Strawberry Banana Overnight Oatmeal
My favorite meal of the day is breakfast, and regardless of how busy I am, or how late I get out of bed, I always make the time for breakfast.
Breakfast gives your body a jump start on the day. Depending on what you eat, it can give you enough protein and fiber to keep your body full and fueled to stay with you until lunchtime, helping you to avoid the urge to snack. Plus having breakfast gives you the energy to get moving and be productive instead of feeling sluggish. When you’re feeling sluggish you tend to grab quick foods that won’t just bring you down, but can cause havoc in you body and fatten you up.
If you’re one of those individuals that’s always running late in the morning, and getting your kids to school on time, you owe it to yourself to try Overnight Oatmeal!
Having the family in for the holidays? Make a batch of Overnight Oatmeal! You can be sure when your guests wake up, breakfast will be waiting for them.
My favorite way to have oatmeal is with blueberries and cinnamon each and every morning. However, my husband loves strawberry and banana dishes, so I decided to make this for him – I loved it as well.
Whether you make this in one batch, or divide it out among individual containers or Mason jars for each to take their own, you can’t go wrong.
In the morning, take the oats out of the refrigerator so they have time to reach room temperature, unless you like it cold. If desired, add some extra fruit, nuts, raisins and cinnamon to the top, or whatever suits your taste.
What could be better than waking up to a nice healthy bowl of oats waiting for you?
Feel free to change up this recipe any way you please by subbing out or combining:
- rolled outs > gluten free oats
- chia seeds > flax seeds > pumpkin seeds > almonds > walnuts > pecans
- strawberries & bananas > pumpkin > blueberries > raspberries > blackberries
- maple syrup > agave syrup > honey
- almond milk > coconut milk > skim or regular milk
Below is the recipe, I hope you’ll give it a try……………
Strawberry Banana Overnight Oatmeal
- 3 cups rolled oats or gluten free rolled oats
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 10 oz fresh or frozen strawberries
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp agave syrup or maple syrup
- 4 cups almond milk
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the dried ingredients and set aside. In a blender or food processor, add the strawberries and bananas. Blend until the fruits are liquefied.
- Add the fruit mixture, milk and syrup to the dried ingredients and mix together. Cover the mixture and place it in the refrigerator overnight. Serve the next morning with extra chopped nuts, fresh fruit, or as desired.
Notes: Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
Hi Vicki, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day too. I like the fact that you can make this the night before. Love oatmeal.
Love overnight oatmeal! This would be great for my frozen blueberries too.
Have oatmeal almost every morning, love it. I usually use steel cut oats though. I make them “overnight” too – bring 3 c water to a boil, remove from heat, stir in 1 c steel cut oats. Cover and let sit out overnight – next morning, add 1 c water and cook for 5 minutes. I’m sure it would be just as tasty with your ingredients added! Never thought of adding banana, coconut and/or chia – although we do add berries 🙂
We love breakfast too — so much we often have breakfast for dinner. 😉 Although oatmeal is pretty much a morning only thing for us. Haven’t done an overnight version in eons — need to again. Yours looks terrific! Thanks.
I must eat breakfast, too. This sounds heartier than what I usually grab–and it would be fabulous to have a batch in the fridge ready to go for a few days!