These banana bread overnight oats are WONDERFUL! They’re extra creamy and thick. But, like in a good way.
Overnight oatmeal is the best thing to ever be invented. Seriously. You prep it when you’re still functional and happy (aka at night before bed) and then you wake up. You may be a tad bit grumpy or you may have hit the snooze button about 20 times (true life) BUT ALAS, you have breakfast already prepared for you! Ready to go in a cute lil mason jar. If you woke up with time to spare (unlike me!), feel free to pour your oats into a bowl and add extra toppings!
You know how when oatmeal gets too thick it can get kind of dry and chunky? Not these Banana Bread Overnight Oats! They literally somehow defy the norm and maintains their creaminess and thickness at the same time. I don’t know how they do it, but I’m not gonna ask too many questions 😉
I think it has to do with the fact that all of the ingredients really have the chance to meld together overnight into this beautiful symphony of flavor that you get to consume in the morning. It’s just wonderful.
Also, did I mention that it tastes like banana bread? Yeah, that nugget of golden truth takes this oatmeal to a another level.
To begin with, there is an entire mashed banana in this. Along with cinnamon which gives it this cozy irreplaceable spice. Oh, and that vanilla extract that gives it that freshly baked flavor. Not to mention honey which gives it a subtle but not overwhelming sweetness. Last thing, I used unsweetened vanilla cashew milk in this recipe which makes it even MORE creamy! Soooo good.
LOOK AT THE CREAMINESS. Ain’t nuthin better. <3
It’s all the flavors you would expect in a classic slice of banana bread – just in oatmeal form and much healthier!
This recipe, however, is adaptable! You could use any choice of milk, or you could add in additional “banana bread esque” spices such as nutmeg! If you’re feeling super wild, throw in some chocolate chips in there!
What I love about oatmeal is that it stick to your ribs. It really keeps me full up until lunch. And believe me, I’m a huge snacker. But this oatmeal will keep me full until lunch arrives. Unless someone offers me a cookie. Then all bets are off! #snacklife4eva
I promise that once you switch to overnight oats, you never go back. There is just something about having them so cold and creamy that makes them so delightful.
Enjoy this by adding additional chopped bananas and or adding some nuts for extra sustenance!
Banana Bread Overnight Oats
a bakery style twist on classic overnight oats - creamy, cozy and flavorful!
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 mashed banana (can save some for topping)
- 1 cup cashew milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp nuts (optional - for topping)
Add oats to a medium mason jar. Mash banana with a fork on a cutting board. Transfer banana to jar on top of oats. Add honey, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Add cashew milk. Stir well. Place lid and shake for a few seconds. Place in fridge overnight. Top with additional banana and/or nuts. Enjoy!