Chocolate Covered Banana Overnight Oats

Chocolate covered banana overnight oats

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Refrigerate: 5 hrs
Total: 5 hrs 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
484 Calories
11g Fat
82g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 484
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 82g 30%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 287mg 22%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 800mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chocolate covered banana overnight oats is a decadent but ridiculous easy breakfast recipe. All you need is old-fashioned oats, cocoa powder, milk, maple syrup, and bananas. This is a great recipe for making an entire week of breakfasts ahead of time. You can easily double, triple, or quadruple this recipe, and it's perfect for creating breakfast on the go for the whole family.

Oats are a delicious and filling breakfast whether it is in granola, oatmeal, or breakfast cookie version. Overnight oats are by far the easiest way to prepare these fiber-filled morsels.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk, dairy, almond, coconut, or soy

  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1/2 banana, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

Note: It's very easy to prepare, store, and serve this oatmeal recipe all in the same airtight container, such as a Mason jar. 

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Whisk together the milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt in a Mason jar or another airtight container. 

  3. Add the oats and stir until completely combined. The cocoa powder may be a little reluctant to mix, just keep stirring. Place the lid on the container when you are done mixing.

  4. Place the container in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours and ideally overnight. It will be softened and completely ready to go in the morning. You can heat it up if you like, but it tastes delicious cold and then you avoid any cooking whatsoever.

  5. Add the sliced banana and chocolate chips to the top of the oatmeal and enjoy.

Tip

We prefer using old-fashioned rolled oats rather than the quick 1-minute oats. If you use the 1-minute oats, it will take considerably less time for them to be "done." If they sit in the refrigerator too long, they will become totally soggy, so be careful if that is all you have on hand.

Recipe Variations

You can substitute regular sugar or agave nectar for the maple syrup. We like the flavor of the maple syrup that's minimally refined. However, if you are using coconut, soy, or almond milk, just make sure you use unsweetened if you are going to use maple syrup. If you use sweetened milk, you will need less maple syrup.