Oatmeal is not my favorite breakfast food, but it’s so nutritious and I want to be healthy so…..I’ve spent some time finding ways that I can stand to eat it.
I’m happy to report that not only can I stand to eat it made this way, Overnight Oatmeal with Banana and Chia Seeds, I actually LOVE it and it has become one of my favorite breakfasts.
It’s so filling and full of fiber and protein, such a GREAT way to start the day!
One serving has almost half of the fiber I need for a whole day to reach my goal of 25 grams a day. Eating Fiber is super helpful when you are trying to drop weight or maintain your weight! Now doesn’t that just make you so happy!
I took some step by step pictures to show you how easy this super healthy breakfast is.
Now, Now, don’t be scared by how this breakfast looks. It is surprisingly good and very filling. Two of my kids beg me to make it for them, who would have thought? It’s actually a really great breakfast to feed toddlers.
If you are just looking for the recipe go ahead and skip down to the bottom of the post.
I like to mix everything in the bowl that I will refrigerate it in. Start by smashing a banana.
You want it nice and smashed!
Then add the oatmeal and chia seeds.
Next pour in the almond milk and mix things up until they are completely combined. Put a lid on it and stick it in the fridge over night.
When you wake up in the morning add a small spoon of peanut butter and mix it really well. It’s ready to eat!
- 1 banana, your preference of ripeness, smashed
- ⅓ cup oatmeal, quick oats or old-fashioned...both work
- ½ cup almond or coconut milk...can add an extra drizzle for good luck
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp peanut butter
- Before going to bed combine first four ingredients in a bowl that has a tight fitting lid.
- Mix well and refrigerate over night
- Add peanut butter in the morning before eating.
- Mix and Enjoy!
Recipe adapted slightly from New Nostalgia.