Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats
Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats is the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for your busy mornings. This healthy mixture tastes more like a decadent dessert than a healthy breakfast.
Last week I traded my traditional warm bowl of oatmeal and hot coffee for jazzed-up overnight oats and cold-brewed coffee.
What’s the old saying… Out with the old and in with the new? I’m more than ready for fresh produce, seasonal salads, and a plethora of sweet fruit.
Strawberries are usually the first seasonal fruit to hit the shelves in my local grocery store and farmers’ market. Bright red, sweet, and juicy. I have been craving fresh fruit all winter. Sure, frozen fruit is readily available year round, but nothing beats the flavor of fruit at its peak.
Every spring I push my bowls to the back of the cabinet and reach for my mason jars in preparation for a season of overnight oats.
I’m extremely predictable in the morning. I wake up and head straight for my coffee counter where I begin preparing a very large mug of coffee. You read that right–I have a small portion of countertop dedicated to a variety of coffee paraphernalia. I ditched the coffee maker last year and switched to French-pressed and pour-over coffee in the winter and cold-brewed coffee in the summer. Ditching the coffee maker was the best decision ever. My French press and Chemex make a far more superior cup of coffee.
After my coffee is ready, I turn on my computer and grab a jar of overnight oats from the fridge and begin working. I very seldom stray from the routine.
This healthy breakfast option tastes more like a rich dessert than a healthy jar of creamy oats. As soon as I shoveled the first spoonful into my mouth, my thoughts went straight to cake. I remember thinking, “Oh. My. Word. This jar of oats tastes like cake.” Now my fridge is stocked to the brim with mason jars full of strawberry banana overnight oats. It’s a glorious thing.
I truly believe that it’s the vanilla almond milk that attributes to the cake-like flavor of this recipe. I’ve made it with regular almond milk and cow’s milk and it didn’t taste the same. Also, the strawberry banana Greek yogurt is key. I wouldn’t skip it.
Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats
A creamy mixture packed full of protein, fiber, and nutritious fruit. This grab-and-go breakfast will be a weekly staple in your refrigerator.
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 (5.6-ounce) container strawberry-banana Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 4 strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 small banana sliced
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
- In a small bowl, combine oats, yogurt, almond milk, and honey. Stir to combine.
- Fold in sliced strawberries and bananas. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container or mason jar. Top with toasted almonds.
- Allow the mixture to chill in the refriferator overnight.
- If you can't find strawberry-banana Greek yogurt, you can substitute plain, strawberry, or banana Greek yogurt. If you use plain Greek yogurt, you may need to add extra honey.
- Any type of milk will work in this recipe. I prefer the vanilla almond milk and beleive it tastes the best in this recipe.
- You can add or decrease the amount of honey you use depending on your preference. If you don't like honey, you can substitute maple syrup.