These Coconut Banana Overnight Oats make the perfect easy breakfast or snack. They are packed with nutrition thanks to creamy banana, coconut, whole grain oats, and Greek yogurt. Plus, they are perfect to meal prep in advance!
Creamy and Delicious Coconut Banana Overnight Oats
Packed with healthy fats, plenty of fiber, whole grains, and protein, overnight oats are nutritious quick and easy breakfast! If you love oatmeal but don’t always have the time to make a batch each morning then overnight oats are the perfect recipe for you!
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You can make a batch the night before, grab them in the morning, top with fresh fruit, and start the day with a nutritious breakfast that will keep you feeling nourished and energized until lunch!
What Are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are made from combining whole grain rolled oats with a liquid, like coconut milk, and other tasty ingredients like nut butter, yogurt, or fruit. The oats soak overnight in the liquid, soften, and have the perfect creamy texture, similar to stovetop oatmeal.
Why I LOVE Overnight Oats
I have become a huge fan of overnight oats over the last year or so. Here are few reasons why I LOVE overnight oats:
Easy to make – all you need is five minutes the night before to stir together your overnight oats and pop them in the fridge for any easy breakfast the next morning.
Incredibly filling – unlike other breakfast options, these oats keep me feeling satisfied until lunch.
Packed with nutrition – overnight oats are packed with fiber, healthy fats, carbohydrates, and protein!
Banana: to ensure the oats have that delicious banana flavor, you’ll need one whole ripe banana.
Canned Coconut Milk: to help give these oats that delicious coconut flavor, we’re using canned full fat coconut milk.
Greek Yogurt: these coconut banana overnight oats are packed with protein thanks to the addition of whole milk Greek yogurt. It makes the oats nice and creamy, too! If you prefer you can use low-fat or non-fat yogurt instead.
Cashew Butter: a few tablespoons of cashew butter help to add creaminess to the oats as well as an extra dose of healthy fats. You can use my recipe for homemade cashew butter if you like!
Chia Seeds: these add an extra dose of healthy fats and fiber plus they help to give the oats a great texture.
Shredded Coconut: for maximum coconut flavor, you’ll add a few tablespoons of shredded unsweetened coconut.
Sweetener: maple syrup or honey will work both well in these oats. You could also leave out the sweetener entirely if you prefer.
Use a different nut butter – if you prefer you can swap the cashew butter for almond butter, pecan butter, or even sunflower seed butter. I wouldn’t recommend peanut butter in this recipe as it will change the flavor.
Sweeten things up – Feel free to add another tablespoon of sweetener to your oats if you like them on the sweeter side.
Keep your oats dairy-free – You can use your favorite dairy-free Greek yogurt (like coconut milk or almond milk yogurt) in this recipe.
Add extra fruit – my strawberry overnight oats are one of my favorite recipes because I love adding extra fresh berries to my oats! You can add a handful of strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries to these oats for extra berry flavor.
Switch up the milk – instead of coconut milk you can switch things up and use almond milk or cashew milk. Regular dairy milk would work well, too!
How to Make Coconut Banana Overnight Oats in 5 Simple Steps
Step One: Add the Greek yogurt, mashed banana, coconut milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and cashew butter to a mixing bowl. Whisk together until well combined.
Step Two: Add the oats, chia seeds, and salt to the wet ingredients. Stir until well combined.
Step Three: Transfer the oats to large wide mouthed glass container with a lid like a weck jar or mason jar.
Step Four: After the oats have chilled, remove them from the fridge and give them a stir.
Step Five: Separate the oats into two different serving bowls or jars. Feel free to add an extra splash of milk if you want to thin the oats out a bit. Top the oats with toasted coconut, banana slices, and a sprinkle of hemp or chia seeds.
My Favorite Healthy Additions
Protein Powder – I love adding a plain or vanilla protein powder to these oats to add even more protein to my breakfast or snack.
Flax Seeds – you can add flax seed instead of chia seeds to these oats if you like for healthy fat and fiber.
Hemp Seeds – I love adding these for a little extra crunch!
Toppings are one of the best parts of eating overnight oats for me and there are a wide variety of delicious toppings to choose from. You can go with fresh fruit, more nut butter, nuts and seeds, and so much more. Here are a few of my favorite topping options:
Your overnight oats should last for 3-5 days in an air-tight container in the fridge. While they will still be good to eat after a few days, know that the texture of the oats may change as they soak up more liquid.
Can You Eat Them Warm?
Yes! While overnight oats are meant to be eaten cold instead of hot, like traditional oatmeal, you can heat them up if you prefer. I recommend giving them a try cold first though to see how you like them.
If you would like to heat them up, you can do so by heating them for 30 seconds at a time in the microwave until warm.
I hope you give these Coconut Banana Overnight Oats a try! They make a quick and easy breakfast or snack that everyone will love!
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Add the Greek yogurt, mashed banana, coconut milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and cashew butter to a mixing bowl. Whisk together until well combined.
Add the oats, chia seeds, and salt to the wet ingredients. Stir until well combined.
Transfer the oats to large wide mouthed glass container with a lid (like a weck jar).
After the oats have chilled, remove them from the fridge and give them a stir.
Separate the oats into two different serving bowls or jars. Feel free to add an extra splash of milk if you want to thin the oats out a bit. Top the oats with toasted coconut, banana slices, and a sprinkle of hemp or chia seeds.