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Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats is the perfect slightly sweet and healthy breakfast recipe you’ve been looking for. Fill your belly with oats and hit that morning sweetness craving with these banana chocolate chip overnight oats.

Banana Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats are perfect for using for meal prep or making the night before you want to have them for breakfast.

Overnight oat recipes are great for filling you up and keeping you on the right track to eating healthier this year. This breakfast recipe is great for enjoying when you want something sweet but want to stay on track as it tastes a lot like a nice slice of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread without all the guilt or bloat.

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Why You’ll Love These

  • Super simple to make, a dump and pour breakfast recipe
  • Meal prep– make your monday thru friday breakfasts all at once
  • Filling breakfast, snack or pre or post workout recipe
  • Fulfills that sweet tooth craving without going overboard
  • Recipe on the go– easy to take and enjoy on the drive to work, once leaving the gym or a quick snack on the road
The ingredients needed to make chocolate banana overnight oats.

Recipe Ingredients

  • banana
  • vanilla extract
  • maple syrup
  • milk
  • old fashioned oats
  • flaxseed 
  • ground cinnamon
  • sea salt
  • mini chocolate chips
  • pecans

Tools Needed To Make This Recipe

Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Mason Jars for Storing and Serving

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Spoon or Fork for Stirring

How To Make Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

  1. Use a fork to smash your banana slices into the bottom of your Mason Jar.
  2. Pour in milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Stir it all together.
  3. Next add in your oats, cinnamon, flaxseed and salt. Mix it all together.
  4. Fold in your mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
  5. Add lid and rim and store overnight in the refrigerator.
  6. Add optional garnishes when you want to serve.

All About Overnight Oats

Want to learn more about oats and the benefits of eating overnight oats? We shared more about the benefits of enjoying overnight oats in our Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe.

Oats are a fantastic healthy carb option that packs some awesome minerals and vitamins that your body craves.

Variations

Hot or cold– Typically we enjoy these mini chocolate chip banana overnight oats chilled from being stored in the refrigerator overnight. However, if you want to, you can make and serve these warm as well.

Choose Garnishes– You can use things like more mini chocolate chips, sliced up banana, more cinnamon, a drizzle of Apple Crisp Syrup or a dash of Pumpkin Spice or Pumpkin spice syrup.

Swap up the milk– You can use whatever milk you have and prefer. Try cow’s milk, almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, soy milk, etc.

Swap sweetener– we use maple syrup in this recipe to sweeten it up a bit, bu you could use agave, honey, stevia, white sugar, a bit of brown sugar, etc.

Add more toppings– we use flaxseed in this recipe, but you can also add other things like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, etc. to add even more boosted nutrition in your overnight oats recipe.

Add peanut butter– add a dollop of your favorite peanut butter, crunchy or smooth both work to create the most delicious banana peanut butter overnight oats combo.

Add protein– want to up your protein game? Add a scoop of Greek yogurt or your favorite protein powder to the mix.

Change nuts– leave out the pecans, or change them to other nuts that you prefer.

Looking down on a jar of oats, chocolate chips, nuts and banana slices.

Banana Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats Tips & Tricks

  • Add a splash of your milk of choice in the morning before giving it a store to make it a little more creamy and rich.
  • Don’t overdo it on how much milk you add or you’ll end up with more of a soup.
  • Feel free to add other things from the variations, but do it in smaller amounts at first, as you may need to end up using a larger mason jar if you’re adding on a ton of variations or additions.
  • If you don’t like your oats the first time, try any of the variations or change up your quantities of what wet and dry ingredients you chose to get it to your desired taste and consistency. Just like regular oatmeal, these can be a taste test until you find your favorite combinations!

Are Banana Overnight Oats Healthy?

These banana and chocolate overnight oats are great for helping you stick to a healthy diet without feeling like you’re missing out on some of your favorite things. They provide a good source of potassium and fiber.

This is a much healthier breakfast option or snack option than fast food, and many commercial bowls of cereal.

Can I Use Quick 1 Minute Oats Or Should I Use Old Fashioned Oats?

We recommend using Old Fashioned oats, especially if you’re letting these sit and soak overnight as we recommend.

Quick oats would become very mushy and unappetizing if left to soak overnight.

We also recommend NOT using steel cut oats unless you want more of an oat taste and a grittier, oaty texture.

Also, if choosing to use steel cut oats, know that they’ll definitely need to soak longer than Old fashioned rolled oats.

How Do You Store It?

We recommend storing your overnight oats in your Mason Jar! Clear jars, like mason jars are the best to see the different layers and ingredients you’re adding in there.

Once you’re done adding the stuff to your jars, store them in the refrigerator.

How Long Are They Good For?

These oat mixtures are good for about 5 days.

You can enjoy these for meal prepping, or you can just make it the night before and try it in the morning and adjust for the next day as you see fit.

Close up bite of banana chocolate chip overnight oats on a spoon.

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Jar of Banana and chocolate overnight oats with banana to the side.

Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

Mason Jar Recipe
Easy, filling and healthy Banana Chocolate Overnight Oats recipe that is tastes like a slice of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread without all the guilt.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tablespoon flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons pecans chopped

Instructions
 

  • Use a fork to smash your banana slices into the bottom of your Mason Jar.
  • Pour in milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Stir it all together.
  • Next add in your oats, cinnamon, flaxseed and salt. Mix it all together.
  • Fold in your mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
  • Add lid and rim and store overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Add optional garnishes when you want to serve.
Keyword Banana Chocolate Overnight Oats
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