Banana Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats!

Where have overnight oats been all my life?!  And how am I just now discovering them?!  These banana chocolate chip overnight oats are literally the BEST breakfast ever!  Okay, so maybe they don’t beat out cinnamon rolls, but for a healthy option, these things are in a league of their own!  If you’re like me and have never heard of this unreal breakfast until now, or you’ve seen them around but haven’t ever given them a shot, or maybe you’re an overnight oats junkie looking for another option, you HAVE to try them out!

Banana Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

All Things Oatmeal

If you’ve been following along, you may have noticed I’m beginning to start an obsession with oatmeal!  Never in a million years did I think this would happen, but it’s true.  It all started with some steel cut oats, brown sugar, and apples.  I made my first batch of crock-pot oatmeal and fell in love (you can read a bit more about it here and look out for a separate post soon!).  After that, I stumbled upon the world’s greatest snack, and I still stand by that!  Oatmeal peanut butter energy bites will forever be my favorite, healthy, on-the-go option.  And now, I’ve found another oatmeal gem – overnight oats!

Overnight oats are literally SO popular!  Just check out Pinterest and you’ll see what I mean!  So how have I not tried these before?  Maybe I overlooked them when I wasn’t such a fan of oatmeal… or maybe I thought “eww gross, cold oatmeal”… whatever the case may be, I have found them now and I’m never going back!

How to Make Them!

So what do you do?  It’s pretty simple really, which is my kind of recipe!  Not too many ingredients, not too many steps, but deliciousness at the end!  The first thing you want to do is gather your ingredients and a container with a lid.

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To be honest, so many other recipes will recommend using cute jars like I have in these photos, but I typically use a simple glass Pyrex bowl with a lid :). It doesn’t matter what you put your oats in, as long as there’s enough room!  I just figured the jar would look better in photos (and it does, trust me!).

All you need to do now is add each ingredient to your container and then add your milk.  And no, I don’t always make it look pretty with the layers 🙂  I like to add an extra splash of milk because I prefer my oats to have more liquid, but it’s up to you.  Mix it all up, throw it in the refrigerator overnight and you’re good to go!  I told you it was easy!

In the morning, pull out your oats and top with whatever you’d like!  Of course I add a few more slices of banana and chocolate chips, because chocolate for breakfast just makes your whole day better!

The Best Part?

What’s so amazing about overnight oats though, is that the options are essentially endless!  You can mix this up in so many different ways!  I use skim milk, but you can use almond, or maybe even add some Greek yogurt.  Try it with different fruits, or without the chia seeds (I know how those little fellas get stuck in your teeth!), or maybe try warming it up before eating!  Like I said, ENDLESS!

So give these bad boys a shot and let me know what you think!


Have you ever tried overnight oats?  What’s your favorite recipe?  I’m dying to try out some new ones!

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Banana Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats
These overnight oats are super simple to make and taste delicious! Make a few servings at a time, and you've got a healthy breakfast all week long!
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Servings
1
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Skim Milk
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 drizzle Honey
  • 1 splash Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Chocolate Chips
  • 8 slices Banana
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Servings
1
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Skim Milk
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 drizzle Honey
  • 1 splash Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Chocolate Chips
  • 8 slices Banana
Instructions
  1. Dump all dry ingredients into a container with a lid.
  2. Then add the honey and vanilla extract.
  3. Finally, add the milk and mix it all up.
  4. Place the lid on top and put it in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. Top with extra chocolate chips and bananas before serving.
Recipe Notes

I like my oats to be a little more liquid so I add an extra splash of milk!

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23 thoughts on “Banana Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats!

  1. Okay this goes on my list of breakfast recipes to try! It looks so tasty! And let’s be honest, if you like banana and chocolate you can’t go wrong with this now can you? 🙂

    1. You are so right – you can’t go wrong especially when chocolate is included!! I’ve recently tried a new flavor out, instead of the chocolate chips, I include a small scoop of chocolate protein powder and then a spoonful of peanut butter along with the bananas, SO GOOD!

    1. Please do and let me know what you think! There are so many versions of overnight oats that if you don’t like this one, try out another!

    1. She will definitely love them then!! If she’s not into bananas and chocolate, there are SO many varieties to try out!

  2. This really makes oats for breakfast sound so good. I’m sure my toddler will love this as a breakfast choice. Thanks for sharing x

    1. They are delicious, I promise! And if your toddler doesn’t like this variety, try adding some other fruits they do like! The options are endless!

    1. I can’t believe I’m just now discovering overnight oats! What kind do you like?? And chia seeds are the bomb (although they do get stuck in your teeth 🙈)

    1. I was sure I wouldn’t like them because of the sogginess and cold, but you can play with how much milk to add and that will change the consistency!

    1. It’s definitely different if they’re used to hit oatmeal, but these can be made in so many different flavors, I’m sure you’ll find something they love!

    1. I typically only make 2-3 at a time but they’re so quick and easy I don’t mind making them twice a week! I have never kept them in the fridge longer than three days, but I would guess they could last a little bit longer if necessary

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