One of my very favorite breakfasts to enjoy when that sunshine hits are no cook overnight oats. I call this particular version my OG recipe because it’s been on the blog for over 5 years and still happens to be one of my very favorite ways to enjoy overnight oats.
Just imagine banana overnight oats (that taste like banana bread!) with bites of fresh strawberries and a swirl of nutty almond butter in every single bite. If you’ve never experienced overnight oats before, it’s time to give them a try because this flavor combo is UNREAL.
Ingredients in almond butter, strawberry & banana overnight oats
This protein-packed overnight oats recipe combines one of my favorite combos: strawberries, bananas and almond butter. It only takes a few ingredients to make plus there is absolutely ZERO cooking required! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Banana: for that strawberry banana flavor and a natural sweetness in these overnight oats. Make sure it’s a ripe banana.
- Almond milk: or any milk will work in this recipe.
- Yogurt: I love using a vanilla greek yogurt in this recipe, but feel free to use any kinda you like. The yogurt adds the perfect boost of protein. Dairy free yogurt would also work well!
- Rolled oats: feel free to use gluten free rolled oats but I wouldn’t recommend steel cut oats as the texture will be different. I find that rolled oats are the best to use for overnight oats recipes.
- Chia seeds: not only do chia seeds add healthy fats & fiber to the strawberry banana overnight oats recipe, but they’ll also help to thicken them a bit for the perfect texture.
- Fresh strawberries: you’ll love the fresh strawberries mixed right into the overnight oats and then added on top when you’re ready to enjoy!
- Almond butter: I love adding a dollop of natural almond butter on top of these overnight oats when I’m ready to enjoy. You can use any nut butter you’d like in here, and even make your own like this amazing recipe.
How to make strawberry banana overnight oats
- Add mashed banana, almond milk and greek yogurt to a medium bowl and stir until well combined and creamy.
- Stir in oats, chia seeds and strawberries. Divide evenly into two mason jars or plastic containers, then cover and place in fridge overnight.
- Once ready to serve, top each overnight oats serving with 1 tablespoon of almond butter and a few extra banana slices & strawberries, if desired. If you like crunch, add chia seeds and even some of my healthy chunky homemade granola on top!
Do you have to cook overnight oats?
Nope! The oats expand and ‘cook’ overnight as they soak up the liquid from the yogurt and milk. I told you they were magical. They’re actually magically creamy, flavorful and oh so perffffffffffect.
Are overnight oats healthy?
These almond butter, strawberry and banana overnight oats make the perfect breakfast because they’re a wonderful balance of healthy fats, fiber, carbs and protein. They’re also naturally sweetened from fruit, so they won’t spike your blood sugar as much. I love them after an intense workout because they keep me feeling full and satisfied until lunch.
Customize your overnight oats
Feel free to add different mix-ins to these strawberry banana overnight oats like:
- flaxseed meal
- hemp seeds
- homemade granola
- mini chocolate chips (yum!)
- sliced almonds
How to store banana overnight oats
The great part about this healthy strawberry banana overnight oats recipe is that they’ll stay good in the refrigerator in an airtight container or mason jar for up to 5 days. This makes them portable and easy to enjoy on-the-go during busy weekdays. Just be sure to give them a good stir if they’ve been sitting for a couple of days and/or add another splash of almond milk.
Can you eat overnight oats warm?
Yep! I typically eat these strawberry banana overnight oats cold, but if you prefer your oats warm you can feel free to heat them up in the microwave for a minute or two before eating them. Just be sure to stir after heating them so that the consistency remains the same.
I hope you love these strawberry banana overnight oats! If you make this recipe, be sure to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram. We’d also love if you would leave a comment below and rate the recipe. We appreciate you! xo.
Almond Butter, Strawberry & Banana Overnight Oats with Chia
Delicious strawberry and banana overnight oats made with chia seeds, greek yogurt and a drizzle of creamy almond butter. This protein-packed strawberry banana overnight oats recipe is an easy make-ahead breakfast that will keep you full and satisfied!
- 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
- 1 1/4 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla or plain greek yogurt (dairy free yogurt also works)
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 10 strawberries, diced
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
Add banana, almond milk and vanilla greek yogurt to a medium bowl and stir until well combined and creamy. Stir in oats, chia seeds and strawberries. Divide evenly into two mason jars or plastic containers, then cover and place in fridge overnight.
