat: 8 g 12%
  • Carb: 25 g 8%
  • Fiber: 5 g 20%
  • Protein: 7 g 14%
  • Sugar: 8 g
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Amber Brady

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Comments(4)
Maria says:

I don’t like Greek yogurt. Is regular yogurt ok to substitute?

Amber Brady says:

Hi Maria!
Yes, any yogurt will work. It might be slightly less thick, but that’s it. Enjoy! 🙂

Ja says:

I am new to this whole thing. Are dry oats different from rolled or instant oats. Can I used the quick cooking oats? And if yes, should the oats be cooked.
Sorry for the somewhat silly question. But really not sure if these overnight oats are cooked.
Thanks

You can use either oats, and they go in raw/uncooked. Overnight oats are different, where they soak up the liquid at night, and you eat them cold in the morning. You can heat them up in the microwave for a minute or so if you want to though.

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