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Chia Banana Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are a breakfast staple in our family! My kids even request them as an afternoon snack.  I like the simplicity of this recipe – no cooking, only a few ingredients, and you can make it in bulk for the week.  Some people enjoy them cold but I prefer them warm.

Ingredients:overnight oats

  • 2 cups oats (uncooked, old fashioned)
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup nuts (I prefer walnuts)

This is a great balanced starter recipe.  If you want to personalize it, play around with adding these optional ingredients: cinnamon, vanilla extract, shredded coconut, flax meal, fruit, dried fruit, nuts/nut butter or stevia (for extra sweetness).

Directions:  I found that it is easiest if I use a blender.  Blend milk, banana, and chia seeds (to unleash the healthy fats).  Next add the nuts to your blender for a few pulses for smaller pieces. Pour this lumpy liquid mixture over the oats and stir well.  Refrigerate in a sealed container.  They should be ready in a few hours and they can last for at least 3-4 days.  If the oatmeal absorbed too much liquid overnight, just add more.

I usually recommend approximately 3/4 cup for a basic serving size.  This recipe makes a large bowl, approximately 6-8 servings.

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  1. March 7, 2017 at 7:26 am #

    looks good, can’t wait to try it.

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