Enjoy Easy Overnight Oats with Banana and Walnuts for a deliciously healthy start to the day!

Are you in need of a quick, delicious, simple recipe to fuel your mornings? Or perhaps you’re looking for a summer version of your winter bowl of oatmeal? In either case, Easy Overnight Oats with Banana and Walnuts is your scrumptious answer. Full of flavor and texture, it’s like starting the day with a wonderful treat that will nourish and fuel you until lunchtime.

Overnight Oats with Bananas and Walnuts

What exactly are Overnight Oats?

  • It’s just a question of soaking uncooked oats in some plant milk with flavorings overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning you have a deliciously, thick and creamy creation to enjoy.
  • There is NO COOKING required, which means it’s a perfect recipe for hot weather, or when you’re in a rush or feeling a little lazy, as consequently there is very little washing up!
  • It’s also very good for you, oats contain 6 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per cup. This recipe includes chia seeds which are loaded with omega-3 essential fatty acids, not to mention potassium in the bananas and antioxidant-packed walnuts!
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How do you make Easy Overnight Oats with Banana and Walnuts?

It’s easy peasy!

  1. Pour the oats into a bowl
  2. Add all the other ingredients. As long as the banana is mashed into the rest of the ingredients it will not noticeably turn brown overnight!
  3. The biggest secret to overnight oats is adding enough liquid if there is too little, the oats won’t soften enough and get that delicious creamy consistency.
  4. Stir well so the oats are fully coated and covered by the liquid. Please do not be tempted to add water instead of milk, it just won’t work!
  5. Pour into an airtight container, stir again, and combine very thoroughly. Wide-mouthed Mason Jars are excellent for this!
  6. Place in the refrigerator overnight
  7. Top with banana chunks, a few more walnuts, and a drizzle of date or maple syrup, and devour!
Overnight Oats with Banana and Walnuts

What type of Oats should I use?

You can’t go wrong with Organic Old Fashioned Oats

Steel-cut oats WON’T WORK!

Quick oats are ok but tend to go a little soggy. I would suggest sticking to the old-fashioned variety

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Easy Overnight Oats with Banana and Walnuts

Easy Overnight Oats with Banana and Walnuts are:

  • quick and easy to whip up
  • a make-ahead recipe that will happily sit in the refrigerator for 2 days
  • very healthy and nutritious
  • “creamy”
  • crunchy
  • chewy
  • delicious
  • Convenience: One of the main advantages of overnight oats is their convenience. You can prepare them the night before and simply grab them from the refrigerator in the morning. This makes them an excellent choice for individuals with busy schedules or those who prefer a quick and easy breakfast.
  • Time-saving: Since overnight oats are prepared the night before, there’s no need for cooking in the morning. This can be a time-saver for people who don’t have the time or inclination to cook a hot breakfast each day.
  • Nutrient retention: The soaking process allows the oats to absorb liquid (such as milk or yogurt), making them soft and easy to eat without cooking. This process helps retain more nutrients compared to traditional cooking methods, where some nutrients may be lost in the water.
  • Fiber content: Oats are a good source of dietary fiber, and overnight oats can be a convenient way to incorporate more fiber into your diet. Fiber is essential for digestive health, helps keep you feeling full, and can contribute to heart health.
  • Versatility: Overnight oats are highly customizable. You can add various ingredients like fruits, nuts, seeds, yogurt, or sweeteners to suit your taste preferences. This versatility allows you to create a breakfast that fits your nutritional needs and satisfies your cravings.
  • Sustained energy release: Oats are a complex carbohydrate, providing a steady release of energy throughout the morning. This can help keep you feeling full and provide sustained energy levels, which is especially beneficial for those looking to maintain focus and productivity.
  • Protein content: Depending on the ingredients you add, overnight oats can be a good source of protein. This is important for muscle repair and maintenance, as well as for overall satiety.
  • Temperature: Some people prefer a cooler breakfast, especially during warmer seasons. Overnight oats are typically served cold, making them a refreshing choice for those who enjoy a chilled breakfast option.

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Easy Overnight Oats with Banana and Walnuts!

A delicious, quick, nourishing, and very simple recipe to fuel your mornings.

  • Author: Mary Callan
  • Category: breakfast,
  • Method: refrigerator
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients


Scale

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

3/4 cup unsweetened soy milk

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1/2 mashed banana

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

12 teaspoons date or maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon chopped walnuts, for topping

Fresh banana chunks for topping


Instructions

  1. Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and refrigerate in a Mason jar or airtight container overnight to thicken.
  2. To serve, add a few more banana chunks and crumbled walnuts as a delicious topping.

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