Once ready to serve, top each overnight oat serving with 1 tablespoon of almond butter and a few extra banana slices and/or strawberries, if desired. If you like crunch, add chia seeds.
To make dairy free: Use dairy free yogurt instead of greek yogurt.
To store: store these overnight oats in the refrigerator in an airtight container or mason jar for up to 5 days. Give them a good stir if they've been sitting for a couple of days and/or add another splash of almond milk.
More oatmeal recipes you’ll love:
Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
Cottage Cheese Banana Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
We need to have an overnight oatmeal party. STAT. SOOOOO PRETTY.
I haven’t jumped on the overnight oats band wagon yet, but this recipe just looks too good not to try! Great recipe!
yuuuummmm. all my favorite things in one!!
Love me some overnight oats! These look amazingggggg <3 I love the jars!
LOVE!! This is the breakfast I pretty much have everyday in the summer when it’s too warm for my bowl of steel cut oats. I love to mash my banana into the mix for a natural sweetner. Your photos are so pretty too!!
Now I could wake up to these overnight oats. This doesn’t look like breakfast, it looks like dessert but is healthy enough for breakfast. I am going to have to try this out since I make so many variations of overnight oats.
Would you be able to share any recipes for overnight oats. I am just starting to try this stuff. The above recipe will be my first tomorrow.
Hi Mandy! Try this overnight oat recipe, too 🙂 Hope you enjoy both!
Thank you, loved them both!
I’m all for anything that’s no cooking! 🙂
This would totally fall into the dessert category for me! Love the bananas and almond butter together!
Don’t worry, I have yet to make overnight oats at all but yours looks sooooo good I have to stop making excuses and try them!
Ohhhh yummy!! I love a good overnight oat recipe – this looks killer!!
I love that there’s mashed banana for sweetness, and also that there’s extra fruit too (I always feel a little sad when I can taste the fruit but there’s no chunky bits to excite me).
This looks so delicious and so healthy!
I’m an overnight oats lovin’ lady, too! Without the cat. 😀
One can never have too many overnight oats recipes, though. I LOVE the addition of almond butter!
You know what? I have NEVER had overnight oats. I know, terrible health food blogger award goes to me. But I am obsessed with that almondmilk, and all these flavours are sounding like breakfast…tomorrow 😉 Pinned!
Almond Breeze is my favorite! Love overnight oats. I should make it more often!
I love how I could probably eat tons of this and still feel amazing!
Can’t wait to try it!! looks delicious
I love overnight oats and this is a great recipe! Is the nutritional information for both servings or just one??
It’s for one serving. It’ll definitely keep you full until lunch! 🙂
I’ve only had overnight oats once or twice which is just CRAZY since I love oats for breakfast and am totally lazy in the morning. WHERE HAVE I BEEN?! Need to get these into my mornings asap!
Just made this last night and it came out great! Although I accidentally got steel cut oats instead of rolled oats. I would def make that swap next time. Steel cut are a little chewier. 🙂
Just made and can’t wait to have for breakfast! I tasted some even before putting in the refrigerator and it was super yummy after it sits overnight it will be amusingly yummy for sure!!!
Hi! Are the gluten free oats necessary or a preference? Thanks!
Great idea, it looks delicious! Do they stay good long enough to have the second serving next day? (y’know, bananas and browning… lol)
Looks delicious! Is the greek yogurt necessary? Is there a diary free option if it is?
Looks amazingggg!! How can i make this hot instead, my boyfriend’s not a fan of cold oatmeal? 😌 Or can I microwave it in the morning? 😍
Looks so appetizing. Quick question? For me to determine how many calories I need to know how big (ounces) are your jars.
I like overnight Oates, but I like them hot. I add 1/2 cup oates to jar, fill with almond milk to cover Oates and place in frig overnight. In the morning shake and heat. Then add banana, strawberries and almond.butter. By soaking ovenight, they cook quickly.
Can you skip the almonf butter?
Can I substitute steel cut oats for the rolled oats?
