Banana Split Overnight Oats

The return of the overnight oats!

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If you followed me last summer, you probably saw that I had a thing for overnight oats. I’m not the biggest fan of warm oatmeal, but I like the parfait/pudding texture of overnight oats, and I like the convenience factor for quick mornings. I also love a chance to eat an egg-free/plant-based breakfast!

I love experimenting with overnight oat flavors. I have a ton from last year, and you can find most of them here. This one was obviously very inspired by a banana split, but I made my own chocolate sauce to keep it plant-based and homemade!

The maraschino cherry was added more for looks, but feel free to add it too! I also recommend adding in some fresh strawberries for a pop of color without that artificial flavor.

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Banana Split Overnight Oats

Ingredients (serves 3)

Oats

  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned/rolled oats

  • 1 1/2 cup plant milk of choice

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

  • 3 bananas

  • 2 tbsp crushed walnuts

  • 1/2 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut

  • Optional: Maraschino cherry (Can also use fresh strawberries instead)

Chocolate Sauce

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil

  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 4 tbsp plant milk of choice

1. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, plant milk, and chia seeds. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

2. In the morning, add the oats to a small bowl. Slice a banana in half lengthwise, and add to the bowl.

3. Add chocolate sauce ingredients to a small saucepan, and mix together. Heat on low heat and stir, cooking for a few minutes until a chocolate sauce forms.

4. Drizzle the hot sauce over the banana and oats. Top walnuts, shredded coconut, and cherry or strawberries, if you’re using them.

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