I love my overnight oats. Sometimes I think I wake up because my oats are calling my name. You might think I’m a bit overly obsessed but let me tell you they are the perfect breakfast to have in the mornings when you don’t have time to/don’t feel like making anything, but don’t want to sacrifice your health. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you better feed your body right, from the start.
I have so many overnight oat recipes that I’ve created, and I’ll share more of them later. But for now, allow me to introduce my go to, BANANA CINNAMON COFFEE overnight oats. As with many of my recipes, each of the ingredients are selected for a purpose, so that the ingredients list doesn’t contain any unnecessary bells and whistles.
Here it is:
Time: 5 minutes active (yes, actually 5 minutes I timed it :)), 7-8 hours fridge overnight
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp. chia seeds (or sub flax seeds)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp instant coffee powder (equivalent to about 1/2 cup coffee worth of caffeine)
1/2 cup + a little bit more almond milk (or milk of choice)
honey to taste
optional toppings: almond slivers, dark chocolate chips, etc.
1.) In a mason jar or some resealable jar, mash the banana. Add oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, coffee powder, honey, and milk.
2.) Screw on the lid and shake until well combined (or you could be fancy and mix with a spoon).
3.) Pop it in the fridge, and enjoy right out of the jar the next morning! (ideally 7-8 hours in the fridge, but the timing is flexible)
Yeah, that’s it. Just a throw everything in a jar and shake kind of recipe. You DO NOT have to have any kind of cooking skill to make this oatmeal, and it turns out creamy and satisfying every time!! You can heat it up in the morning as well, but I find cold/room temp oats to be just fine. I even have overnight oats for snack sometimes 😛
Let me know if you try out this recipe and your thoughts! Happy oatmeal eating 🙂