Chocolate Banana Overnight Oatmeal!
So I’ve updated the recipe a bit since I originally made this, and since my original post got a ton of notes, I’m going to make a new one with the simplified (but just as delicious) recipe! This is a great breakfast for people on the go, as you make it the night before and then eat a super nutritious and delicious breakfast to keep you going all morning! The chia seeds in the mix are especially super for runners, as they help with hydration (aside from being a superfood). I eat this before every race!
- 1/3 c oats
- 2/3 cup milk of choice
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (do NOT omit)
- 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder (i prefer dark, but regular is fine!)
- 1 banana
In a small ramekin, mason jar, or bowl, mash a half or whole banana (half if you wish to add slices on top like I did, whole if you do not). If your banana is not really that ripe, add a tad bit of honey (like 1/2 tbsp) to the mash. To this, add the oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, and milk. Mix it all together, making sure to incorporate the mashed banana into everything, and that all of the cocoa powder is mixed in (not in dry clumps around the edges of within the mix). Cover with foil or saran wrap and refrigerate overnight (or for at least 4-5 hours). Open and enjoy in the morning! Top with anything you’d like, such as peanut butter!
If the thought of cold oatmeal bothers you, feel free to heat it up for 30s to 1 minute, depending on your microwave. My mom likes to do that, but I love it cold, it tastes like chocolate pudding :)
Dark cocoa powder will be a bit more bittersweet (obviously because its dark chocolate haha) which is my personal favorite, but if you’re more of a milk chocolate person, use regular cocoa powder.