Banana and Coconut Overnight Oats

Banana and Coconut Overnight Oats

If there’s one thing I learned in my 6+ years of creating recipes and sharing them on my blog it’s you all LOVE simple “no frills” meal prep recipes. I’m right there with you, I have no time for complicated and fancy. I want healthy and easy to prepare ahead of time. I’ve said many times that meal prep is the key to losing weight but it can’t be complicated. So, I get it!

Overnight oats is about as easy as it gets. First, overnight oats are no cook so all you need to do is throw everything in a mason jar, stick in the fridge, and it’s ready the next morning. Seriously, a jar of overnight oats takes about 5 minutes to prepare. Second, you can fill overnight oats with any fruit, nuts, or whatever wholesome stir-in you want. I included quinoa in this carrot cake overnight oats recipe. Last, these jars can be made 3-4 days ahead of time so overnight oats are perfect to prepare on meal prep Sunday. If you like oats then give overnight oats a try.

It doesn’t get easier than this Banana and Coconut overnight oats recipe. In fact, if you use these ingredients often then I bet you already have everything in your pantry.

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I started with 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut, 1/2 of a ripe banana, 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon chia seeds. This recipe doesn’t have a very strong coconut flavor. It more subtle and infuses deliciously with the banana. If you want a stronger coconut flavor then use 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon of coconut extract. The chia seeds provide protein and fiber while also helping to thicken up the texture.

Then I mixed all the ingredients together and added a little more coconut milk to make sure all of the oats are completely covered in liquid.

Last, I tightly put the lid on and stored the oats overnight in the refrigerator. See, easy peasy!

In the morning, after giving the oats a couple stirs, I added a little more coconut milk to loosen it up a bit. If you need extra sweetness then add in another 1-2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup. Finally, I sprinkled some unsweetened shredded coconut on top and enjoy. Mmmmm!

I use 16-ounce mason jar containers for all of my overnight oats recipes. You can purchase them at Target, Walmart, or on Amazon.

Banana and Coconut Overnight Oats
 
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Serves: 1 jar
Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ ripe banana, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a 16-ounce mason jar. If needed, add a little more coconut milk until the oats are completed covered in liquid.Tightly place the lid on and store in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Remove lid and stir the oats. Add in more coconut milk till loosen up the oats. Sprinkle more coconut on top. Enjoy.
Notes
Sugar: 18


Make-ahead instructions


Recipe can be made up to 3-4 days ahead of time.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 jar Calories: 334 Fat: 10 Saturated fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 56 Fiber: 9 Protein: 7

 

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