This strawberry banana overnight oats recipe is the best for a quick and easy healthy breakfast! Made with quick cooking oats, chia seeds, greek yogurt, and almond milk, these overnight oats pack a protein punch to keep you full until your next meal!
Life is busy. There’s overnight oats for that. Seriously though, are you looking for a quick, on-the-go breakfast that you can prep ahead of time and not have to worry about making in the morning?
That’s where overnight oats come into the picture. Especially these strawberry banana overnight oats which are packed with protein, healthy fats to keep you full and fresh strawberries and bananas for sweetness.
Even better is the fact that you can triple this batch and make enough for the whole week so that you’re setting yourself up with healthy breakfast options all week. It’s a win-win situation for you and your hunger.
Ingredients in strawberry banana overnight oats
Quick Cooking Oats – you can also use rolled oats but we used quick cooking here! I find that they get fluffier and absorb more liquid, and personally prefer the texture but either work well!
Greek yogurt – any kind of greek yogurt or regular yogurt will work here. In this recipe, vanilla greek yogurt is used. It is sweeter than plain, so if you are working with plain yogurt you will need to add a sweetener. Honey would be great!
Almond milk – a non-dairy alternative to regular cows milk. Any form of milk will work here. Only have regular, coconut, or cashew? They all work!
Chia seeds – this is a key ingredient in overnight oats! chia seeds help to absorb some of the liquid and give overnight oats that chewy, hearty consistency. They are also full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, iron, fiber, and calcium.
Fresh strawberries and banana – fresh fruit is delicious in overnight oats and for this rendition, we use both strawberries and bananas.
How to store overnight oats
Storing overnight oats is easy. All you need is some sort of container to store them in. Typically, I will either wrap the overnight oats in a small bowl that will fit in the fridge, or I will put the oats in a jar for eating the next day.
I like putting them in a jar because then you can just grab them the next morning and take them on-the-go, which is always a huge time saver.
Overnight oats the next day
When getting your oats out of the fridge the next day, I always recommend topping them off with a splash of almond milk. Since they sit overnight and really absorb most liquid, a little bit of liquid brings them back to life.
If you’re eating them on the go and don’t have time for this, the oats will be just fine as is! Just mix them up really well!
Adding sliced bananas and strawberries and other toppings like nut butter and chia seeds is a great way to up the satiety of overnight oats. I’m a big fan of adding fruit and peanut butter to these for an almost PB&J vibe.
Other mix-ins for strawberry banana overnight oats
If you make these strawberry banana overnight oats and want to add in other mix-ins, go for it! These would be delicious with nuts or dried fruit. I also like to top my oats with granola for an added crunch.
The options are endless with overnight oat varieties. In the photos, I also topped it with my easy chia jam.
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If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt (or plain but you may want to add 1 tbsp of maple syrup or honey for sweetness)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup diced strawberries + more for topping
- 1 ripe banana, save half for topping
*I also added some of my easy chia jam in the pictures
- In a bowl, mix together oats, yogurt, almond milk, and chia seeds.
- In a small microwaveable bowl, add diced strawberries and warm for about 30 seconds or until you are able to mash them up with a back of a fork.
- Add mashed strawberries to oat mixture and stir to combine.
- Place in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- In the morning, add half of a very mashed banana and then stir.
- Top with more sliced bananas and strawberries.
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