Saturday, February 27, 2016

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

I am not a huge fan of bananas.

Never really have been.  However, there are a few exceptions!  I love banana bread, and banana cake. So basically, I like it when my bananas are mashed and mixed with sugar...yep!

There's just something so warm, comforting, and special about a moist slice of freshly baked banana bread.  So when we ended up with a couple overripe bananas this week, I knew I had to do something with them.  But since I am trying to watch my sugar intake, I knew that banana bread was out of the question.

So I decided to make these banana bread overnight oats instead!  I used just the natural sweetness of the bananas to sweeten the oats, but you can add up to a tablespoon of honey to the batch if it's not to your liking.  I love the taste of these, and it makes me feel like I am indulging for breakfast, even though I am not.  Adding a tablespoon of walnuts also adds a nice crunch to my morning portion as well!

Banana Bread Overnight Oats


2 ripe bananas (mashed)
2 c. oats
1 c. milk
1/2 c. plan yogurt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbs honey (optional)
1 Tbs chopped walnuts (at time of serving; optional)


In a large jar or container with a lid, combine the bananas, milk, yogurt, cinnamon, honey (if desired) and vanilla, and mix until combined.  Add the oats, and mix thoroughly.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, portion out the oats, add the walnuts, and eat!


1 comment:

  1. Oats being my favorites, I am totally drooling over this recipe. Banana, not only a source of potassium when combined with oats will give you energy boaster for the whole hectic day.