You’ll love these Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats. They’re super delicious and so easy to make! Just chop a banana and mix it with some cocoa powder, oats, honey and milk. In just a few minutes before bed, you can whip this up and have a delicious breakfast waiting for you in the morning!

Chocolate Overnight Oats topped with chocolate chips
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Overnight oats are like a magic breakfast! Mix it up the night before, and then you have a yummy, healthy breakfast ready in the morning. No cooking is needed! You can add whatever you like on top, like berries and nuts for something healthy or chocolate chips and peanut butter or almond butter for a treat.

You can make This super fast breakfast when you’re running late. It’s so easy; even kids can do it!

If you love oats like us, try these other yummy recipes too: Chocolate Chip Banana Overnight Oats, Indian Masala Oats (Savory Oatmeal) and Oats Kheer

Why You’ll Love These Overnight Oats?

  • Easy to make: Mix everything in a jar and refrigerate overnight. No cooking is required!
  • Healthy and satisfying: These oats will keep you feeling full all morning.
  • Customizable: Add your favorite toppings, such as chocolate chips, nuts, or a peanut butter drizzle.
  • Meal Prep Friendly: Make a few jars at the beginning of the week for a healthy breakfast.
Chocolate banana, overnight oats in a jar with spoons on the side

Ingredients

  • Rolled Oats: They’re the best for this recipe because they get soft and chewy overnight. I like to use Bob’s red mill old fashioned oats.
  • Honey: Add a little bit of Honey for extra sweetness. You can also use maple syrup.
  • Banana: For the most sweetness, use a ripe banana! It should be soft and easy to mash but not mushy.
  • Cacao powder: This is like chocolate powder but not as sweet. It’s made from real cocoa beans and has healthy ingredients!
  • Cinnamon: A tiny bit makes oats taste warm and yummy.
  • Chia seeds: Since they are optional, you don’t need them if you don’t have any. They make your oats a bit thicker and chewier, but it’s still good without them!
  • Milk: I prefer to make these oats with cow’s milk, but you can use any other milk or plant-based milk instead. If you’re going to use nondairy milk, go with unsweetened ones.
  • Vanilla extract: It adds a bit of sweetness.
Ingredients you'll need to make Chocolate chips banana oats

How to Make?

  • Combine the rolled oats, cocoa powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, vanilla extract, milk, chopped banana, and honey in a mason jar or container with a lid.
Add chopped bananas in the jar
  • Stir everything together until well combined.
Mix everything to make delicious, chocolate banana, overnight oats
  • Secure the lid on the jar and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or ideally overnight.
  • In the morning, stir your oats well. Add more milk if the mixture seems too thick to reach your desired consistency.
  • Top with sliced bananas, chocolate chips, or your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
Banana overnight oats in two jars

Serving Suggestions

  • Nuts and seeds: Chopped walnuts, almonds, or chia seeds for crunch and extra protein.
  • Creamy topping: For creaminess, add a dollop of Greek yogurt or, for a vegan option, some non-dairy yogurt.
  • Extra flavor: A drizzle of coconut cream or a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder for an extra flavor boost.
  • Fruity fun: Use fresh or dried fruit like berries, mangoes, or peaches to add sweetness and vitamins. The possibilities are endless, so have fun and experiment!

Tips & Variations

  • Banana: Ripe bananas are best as they add more sweetness and creaminess. If your bananas aren’t quite ripe, microwave them for a few seconds to soften them.
  • Milk: You can use any milk you like, whether it’s dairy, almond, oat, or another non-dairy alternative.
  • Sweetener: Honey is a great natural sweetener, but you can also use maple syrup, agave nectar, or a few drops of stevia to taste.
  • Protein Boost: Add a scoop of protein powder to your oats for an extra protein punch.
  • Cacao Powder: If you can’t find cocoa powder, use regular unsweetened cocoa powder instead. But be careful because it has a stronger chocolate taste, so you might want to use less.
  • Toppings: Here are some ideas: chopped nuts, shredded coconut, a drizzle of nut butter, a dollop of Greek yogurt, or a sprinkle of granola.
Two Overnight Oats Chocolate Banana topped with chocolate chips
How long will chocolate banana and overnight oats last?

Chocolate banana overnight oats will be the most delicious and have the best texture if you eat them within 3 days.

How long do the oats have to be in the fridge before consumption?

You don’t have to wait a whole night for overnight oats! While they get softer and creamier the longer they sit, they’re perfectly fine to eat after just 6 hours in the fridge. So, if you make them before bed, they’ll be delicious and ready to grab in the morning.

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Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

You'll love these Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats. They're super delicious and so easy to make! Just chop a banana and mix it with some cocoa powder, oats, honey and milk. In just a few minutes before bed, you can whip this up and have a delicious breakfast waiting for you in the morning!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup Rolled oats
  • 3/4 tablespoon Cacao powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Milk, use dairy or almond/oats milk
  • 1/2 Banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Honey

Toppings

Instructions 

  • Combine the rolled oats, cocoa powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, vanilla extract, milk, chopped banana, and honey in a jar or container with a lid.
  • Stir everything together until well combined.
  • Secure the lid on the jar and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or ideally overnight.
  • In the morning, stir your oats well. If the mixture seems too thick, add more milk to reach your desired consistency.
  • Top with sliced bananas, chocolate chips, or your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Notes

Banana: Ripe bananas are best as they add more sweetness and creaminess. If your bananas aren’t quite ripe, microwave them for a few seconds to soften them.
Milk: You can use any milk you like, whether it’s dairy, almond, oat, or another non-dairy alternative.
Sweetener: Honey is a great natural sweetener, but you can also use maple syrup, agave nectar, or a few drops of stevia to taste.
Protein Boost: Add a scoop of protein powder to your oats for an extra protein punch.
Toppings: Here are some ideas: chopped nuts, shredded coconut, a drizzle of nut butter, a dollop of Greek yogurt, or a sprinkle of granola.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 11gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 605mgFiber: 7gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 236IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 183mgIron: 2mg

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
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I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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