Overnight oats have never tasted so good!
If you’ve never made overnight oatmeal in a jar before, you’re in for a real treat.
Basically, you add oats, and a few other ingredients to a jar, and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. Then, in the morning when you wake up breakfast is already made for you.
As far as easy and healthy breakfast ideas go, this banana walnut overnight oatmeal recipe has got to be at the top of the list.
And I say “healthy” for three reasons.
Number one, there are slow digesting carbs from the oats to keep you full all morning long. Number two, there are heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fats from the walnuts. And number three, the entire jar is less than 350 calories!
My favorite thing about this overnight oats recipe though has got to be the flavor. Every bite is like taking a bite of banana bread. It’s so delicious, like 11/10 delicious.
Overnight Oatmeal Pro-Tips:
- Use a sealable jar – this helps your oats soak up all the ingredients, and thicken up your oatmeal
- Speaking of thick oatmeal, don’t skip the chia seeds
- If you’re trying to save some calories and carbs I recommend using this calorie free maple syrup
- Use a food scale, to be more precise weighing the ingredients out, and tracking the nutritional information
- Wait at-least 6 hours before eating your oats – once again, waiting is all about them thickening up
- ½ Cup (40g) old fashioned oats
- 1 Tbsp (5g) Chia seeds
- 1 Heaping tbsp (7g) crushed walnuts
- ½ Tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Mashed banana (100g)
- 1 Tbsp of sugar/calorie free syrup
- ½ Tsp vanilla extract
- ½ Cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until combined
- Transfer oat mixture to a sealable jar (at-least 8oz large)
- Refrigerate 6-8 hours or overnight
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