This Banana Coconut Overnight Oats recipe combines two of my favorite ingredients to create a creamy delicious healthy make-ahead breakfast recipe.
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.
Overnight oats recipes are about as easy as it gets.
First, overnight oats don’t require cooking so all you need to do is throw everything in a mason jar, stick it in the fridge, and the oats are ready to eat in the 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’re still on the fence with overnight oats then check out my easy overnight oats guide for step by step instructions and all my favorite healthy overnight oats recipes.
It doesn’t get easier than this Banana Coconut overnight oats recipe. In fact, if you use these ingredients often then I bet you already have everything in your pantry.
How to Make Banana Coconut Overnight Oats
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!
Here’s everything you need to make Banana Coconut Overnight Oats
Rolled oats – that’s the oats part of the recipe.
Coconut extract – if you want a stronger coconut flavor
Pure vanilla extract
16 ounce mason jars – to store the overnight oats in.
Plastic mason jar lids – because the metal ones will rust at some point.
More overnight oats recipes
- 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
- 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.
- Remove lid and stir the oats. Add in more coconut milk till loosen up the oats. Sprinkle more coconut on top. Enjoy.
Recipe can be made up to 3-4 days ahead of time.
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