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Banana Nut Overnight Oats

February 9, 2016

Prep your breakfast in 5 minutes or less with these Banana Nut Overnight Oats. Pop them in the fridge overnight for an easy, healthy and nutritious breakfast waiting for you in the morning.

I’m convinced that overnight oats are the gateway drug to healthy food. When I first started dabbling with the idea of cleaning up my diet, shifting my breakfast from fruit loops to oatmeal seemed like an easy-enough transition. And oatmeal that you don’t even have to cook? It was a no-brainer.

Over the years my morning oats have made quite the transformation. They started off pretty basic with just some bananas and nuts before I dove into some crazier flavors like this mocha version or this pumpkin spice latte version. Likewise, my overnight oats photo styling has seemed to have gotten a little fancier…Can you blame me?

But seeing as its THM’s birthday month, I wanted to pay an ode to the good ole’ days and take a walk down overnight oat memory lane. We’re getting back to the classics with these Banana Nut Overnight Oats.

Prep your breakfast in 5 minutes or less with these Banana Nut Overnight Oats. Pop them in the fridge overnight for an easy, healthy and nutritious breakfast waiting for you in the morning.The other morning I woke up and decided to shoot my morning oats. This Banana Nut version is my go-to but I haven’t posted it because I feared it was too basic. I also find myself wanting to dig in and don’t have the patience to style and shoot my breakfast when all I want to do is eat.

These days I almost exclusively photograph midday. I’m testing throughout the week (usually the meals we actually eat that then become recipes on the blog) but once I’ve finalized a recipe I’ll add it to my roster for “shooting day” aka Tuesday midday.

But shooting my breakfast at 8:00 AM was giving me some serious TBT feels. It brought me back to a simpler time (and by simpler I mean far more hectic and chaotic) when I was hustlin’ to get my little bloggy off the ground while working a 9-to-5 job.

Shooting a recipe before work or on the weekends were really my only options.

Prep your breakfast in 5 minutes or less with these Banana Nut Overnight Oats. Pop them in the fridge overnight for an easy, healthy and nutritious breakfast waiting for you in the morning.For obvious reasons I’m glad that my journey has allowed me to not have to balance a million things at once, but I do still hold a lot of love for that time in my life and a degree of envy for my fellow bloggers just starting on their path.

When I talk to new bloggers I’m always filled with so much excitement. They get to start something from scratch and build it entirely themselves from the ground up. And it’s all just beginning.

If you’re a new blogger and have talked with me for more than 5 minutes than you know how passionate I can get about this topic. I become like an old-timer encouraging you to embrace the lustful beginning stages of a new relationship!

I don’t know why this happens since I’m very grateful to be in the position I’m in these days, but waking up early to shoot my breakfast reminds me of when I did something totally out of character and started this corner of the internet. A decision that subsequently changed my life.

But before I start getting all sentimental on you, I encourage you to try something new and different today. Maybe you start a blog, or maybe you try a new breakfast like these Banana Nut Overnight Oats. But whatever you do, remember to enjoy the journey. One day you’re gonna look back at those choices and I hope that you can smile about them.

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Banana Nut Overnight Oats

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 large, ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted*
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (+ more for adding in morning)
  • optional: added maple syrup or honey for extra sweetness**

Instructions

  1. To an airtight container or mason jar add your mashed banana, rolled oats, chia seeds and toasted walnuts.
  2. Top with almond milk, maple syrup + added sweetener (if using) and stir.
  3. Close top and give it a good shake to ensure everything is well-mixed.
  4. Place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  5. In the morning add additional almond milk to thin out (if desired) and top with additional sliced banana and chopped walnuts.

*I highly recommend toasting your walnuts for added flavor. I toast mine in the oven at 350 for around 8 minutes
**whether or not you add this will depend on your tastebuds and how ripe your banana is.

Prep your breakfast in 5 minutes or less with these Banana Nut Overnight Oats. Pop them in the fridge overnight for an easy, healthy and nutritious breakfast waiting for you in the morning.

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    blue
    February 16, 2018 at 6:31 am

    hi, thanks for this recipe! it looks delicious! would you please clarify how many servings it yields?

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 19, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Serves two! Sorry about that. Some serving sizes were dropped when I redesigned that site. Enjoy!

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