Banana Nut Bread Overnight Oats! We love the simplicity of overnight oats, and this delicious version is definitely a new favorite.
If you are looking for an easy, healthy breakfast, then this Banana Nut Bread Overnight Oats is sure to become your new favorite. Delicious, creamy, and packed with banana nut bread flavors, they’re an easy meal prep breakfast that is both vegan and gluten free.
Whole Food Plant Based, Vegan, plant based, oil free, refined sugar free, no highly processed ingredients and gluten free.
Hi there, Ameera here!
Overnight oats are such a great breakfast meal prep that is hard to beat. Super easy to make and filled with banana nut bread flavor, you’ll love this deliciousness for breakfast.
You gotta give this one a try!
Tips for Success:
- Flavor Profile: This Banana Nut Bread Overnight Oats is a flavorful and delicious nod to banana bread.
- Size of Bananas Pureed/Mashed: The large banana weighed 6.8 oz. (unpeeled) and the ½ large banana weighted 3 oz. (unpeeled). Don’t sweat the size of the bananas.
- Banana Ripeness: Use a ripe banana, but do not use overly ripe/brown bananas unless you plan to consume within 1 or 2 days.
- Sweetness: The beauty of this recipe is that you can taste the end product before you commit the oat mixture to the refrigerator overnight. We made this recipe intentionally sweet. However, if you are concerned, then after mixing all the ingredients, taste it. It should taste sweet. If not sweet enough for your taste, then simply add more maple syrup. If you are concerned that the oats may be too sweet, start on the lower end of maple syrup and add more as needed, taste testing periodically as you add more maple syrup until you arrive at the desired sweetness.
- Cinnamon: Not all cinnamon is created equal. Some brands of cinnamon are light and passively flavored while others are strong, sharp, and astringent. Use judgement and start on the low end. Note that Ceylon cinnamon has a very light flavor. You can use your favorite cinnamon in this recipe; however, we strongly suggest starting on the low end until you have a strong understanding of how the cinnamon that you are using in this recipe impacts the flavor.
- Ginger/Nutmeg: The ginger and nutmeg really round of the flavor and we highly recommend these spices; however, you can leave them out if you wish.
- Optional Add-Ins: You can pretty much add anything you like to overnight oats. If you plan to add ingredients (chia seeds, etc.) into the mixture (before refrigerating), you may wish to cut back on the amount of oats accordingly. If adding ingredients on top of the finished product, you will not need to scale back anything.
- Pretty Assembly: While not required, if you are looking for optimal prettiness, make the overnight oats and allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator, then the next morning assemble the jars by placing alternating sliced bananas and chopped nuts in the jars in between layers of overnight oats.
- Nuts: The nuts tend to lose their crunchiness if mixed into the overnight oats. If you want to retain the crunchiness of the nuts, either add them to the top or add them at the time you consume the overnight oats.
Leftovers and Freezing:
Leftovers will generally keep 5 days in the refrigerator. Store in a covered container.
These overnight oats are best refrigerated and not frozen.
- Rolled Oats: We used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Whole Grain Rolled Oats, feel free to use your favorite whole grain rolled oats.
- Sea Salt: Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.
- Glass jars (we used Weck Mini Tulip Jelly Jars #762)
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If you are looking for an easy, healthy breakfast, then this Banana Nut Bread Overnight Oats is sure to become your new favorite.
- 1 ½ large bananas *
- 1 ¾ cup rolled oats *
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened plain plant milk
- 3 to 5 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (+/-) *
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon (+/-) *
- Large pinch ginger (+/-) *
- Large pinch nutmeg (+/-) *
- 1/8 teaspoon + pinch sea salt (+/-) *
- Chopped/sliced bananas *
- Chopped walnuts (or pecans) *
Optional Add-In Ingredients:
- Buckwheat groats
- Flaxseed meal
- Chia seeds
- Mash the bananas (1 ½ large bananas) really well into an almost pudding-like consistency, place into a large bowl.
- Place all the remaining Ingredients into the large bowl along with the mashed bananas and any Optional Add-In Ingredients, stir really well.
- Place the oat mixture into 4 glass jars (or one large glass bowl), top with chopped/sliced bananas and chopped nuts, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy the next morning.
*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.
*Sea Salt: Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.
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