Brown Sugar Banana Overnight Oats is a simple make-ahead breakfast recipe with oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, and bananas. This healthier classic is the perfect grab and go breakfast!
Hello! This is Allison from Celebrating Sweets. Our mornings are hectic so I find myself relying on make-ahead breakfast ideas to get my kids fed and out the door on time for school. I recently began making overnight oats, and my family loves them. There are a million different varieties and flavorings, so it’s fun to get creative with your favorite mix ins and toppings. One of my favorites is my Strawberry Almond Overnight Oats!
These Brown Sugar Banana Overnight Oats are the perfect make-ahead breakfast. It’s a great grab-and-go breakfast for those busy mornings when you are headed to work or school.
What Exactly are Overnight Oats?
Just in case you’re unfamiliar with overnight oats, I’ll explain. You take rolled oats, milk, and flavorings, and combine them in a jar or bowl. They sit in the refrigerator overnight and the oats soften and absorb the liquid and flavorings. The end result is a bowl of oatmeal that is tender and creamy and tastes like it has been cooked even though it hasn’t. You can enjoy the oats warm or cold.
Earlier this year I made a Brown Sugar Banana French Toast Casserole and I fell in love with that flavor combination. I decided to use those flavors in this healthier classic too.
Brown Sugar Banana Overnight Oats
The oats are sweetened and flavored with brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon. Right before serving I stir in peanut butter (or almond butter), sliced bananas, and an extra sprinkling of brown sugar.
I almost always have these pantry staples on hand so I can make these overnight oats whenever we crave a breakfast on the healthy side that tastes more like a dessert!
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 2 tsp brown sugar (make sure it’s fresh and soft)
- ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter
- ½ banana, sliced
- Additional brown sugar, for topping (optional)
- In a jar or bowl, combine oats, milk, chia, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir until thoroughly combined and then cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Right before serving, stir in peanut butter or almond butter.
- Top with sliced bananas and an extra sprinkle of brown sugar.
- You can also serve it with a splash of milk, if desired.
Home Chef Tip: This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to feed more. You can also make it in a large bowl instead of individual mason jars.
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