Dessert for breakfast? Healthy overnight oats with chocolate, banana and good for you ingredients. Easy to make and great for meal-prep.
I know you’re an oatmeal person like me. Don’t we all love the variety this nutritious grain offers? And if you can have dessert for breakfast I say BRING IT ON,BABY!
I dressed this baby with
- chocolate – the mother of all yumminess
- banana- sweetness, fiber, your 1 of 5 daily fruit and veg portions-need I say more?
- chia seeds- omega 3 fatty acids without the fishy taste
- almond butter- good fats
I combined all this goodness in a superfood overnight oats recipe for you because I LOVE YOU ALL! You’re welcome!
Why I love overnight oats
- They are healthy. I listed all the benefits of the ingredients above.
- Easy to make. With a new baby in tow and two more kids I want my meals as easy and quick as possible.
- Fast. You literally need just 5 minutes to put this recipe together.
- Great for meal prep. Make one batch at the start of the week and enjoy all week. Add you favorite toppings for variety.
- Because they taste like you’re eating dessert for breakfast. (This should be #1 on the list)
What kind of oats to use
There are so many varieties of oats to choose from. Overnight oats are best made with Old Fashioned Rolled Oats. They will have the chewiness and texture even after a long soak. You can use quick cooking rolled oats too. It tends to disintergrate and you will have a more pudding-like texture. But this is the variety I use. Gluten Free Quick cooking rolled oats. I like the mushiness and how it’s melt-in-your-mouth as opposed to a chewy texture.
Use certified gluten free oats if you’re gluten intolerant or celiac.
A note on ingredients
Now that we sorted out what kind of oats to use a quick note on other ingredients. I use almond milk but feel free to swap it out for cow’s milk or other plant based milk.
Almond butter can be replaced with peanut butter or other nut butters.
More oatmeal breakfast recipes
If you love a warm, savory breakfast check my 5 Savory Oatmeal Recipes From Around the World. They are super comforting and delicious.
OR a grab-and-go breakfast is your forte check my Banana Oat Muffins. They make a filling breakfast with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
OR meal prep is your thing and and you’re after convenience and dessert for breakfast make this Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats and tell me all about it.
Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/4 cup milk (cow, almond, coconut) based on your preference
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp almond butter/peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 or 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 banana mashed
- pinch of salt
- almond butter, sliced banana, chocolate shavings
The night before
- Mix rolled oats, chia seeds, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, maple syrup and milk until well combined. Add the almond butter in and mix until no lumps.
If you're eating the next day
- If you're consuming it the next day, mix in the mashed banana and spoon into a jar and refrigerate.
If you plan to keep it for a couple of days
- If you plan to keep the overnight oats for few days refrigerated, add the mashed banana before consuming or the night before.
- Garnish with more almond butter, sliced banana and chocolate shavings just before eating.
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