Oatmeal is a superfood, and used in everything from cookies to crumbles, cakes and cobblers. It can be eaten plain or dolled up with goodies. It even has some non-culinary uses, seen a lot of the time in face masks and skin treatments for the great things it can do for your complexion. While it may be a natural exfoliant for the skin, I prefer to eat my oatmeal. I mean lets be honest, I prefer to eat in general. One of my favorite ways to eat oatmeal is warm, with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a splash of milk. But who has time in the morning to prepare a hot breakfast?
This recipe for overnight oatmeal is definitely a life saver when you really want to have oatmeal for breakfast, but don’t have the time in the morning to make it. It is full of flavor, packed with fruit and nuts, and has tons of texture provided by the chia seeds and the milk soaked oats. Just make a few jars on a Sunday night, and you will have a delicious breakfast for the next few days.
One thing I love about this recipe is how much it lends itself to customization. Want more nuts? Add more. Want more or less fruit? Do it! I make a raspberry almond version of this, which is also divine. I have also made chocolate covered strawberry oatmeal with chopped strawberries and mini chocolate chips. Boy was that amazing, especially since I love chocolate covered strawberries. Anything goes with this recipe, and that is why I think you will love it!
Banana Nut Overnight Oatmeal
Makes Four 12oz. Ball Jars
Time: 5 minute prep, minimum 8-10 hour rest
1.5 tbsp. chia seeds
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 cup kefir (can substitute yogurt)
1/8 tsp. vanilla
1.5 tbsp. honey
1/2 banana, chopped
Make a note:
Ingredients are listed in amounts per individual jar. Multiply by 4 if you need to know total amount of each ingredient for this recipe.
Add oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt to jar.
Top with chopped walnuts.
Add milk, kefir, vanilla, honey, and bananas.
Stir and screw lid on tightly.
It might get a little messy, be sure to wipe off the rim before putting the lid on
Refrigerate overnight, and wake up to a delicious breakfast! Eat within 3-4 days of being made.