Banana Bread Overnight Oats

I don’t know about you, but I am always rushing in the morning. I usually use my Nespresso machine for a quick espresso and have to head out the door. This is why I like to have a healthy breakfast that’s ready to go in minutes. Overnight oats are a healthy and delicious way to satisfy your cravings for something sweet in the morning. There are endless fun variations that are often dessert themed. The addition of plant based protein powder in this recipe makes it extra nutritious! This recipe is balanced with protein, fiber, and omega 3’s from the chia seeds. The fiber and protein help to curb your hunger in the morning and keep you going until your next meal. Overnight oats are ready in 10 minutes but do require refrigeration for at least 6 hours. This allows the chia seeds to expand and the oatmeal to soften without cooking. These oats remind me of banana bread without all the added fat and baking time! If you need to use up ripe bananas, this is the perfect recipe. I like to warm up my overnight oats in the microwave for a few seconds when it’s cold outside but they are delicious cold as well. Add some fresh banana slices and chopped walnuts for some additional texture and flavor. If you make banana bread overnight make sure to take a picture and tag @thefriendlyepicurean on Instagram and Facebook or pin this recipe on Pinterest!

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder (such LivWell Nutrition brand)
  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tbs agave syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • cinnamon to sprinkle
  • nutmeg to sprinkle

Directions

Whisk together oats, chia seeds, and almond milk in a mason jar or small bowl. Add protein powder, mashed banana, agave syrup, and vanilla extract and stir until combined. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and refrigerate overnight. Serve cold or warm. Should be consumed within 1-2 days of preparing.

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