Chocolate Banana Bread Overnight Oats

by Christin Gillespie

Get ready for the best vegan chocolate overnight oats you’ve ever had. This Chocolate Banana Bread Overnight Oats recipe taste just like chocolate chip banana bread. It’s easy to make, requires simple, wholesome ingredients, and is the perfect portable breakfast recipe. Be sure to make two—you’ll want it all week long!

A small white bowl filled with chocolate banana bread oatmeal topped with sliced banana, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and a drizzle of melted chocolate. Sitting on white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

If you are looking for an easy, make-ahead breakfast, this is going to be your new favorite recipe! This Chocolate Banana Bread Overnight Oats recipe is cool, creamy, and so simple to make. Simply whip up a batch before bed and wake up to a delicious breakfast without having to cook anything. The combo is amazing, it seriously tastes just like chocolate chip banana bread (click for recipe)!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Overnight oats take no time to make, just 5 minutes.
  • This breakfast is loaded with rich chocolate and sweet banana, so it tastes like a delicious treat.
  • It’s a vegan overnight oats recipe.
  • Plus, it’s a gluten-free overnight oats recipe.

Key Ingredients

  • Rolled OatsRolled oats, also known as old fashioned oats, are the best kind of oats to use for overnight oats, because they absorb the liquid the best. However, if you only have quick oats on hand, you can use them too!
  • Cacao PowderTo make the oats chocolatey! If you don’t have cacao powder, you can use cocoa powder or even vegan chocolate protein powder.
  • Banana: Adding half of a ripe banana to the recipe makes this breakfast sweet. Also, the riper the banana, the sweeter your breakfast will be.
  • Maple Syrup: Just a little to sweeten the oats. You can also sub the maple syrup for coconut sugar.
  • Dark Chocolate Chips:  I love adding chocolate chips! You can also add cacao nibs if you don’t have non-dairy chocolate chips on hand!
  • CinnamonJust a dash to spice up and infuse this oats recipe!
  • Chia seedsChia seeds are a good source of protein and help with absorbing the liquid.
  • FlaxseedsFlaxseeds are loaded with nutrients, high in omega-3 fats, rich in dietary fiber, and you can’t even taste them. They are completely optional, so no problem if you don’t have them…yet!
  • Maca Powder: Completely optional, but adds some superfood power to your morning!
  • Non-dairy Milk: Any non-dairy milk will work. I personally used unseewetend almond milk in this recipe.
1/2 cup of rolled oats, a ripe banana, chia seeds, cacao powder, chocolate chips, maca powdert, and flaxseeds in a glass bowl, and maple syrup in a glass bowl, and non-dairy milk in a glass bowl, all sitting on a white marble counter.

How to make Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are probably the easiest and fastest breakfast to make. Thus, they’re the perfect breakfast for when you’re on the go. All it takes is few easy steps to prepare this Chocolate Banana Bread Overnight Oats.

  • Make the chocolate banana milk. In a medium bowl, mash the banana, then add the non-dairy milk, maple syrupcacao powder, cinnamon, Maca powder, chia seeds, and flaxseeds. Mix well until you achieve chocolate banana milk.
  • Add the oats & dark chocolate chips. Stir in rolled oats and dark chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate. Transfer to a glass jar or container and place in fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Enjoy. Once ready to serve feel free to add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
A glass mixing bowl comprised of non-dairy milk, rolled oats, maple syrup, dark chocolate chips, cacao powder, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and Maca Powder, and rolled oats mixed together on a white marble counter.

Tips for making this overnight oats recipe perfectly

Overnight oats are easy to make, but be sure to follow these tips to ensure a breakfast treat.

  • Use rolled oats for a chewy texture or quick oats for a softer texture.
  • Be sure to mix together the wet ingredients, before adding in the dry ingredients.
  • For preparation, mix this recipe in large bowl, because it’s easier to stir.
  • Be sure your banana is ripe. The more ripe your banana is, the sweeter your oats will be~

Overnight Oats Toppings

Toppings are completely optional, but it takes this overnight oats recipe to the next level! I decorated my breakfast oats with with banana slices, a drizzle of dark chocolate chips, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and dark chocolate chips. However, if that suit your fancy, then here are some additional topping ideas:

A small white bowl filled with chocolate banana bread oatmeal topped with sliced banana, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and a drizzle of melted chocolate. Sitting on white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Substitutions

  • If you don’t have flaxseeds, you can double the amount of chia seeds, or completely omit.
  • Use any of your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened almond milk, but you can certainly use cashew or cashew milk.
  • You can use cacao powder, cocoa powder, or even vegan chocolate protein powder in this recipe.
  • Maca powder is completely optional!
  • Cacao nibs can be used in place of the non-dairy dark chocolate chips.

Overnight Oats FAQs

ARE OVERNIGHT OATS HEALTHY?

Overnight oats are a wonderful breakfast option! They’re loaded with fiber and give you lasting energy throughout the morning. The addition of the cacao powder, Maca powder, chia seeds, and flaxseeds in this recipe also provide some extra nutrients and essential minerals for you.

HOW LONG DO OVERNIGHT OATS LAST?

Typically, overnight oats last for 4-5 days in the fridge, however they’re best to be enjoyed within a couple of days, since the oats will become softer in texture.

DO YOU EAT THEM HOT OR COLD?

However you want! Overnight oats are typically enjoyed cold. However, if you’re not a fan of cold breakfasts, then just pop them into the microwave or add them to the stove to heat them up, after they soak overnight.

A short glass jar, filled with chocolate banana bread overnight oats, sitting on a white marble counter, with a lid in the background.

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A small white bowl filled with chocolate banana bread oatmeal topped with sliced banana, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and a drizzle of melted chocolate. Sitting on white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Chocolate Banana Bread Overnight Oats

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Get ready for the best vegan chocolate overnight oats you’ve ever had. This Chocolate Banana Bread Overnight Oats recipe taste just like chocolate chip banana bread. It’s easy to make, requires simple, wholesome ingredients, and is the perfect portable breakfast recipe. Be sure to make two—you’ll want it all week long!


Ingredients

Scale

Optional toppings


Instructions

  • Make the chocolate banana milk. In a medium bowl, mash the banana, then add the non-dairy milk, maple syrupcacao powder, cinnamon, Maca powder, chia seeds, and flaxseeds. Mix well until you achieve chocolate banana milk.
  • Add the oats & dark chocolate chips. Stir in rolled oats and dark chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate. Transfer to a glass jar or container and place in fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Enjoy. The next morning enjoy as is or garnish with with banana slices, a drizzle of dark chocolate chips, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and dark chocolate chips. 

Notes

  • Use rolled oats for a chewy texture or quick oats for a softer texture.
  • You can use cacao powder, cocoa powder, or even vegan chocolate protein powder in this recipe.
  • Use any of your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened coconut milk, but you can certainly use almond or cashew milk.
  • Include your favorite non-dairy milk yogurt in this recipe. I used coconut yogurt for this recipe, but you can use your favorite yogurt.
  • For preparation, mix this recipe in large bowl, because it’s easier to stir.
  • Begin by mixing the non-dairy milk, coconut yogurt, maple syrupcacao powdershredded coconutchia seeds, and flaxseeds in a large bowl, before adding the oats. This ensures that there is no clumps in your overnight oats.
  • Flaxseeds are optional and can be replaced with more chia seeds.
  • Top with any of your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 366kcal
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 70mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 63g
  • Protein: 13g

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