A whipped concoction of Greek yogurt and mashed banana; that turns dried oats into a fluffy bowl of oatmeal…. no cooking or heat required. The perfect breakfast treat for warm Summer mornings!

Banana Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal and a tutorial for making the tastiest overnight oats ever!

Yesterday, I mentioned how I cannot get enough of these tasty banana blueberry overnight oats and today I’m sharing my favorite way to enjoy them. There are so many different variations, toppings and add-ins that you can experiment with or you can just make this recipe consider the experimenting done! Of course, if your most loved fruit is strawberries, use diced strawberries instead of or in addition to blueberries. Also, feel free to season with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, almond extract…. the list literally goes on and on. You could even use 1/3 cup of pumpkin instead of banana. See the photo below, for my basic overnight oat ingredient lineup.

Banana Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal and a tutorial for making the tastiest overnight oats ever!

The ingredients and instructions are super simple. I use 1/3 cup of all the basics- almond milk, yogurt and oats and then 1/2 banana (mashed) and 1 tablespoon Chia seeds. I like to add a packet of Stevia to sweeten things up a bit, but you could also add a teaspoon of maple syrup or honey. Stir all ingredients together in a jar, bowl or container…. something that can be covered or has a lid.

Banana Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal and a tutorial for making the tastiest overnight oats ever!

Another option for storage is using an almost empty nut butter jar. Great way to use up the last little bit of peanut butter and add great flavor to your overnight oats. The picture below shows the jar of ingredients stirred together before refrigerating them overnight. I save the other half of my banana for slicing and topping my overnight oats in the morning.

Banana Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal and a tutorial for making the tastiest overnight oats ever!

When you’re on the go in the morning, pull your jar or whatever covered dish you store your overnight oats in, add your favorite toppings and go! See how the oats have thickened up. (see below). I spy my reflection in the spoon…. haha…..

Banana Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal and a tutorial for making the tastiest overnight oats ever!

I topped my overnight oats with fresh blueberries, banana slices, chocolate peanut butter granola and added a splash of almond milk. Some other topping ideas are shredded coconut, chopped nuts, nut butter, dried fruit, chocolate chips {yo!}, jam, seeds, crumbled cereal, crumbled muffin and whatever else your little heart desires. I usually take my oats out of the fridge about 20 minutes before breakfast, to take the chill off. Of course, if you prefer, you can always warm them up in the microwave.

Banana Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal and a tutorial for making the tastiest overnight oats ever!
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Blueberry Banana Overnight Oatmeal
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
 
Nutritious, delicious and super easy make-ahead breakfast idea!
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats gluten-free, if preferred
  • 1/3 cup yogurt for this recipe, I used Chobani blueberry Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk unsweetened vanilla almond milk is my favorite
  • 1/2 of a ripe banana mashed (reserve the other half for slicing and topping oats before eating)
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds optional, but helps to thicken oats
  • 1 packet Stevia or other sweetener optional
  • toppings of your choice I used fresh blueberries for this recipe *wait to top your oats until your ready to eat, not before refrigerating
Instructions
  1. Stir all ingredients (except toppings) together in a jar or other covered dish.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least several hours.
  3. When you're ready for breakfast, take oats out of the fridge, add favorite toppings and enjoy! Easy peasy!
Author: Kim

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