Easy and delicious, these overnight banana oats are the perfect healthy breakfast for kids and adults. They are packed with healthy nutrients and you can also make them in different variations.
Why is this recipe good
This is the perfect recipe for the days when you want to make something healthy and tasty at the same time for your morning meal. It is great if you are exercising or if you just want to have a light but nutritious and filling meal. It is quick and easy – takes about 5 minutes to make it at night. And the best is that you can make it in so many different variations! You can adapt this recipe to a keto or vegan diet as well!
What ingredients do you need
The main version of this recipe calls for yogurt, honey, bananas, oats and optionally with an addition of seasonal fruits. Instead of rolled oats, you can use any kind of low sugar muesli you have. You can also change it according to your diet. In case you want a vegan breakfast, you can use vegan yogurt and substitute the honey with maple syrup. For a keto version skip the bananas, substitute the oats with nuts and chia seeds, the honey – with keto sweetener and use only berries as a fruit addition.
Why is this recipe healthy
Everyone knows that oats are healthy. They contain lots of fibre which makes you feel full. An oatmeal breakfast won’t allow the hunger to hit hardly long before lunchtime. Bananas also contain fibres and are rich in potassium.
In addition yogurt is probably one of the healthiest dairy products as it contains natural probiotics. For this recipe it is important to be used a plain yogurt because the flavoured and sweetened kinds that you find in the supermarket usually contain not just good ingredients: best case scenario they are loaded with sugar. I use Bulgarian yogurt which is not as thick as the greek one.
How to serve this breakfast
The best is to prepare these overnight oats in a mason jar. In the morning simply open the jar top with the fresh fruits and eat with a spoon.
The recipe below is for one person only. If you want to make it for more people, increase the ingredients accordingly and use an individual jar for each person. Alternatively you can make them in bowls which you need to cover with a lid during the night.
This has been my favourite breakfast for years and sometimes I still have it. I will be very glad if you give me your opinion in the comments! If you made it, let me know what you think of it.
Check out some more of my other healthy banana recipes!
Overnight banana oats
- Spoon the yogurt into a mason jar (500 ml). Add the oats (muesli) and honey and mix well. Close the jar and leave it in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning add the chopped banana and other fruit and mix. Serve immediately.
- You can use any sugar free yogurt but prefer the ones that are thinner that the greek yogurt. Otherwise the soaked oats mixture might become too thick.
- You can make your own muesli mix by combining 1 tbsp rolled oats with 1 tbsp nuts, dried fruit and seeds by choice.
- For a vegan version use dairy free yogurt and maple syrup, instead of honey.
- For a keto version skip the bananas and use only berries as fruits. Instead of oats use finely chopped or ground nuts by choice and chia seeds. Sweeten with stevia, xylitol, erythritol or monk fruit sweetener to taste.