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:
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.
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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.