These blissful Brown Sugar Banana Overnight Oats are a healthy, no-cook, make ahead breakfast. Creamy oats flavored with brown sugar, cinnamon, and bananas.
Hello! This is Allison from Celebrating Sweets. I’m stopping by to bring you a quick, easy, and healthy breakfast. You can always use one of those, right?
We’re in our new back-to-school routine and our mornings have been rather hectic (please tell me I’m not alone). I find myself relying on make ahead breakfasts to get my kids fed and out the door on time.
I recently began making overnight oats, and my family loves them. There are a million different varieties and flavorings (here’s my Strawberry Almond Overnight Oats).
Brown Sugar Banana 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 warmed or chilled.
Overnight oats make a great grab and go breakfast. You can eat them at home or take them with you to work or school. I prefer mine heated briefly in the microwave, but my kids enjoy eating theirs cold straight from the fridge. Do whichever you prefer.
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 oatmeal.
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.
My family went crazy for these overnight oats! I almost always have these ingredients on hand so I can make these again and again. I hope this breakfast makes your mornings more enjoyable.
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar (make sure it’s fresh and soft)
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon 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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