If you appreciate having a “ready to eat breakfast” waiting for you when you stumble sleepy-eyed into the kitchen in the morning, you will enjoy the convenience of Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats! Simply make them before you go to bed, and BOOM… they will be ready and waiting for you… thick, creamy and delicious in the morning!
I’ve made overnight oats many times, and really do like the convenience of this filling, delicious breakfast item! Besides this recipe you might enjoy my other recipes for Overnight Banana Coconut Oats or Strawberry Coconut Overnight Oats!
Here are the cast of characters for this flavorful version: old fashioned oats, cocoa powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, vanilla extract, lite coconut milk, a banana, and pure maple syrup (this is optional for an additional sweetener). It only takes a couple of minutes to mix everything together, and then all you will need to do is cover and refrigerate them overnight, to enjoy them the next morning!
The recipe, as written below, below makes 1 serving. I doubled the recipe to have two of these pint jars of creamy oats ready to eat, so my photos reflect that. These yummy overnight oats are so easy to make!
Begin by adding all ingredients, except for banana and maple syrup to jar. You will need to give the ingredients a good stir, to fully mix them together. Once mixed, add banana slices. Drizzle with maple syrup, if using (maple syrup is optional; use only if a sweeter taste is desired).
Once ALL ingredients were mixed in, I added a tiny bit more coconut milk (about a Tablespoon) to loosen up the oats a bit, then gave it another good stir. The mixture came right up to the top of the cute little pint jars!
The containers were then covered tightly with plastic wrap, and placed in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, the oats had firmed up quite a bit (almost to a pudding consistency) by the time I was ready to eat! If desired, garnish each jar with a couple fresh slices of banana, then dig in and enjoy this simple, yet filling breakfast!
That’s how easy it is to make this simple treat for a scrumptious, quick and convenient breakfast. The jars will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days after making them, so you can make several jars ahead of time to conveniently grab when you are hungry! Sure hope you will consider trying these Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats! They’re really good!
Have a wonderful day, friends. Make it a GOOD one!
Recipe Source: https://www.organizeyourselfskinny.com/2015/07/02/banana-chocolate-overnight-oats/
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 Tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup lite coconut milk , unsweetened
- 1/2 banana , peeled/chopped
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (OPTIONAL) , plus more if desired
Place all ingredients, except for banana and maple syrup into pint sized jar or container. Give the ingredients a good stir, to fully mix together.
Once mixed together, add banana slices. Drizzle with maple syrup, if using, (maple syrup is optional, use if a sweeter taste is desired) to jars. Stir. Once ALL ingredients are mixed together, add additional milk (if desired) to loosen up the oats a bit, then stir well, to blend.
Cover jars with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, garnish with additional banana slices (if desired). Oats will keep for 2-3 days when stored tightly covered in refrigerator.
Maple syrup is optional, if a sweeter taste is desired. It is not calculated in the caloric count.
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