Oatmeal is not my favorite breakfast food, but it’s so nutritious. I want to be healthy, so…..I’ve spent some time finding ways that I can stand to eat it. 🙂 For those of you who love oatmeal, you have got to try Overnight Oatmeal with Bananas and Chia Seeds. Don’t stop there. Also, try The Best Baked Oatmeal before starting your day.
I’m happy to report that not only can I stand to eat oatmeal made this way, but I actually LOVE it. 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! What’s even better is there is no cooking involved.
Recipes with Oatmeal
- Oatmeal Pie…Tastes Like Pecan Pie
- Overnight Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes
- Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake
- Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Toddler Muffins with Banana, Cream Cheese and Oatmeal
- Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oatmeal and Ground Almonds
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!
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.
step-by-step pics TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATMEAL WITH BANANAS AND CHIA SEEDS
- Mix everything in the bowl that you 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 until ingredients are completely combined.
- Put a lid on it and stick it in the fridge overnight.
- When you wake up in the morning, add a small spoon of peanut butter and mix it really well.
- It’s ready to eat!
Tips for making Overnight Oatmeal with Bananas and Chia Seeds
- Almond or coconut milk work the best. I have tried using regular milk in this recipe, and it doesn’t come out well.
- You can use old-fashioned oats or quick oats in this recipe.
- Crunchy or creamy peanut butter can be used.
- 1 banana, your preference of ripeness, smashed
- ⅓ cup oatmeal, quick oats or old-fashioned
- 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 abowl with a tight fitting lid. Mix well.
- Place lid on bowl and refrigerate overnight.
- Mix in peanut butter in the morning before eating.
Recipe adapted slightly from New Nostalgia.