Overnight oats have recently made comeback into my breakfast rotation and I am not mad about it. Not one bit! I love soaking my oats overnight, it saves me time in the morning because all I’ve got to do is add my toppings, and I find it’s also more gentle on my digestive system too as the oats have softened so much that breaking them down becomes that much easier for my body.
I’ve tried many variations of this, using different fruits (berries in particular are pretty delicious in overnight oats!), and different nuts, seeds, spreads and toppings. But nothing quite beats the simple combination of banana and peanut butter. I added crushed walnuts and cinnamon too, as they go well with banana (and it reminds me of banana bread) and for a natural sweetener I used blackstrap molasses.
You can of course sub this for honey, maple syrup or even leave this part out altogether. I just love it, and if you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know I am a big fan of it from both a taste and a nutritional perspective. I always remind people though, that if you haven’t tried it before, it does have a very acquired taste. The sweetness is subtle, but the flavour is rich and full-bodied, like a slightly bitter caramel.
This is a single serve recipe, but you can also double it and make two days worth. It will keep in the fridge well for a couple of days, which is great news for those who like to make things in advance!
I hope you enjoy the recipe, and if you do make it and post a photo, please tag me in it on Instagram so I can your creation and share it!
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1/3 cup full fat Greek yoghurt
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 banana sliced
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon crushed walnuts
- 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses/honey/maple syrup (optional)
- Combine all ingredients except the toppings in a small bowl or container and cover.
- Place in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, stir the oats and add your toppings before eating.