I really love overnight Oats. I have been searching for a good recipe and found yours. I never knew that we can dd almond butter to overnight oats. I do add bananas, milk, yogurt and basil seeds. I will add Chia seeds as per your recommendation. I think Chia seeds will be very nutritious and filling.
Great! I hope you enjoy this recipe 🙂
I made 4 servings of this oatmeal this week and I LOVED it! It’s super quick to throw together. I love how easy it is to grab and go during busy mornings. Just top it with almond butter and you’re out the door! I can see this becoming a staple in my meal prep routine. Thank you for the great recipe!
Amazing!! Agreed – love this as a grab and go breakfast. Enjoy!
just made for breakfast in the morning, only substitution was using powdered almond butter to lower the cals a little. Excited for the morning
Best breakfast! Hope you loved it!
Hi! Will it be okay if I added the almond butter to the mixture right away?
Hi! Yes, that should be fine 🙂
one of the best overnight oat recipes on Ambitious Kitchen!
Thanks for a delicious breakfast! I didn’t have vanilla yogurt, so I added a bit of vanilla extract to my plain yogurt. I love how creamy it is! This is a vast improvement on my regular overnight oats.
Perfect! Great idea!
This was one of the first overnight oats recipes I found when I started eating them several years ago, and it’s remained one of my favorites, and actually your other OO recipes are also faves of mine too :). Great mix of all the good stuff I need to keep me full and blood sugar stable all morning til lunchtime–which many OO recipes online do not have, a lot are too sweet or don’t have enough protein, and this is perfect. Thanks!!
Very good, easy to make and creamy!
Next time I will try to make it dairy free.
Thank you! <3
Perfect! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
Oh my gosh! These are DELICIOUS…topped with your maple pecan butter and geez my tastebuds were thrown’ a part!
Love that!! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
I make these overnight oats basically every weekend to have ready for the week! This is by far the best overnight oats recipe I have ever made. It comes out perfectly! Tonight, I tried adding flax meal to it!
Love that! Great idea to add some flax 🙂
This is absolutely delicious!!!
I made it for the first time last week, it was a total hit for my family!!! I alternate the butter from Almond to Hazelnut or Peanut butter, delicious with all of them.
Now I’ll be making it every other night!
Amazing! Glad the whole family loved them 🙂
I love this overnight oats recipe! It was the first overnight oats recipe I tried and I’ve been making it ever since! I usually meal prep 4 of these at time so I can have breakfast ready to go Monday- Thursday. I don’t usually add the strawberries and almond butter as they are expensive where I live, but everything else is generally the same! For 4 servings I use two smashed bananas, 2 cups of milk, 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, 2 cups oats, two tablespoons chia seeds, and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. I store them in mason jars and they stay good for 4-5 days in the fridge!
Never liked overnight oats until trying this recipe!!
OMG so happy these ones converted you! Yay!
Love this recipe! It’s what got me into overnight oats
Made last night and had this morning for breakfast. Was AMAZING! Easy to make, tasted great. Big portion, super filling. The peanut butter addition was very tasty. I will be adding to my regular overnight oats rotation.
Awesome!! So happy you tried and loved them, Amy! 🙂
I absolutely love your recipes they are sort healthy and nutritious, I feel great and losing weight but loving every meal. Especially all the sweet treats
I’m so happy you’re enjoying them, Kimberley! That makes me so happy 🙂 Thank you for letting me know!
this was my first overnight oats try and they are delicious!! I feel like the almond butter is a must, Such delicious flavors and so easy to take to work and eat when I”m ready. Thanks for great recipe.
Aw I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks, Katy 🙂
This recipe is fantastic. Perfect creaminess and flavors are on POINT. I knew I would like it but I was surprised by how such a simple breakfast could be so perf. Thanks for my new fav go to easy breakfast. 5 min to make, saved time in the morning 🙂
YAY I’m so happy you loved it, Bridgette!! Yes such a quick and easy bfast 🙂
I had about a tablespoon of almond butter left in my jar so I just made a half recipe and mixed it up right in the jar to make sure I don’t waste a drop! I used plain coconut yogurt and less maple syrup since I don’t like my oats as sweet. Can’t go wrong with the classic strawberry banana combo, and the almond butter adds such a good flavor!
SUCH a great idea to make this right in the almond butter jar! Thanks for sharing, Melissa 🙂