Easy Banana Overnight Oats

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These Banana Overnight Oats are so simple to make, they just may become your new favorite make-ahead breakfast recipe! You can’t beat waking up to find this delicious yet easy breakfast ready and waiting!

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Banana Overnight Oats

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I’m all about an easy breakfast, especially when I can make it the night before! From egg muffins to breakfast casseroles, if there’s a breakfast recipe that lets me sleep in a few extra minutes, I’m all in (can you tell I’m NOT a morning person?).

Banana Overnight Oats

That’s why I love these banana overnight oats. They only take a few minutes to make the night before and then when I wake up, all I need to do is grab a spoon. It really doesn’t get much easier than that!

Just start with old fashioned rolled oats in a pint size mason jar

and add milk.

Rolled oats with milk

Next, add salt, sweetener and a mashed banana.

Mixing oats in banana overnight oats

Finally, add vanilla, cinnamon and pecans.

Banana overnight oats with nuts

Refrigerate overnight and when you wake up, your banana overnight oats will be waiting for you!

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The beauty of these is that you can eat them cold or warm them up in the microwave. Either way, they’ll be so delish!

Banana Bread Overnight Oats on spoon

Are overnight oats healthy?

Yes, overnight oats contain lots of fiber, protein, omega 3, potassium and magnesium. Plus, according to Eat This, Not That, you’ll feel full and burn more fat. If you’re looking for more delicious way to work oats into your diet, you’ll want to give these healthy oatmeal cookies a try too!

Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?

It’s totally up to you. Overnight oats can be enjoyed either way!

What kind of oats are best for overnight oats?

Use old-fashioned rolled oats for a smooth, less chewy texture. You can use steel-cut oats but they will have a more dense, chewy consistency.

How long do overnight oats stay good?

You can store overnight oats for up to five days in an airtight container.

Banana Bread Overnight Oats in jar

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5 from 2 votes

Banana Overnight Oats

Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Breakfast doesn't get much easier than these banana overnight oats! Make them the night before and breakfast is ready and waiting when you wake up!


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sweetener
  • 1 small, ripe banana mashed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup coursely chopped pecans


  • Mix ingredients in a pint size jar and seal tightly.
    1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats, 1/2 cup milk, 1/8 tsp salt, 1 tsp sweetener, 1 small, ripe banana, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/8 cup coursely chopped pecans
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy cold or warm in the microwave for one minute.


Use old-fashioned rolled oats for a smooth, less chewy texture. You can use steel-cut oats but they will have a more dense, chewy consistency.


Serving: 16oz | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 2mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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There are so many different ways you can make overnight oats but these banana overnight oats are definitely one of my favorites! What do you put in your overnight oats?

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