Annnnnnnnd we’re off! To Naples, that is. We are currently on a 9 hour train ride from Palermo and hope to be in the big city by 4pm this evening. There will be pizza for lunch and dinner every day…not kidding.

Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal

We’re taking the train instead of flying because it’s half the price and well, we’re cheap. Worth it? I’ll tell you later. But we ARE on some sort of train that goes on a ferry boat eventually, so that should be interesting.

Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal

We also took an early train, which is fine and all, but since nothing is open in the early mornings for breakfast, we needed some grab and go food! Muffins and granola bars are great for this, but for a 9 hour trip without stopping we wanted something to keep us full.

Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal

Enter these overnight oats! Made in a jar, this breakfast is packed with morning goodness. It’s got loads of oats, chia seeds, yogurt, bananas, and pecans to help keep you full. And what I really love about this recipe, is how customizable it is.

Really, you can swap a lot of the ingredients for your favs or add a few extras on top of what I’ve listed in the recipe. A sprinkle of dried cranberries would have been wise for this, but I forgot. Whoops!

Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal

I absolutely love this breakfast no matter what time of year it is, and I hope you like it too.

It is: creamy, healthy, hearty, and has a bit of crunch from the pecans and chia seeds.

I’m in love!

Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal

Have a great weekend everyone! xx

Banana + Chia Overnight Oats

Yield: 1 mason jar of oats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • Sprinkle of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup 0% vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana (one half mashed and one half sliced)
  • Chopped pecans, for serving
  • Brown sugar, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a small mason jar, or jar of choice, combine the oats, chia seeds, sea salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add in the milk, Greek yogurt and vanilla.
  2. Slice the banana in half and save one half for tomorrow*. Mash the other half with a fork and add it to the jar with the oats. Stir everything together and place the lid on the jar and give the mixture a good shake to combine the ingredients. Place the lid back on the jar and refrigerate overnight.
  3. You can serve oats either right from the jar or in a bowl. Simply serve with a sprinkle of chopped pecans, half of a banana sliced, and some brown sugar if desired.

Notes

*If you don't like the idea of saving the sliced banana for the next day, feel free to add it on top of your oats right in the mason jar before putting it in the fridge!

Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2014/11/20/banana-chia-overnight-oats/

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40 Responses to Banana + Chia Overnight Oats

  1. I love overnight oats. Great flavors!

  2. This is my kind of breakfast! I could totally eat this everyday.

    Have a blast in Naples!!

  3. My daughter loves overnight oats, so I’ll surprise her with these when she’s home at Christmas! Have fun in Naples!

  4. Have a wonderful trip! Good call on the overnight oats to get ya through the ride!

  5. CakeSpy says:

    GIMME some of this!! Looks like a perfect cold weather breakfast.

  6. I haven’t gotten around to actually try any overnight oats recipes yet (I’m not quite sure it’s my thing) but this just sounds so darn good!

  7. Nanny says:

    Now that’s what I call Breakfast On The Fly. Sounds
    good enough to try …and I will.

  8. Mmmm overnight chia oats are fantastic, and O so creamy with banana and yogurt added as well, delicious!

    I hope you enjoy Naples, pizza Napoletana is amaaaaaazing šŸ˜€ THin crust, tangy tomato sauce and so much cheese *starts daydreaming, although technically it’s evening* Have a fab time! x

  9. Ashley says:

    I love oatmeal but for whatever reason have never tried overnight oats! I just always forget at night! This looks delicious!

    Enjoy your time in Naples!!

  10. What a neat and different way of making oatmeal! I’ve never heard of overnight oats in the fridge. Have fun in Naples – if I was in Naples I would totally have pizza for every meal too! šŸ™‚

  11. love that you can just jet set (or take the train :)) to Naples!! have fun and love these overnight oats!!

  12. I’m actually about to eat a bowl of oatmeal now, which I never do! I love how these overnight oats are breakfast on the go. I hope that you enjoyed the train ride.

  13. I think trains are bad ass! Plus, I’m terrified of flying. Enjoy šŸ™‚

  14. I hope you have a fantastic time! Trains are super fun – enjoy! šŸ™‚

  15. Looks so good!! I make basically this same recipe every night for breakfast! I love it topped with a little maple syrup and nut butter šŸ™‚

  16. Overnight oats fly for me. I am a banana fan too.

  17. Mmmmmm sounds (and looks) heavenly!!

  18. I am going back to Vancouver for the holidays and I was also looking up the price of train vs flying there. From Toronto, it seems like it’s more expensive to take the train. So we are opting on flying.
    Also, I have been OBSESSED with oatmeal recently. This looks perfect for me!!

  19. Yum – this would be a great alternative to my (boring) usual English muffin routine!

  20. Yay!! Can’t wait to hear about your trip in Naplless! The train is wayyyyy worth it if it’s cheaper – def. the route I would take! And then you get to admire the pretty countryside too šŸ™‚ Have fun and loving these overnight oats (one of my fave breakies!!). Pinned šŸ™‚

  21. I wish I could have folded myself up into your luggage for your Naples getaway–what a fun trip (and the pizza–I am green with envy :). I love any breakfast that can be made the night before and these oats are no exception!

  22. Wow, this would be perfect I think for breakfast or just for a snack. I just love bananas

  23. Ooh, this is such perfect breakfast or snack! And I love how customizable it is. I hope you are having a SUCH a wonderful time in Naples + eating tooons of pizza. =)

  24. You’re having such a great adventure! Train rides are so fun; you get to see more of the country that way. This looks delicious!

  25. I love overnight chia oats. This flavor combo sounds delicious, I will try it soon!

  26. I have never actually tried adding chia seeds to my oats! Looks delicious though! And gosh – long train rides in Italy are not necessarily fun… We once had a bag stolen by an old man with smelly feet when we took the overnight train from Rimini to Lecce – he wasn’t so lucky as there were only empty yogurt cups and dirty spoons in that particular one šŸ™‚ Hope your ride went all smooth!

  27. Overnight oats rock!! Your recipe sounds amazing!

  28. Joanne says:

    I can’t wait to hear all about your travels!! One of my grandfathers was from Naples.

    No matter what I have for breakfast, I seem to be hungry by 10, so I really need to try this. Hopefully it will tide me over for lunch!

  29. This is awesome! I usually do my oatmeal with steel-cut oats in a slow cooker and just recently started adding mashed bananas – so good. Great to know I can make this version in small quantities on the go!

  30. We just adore banana and chia smoothies and now looking forward to try this overnight oats! Hope you are having a fabulous time in Napels šŸ™‚
    J+C

  31. Love overnight recipes… so you definitely can consider I will be making these delicious oats!

  32. Yummers! I’m going right to the kitchen and making this for tomorrow.

    Thanks!

    Julia Kristina
    http://juliakristina.com/blog

  33. Sugar et al. says:

    I wonder why I have never tried overnight oats. I am convinced now that I need to make, particularly this recipe. It looks so good and those spices! Making this pretty soon.

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