Overnight oats. The standard simple make ahead breakfast. They’ve never failed me on those busy mornings.
I usually prep all my breakfast/snacks/meals for work the night before. Usually that means having smoothies ready to blend (aside from the frozen fruit) in the fridge, meals packed (leftovers from dinner), snacks in containers, and overnight oats made ahead of time for the week.
I like to not work in the morning, and the little extra effort the night before pays off.
These overnight oats are just my standard go to recipe. It’s flavourful, filling, and you can customize it as much as you want. I love that the bananas add all of the sweetness without having to add additional honey or maple syrup!
I have the recipe for a double batch provided, but you can increase it to make more for the week if you want!
I love adding in some healthy fats and added protein with almond butter and hemp hearts. It also just makes it taste so much better.
Banana Almond Overnight OatsPrint Recipe
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 2/3 cup rolled oats (gluten free if required)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- 3 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- hemp hearts
- sliced banana
- almond butter
- drizzle of honey
In a bowl, mash the banana. Mix in the almond butter until combined.
Add the oats, coconut milk, hemp hearts, and vanilla. Stir to combine.
Divide into 2 bowls or mason jars. Let sit for 2 hours or overnight.
Add toppings in the morning and enjoy :).
Personalize it up! Add unsweetened coconut! Add chia seeds! If you want to know about the nutrition: 11g protein and 7g fibre per serving without toppings 🙂