Strawberry banana Overnight Oats is a no cook easy , breakfast recipe made with rolled oats, banana, yogurt and chilled milk . Everything is mixed and soaked overnight ( or minumun 4 hrs) and serve ; top with fresh fruits, nuts and seeds for extra zing and nutritional punch.
Prep time is less than 5 minutes and next day all you need is to grab your bowl and enjoy your breakfast on the go !
If you love to eat oats just like me then you should check this One oats many taste ( 3 flavours) , Mango Overnight Oats, Peanut Butter Oats smoothie , Papaya Oat Smoothie , Strawberry Oat smoothie and Green Peas Oat Pancake .
About this recipe
Basically Overnight Oats is made with basic ingredients like rolled oats and are soaked overnight (or for 6-8 hours) in a milk of your choice ( dairy or non dairy ) , yogurt, and fruits of choice to flavour up.
Strawberry Overnight Oats is full of fresh flavours along with banana gives a power boost to kick start your day.
What makes this overnight oats more like a dessert is , addition of banana ! Yes, it adds a creaminess to the dish making you to ask for more.
It's delicious , nutritious ,quick and simple what more one can ask in a breakfast. It gives everything from protein , fibre, carbs , minerals and vitamins.
Oh Yes , It's my superfood breafast bowl !
With overnight oats , there is nothing much of recipe or steps involved but trust me, right flavours and the measurement really matters. If you don't take right meaurements then you may end up with either soggy oats or thick lumpy oats !
I recommend you to follow the recipe card measurements for doing it right!
Oats – Overnight oats are best when made using rolled oats . Though instant oats tastes good too , it becomes too soggy . Whereas steel cut oats are not recommended as it becomes too hard to digest.
Yogurt – I use plain , homemade yogurt to soak the oats . You can use either full fat yogurt or skim yogurt in this recipe. Also plain greek yogurt , works fine here. For vegan version , replace dairy yogurt with any plant-based yogurt.
Milk – I use whole milk to soak the oats as it makes the dish creamy and rich. You can definitely use skim milk to make it low calories.
For vegan version , replace dairy milk with any plant-based milk like coconut milk , almond milk or oat milk.
Strawberries – Choose any sweet , ripe and juicy strawberries to make this overnight oats. You can either use fresh or frozen strawberries to make this tasty overnght oats recipe.
Banana- Robusta Banana works best here , along with adding creaminess it adds flavours that get along with strawberries . You can add small banana (Indian Elachi Banan variety ) too in this recipe .
Others – You will also need chia seeds, honey, and vanilla extract. Vegan's can replace honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
Toppings - I add slivered almonds with fresh strawberries and banana . Feel free to add any seeds and nuts of your choice to make your super healthy breakfast bowl.
To make it more healthy , you can add some extra protein to your strawberry oats , stir in a scoop of protein powder just before serving and top it with your favourite toppings.
How to make Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats
Into a mason jar, add rolled oats, chia seeds , milk , yogurt and give a stir.
Add honey and vanilla extract. Add freshly chopped strawberries and banana .
Give a stir,
cover lid and refrigerate overnight or for 6 to 8 hours.
Next day, just before serving stir well and add fresh fruits, nuts of your choice
Drizzle honey and serve chilled with any of your favourite toppings.
Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats Recipe
- ⅓ cup Rolled Oats
- 1 cup milk
- ¼ cup yogurt
- ½ cup chopped strawberries
- ¼ cup chopped banana
- 1.5 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 drops of vanilla extract
- Chopped Strawberries
- Chopped Banana
- Sliced Almonds
- Honey to drizzle
- Into a mason jar, add rolled oats, chia seeds , milk , yogurt , honey and vanilla extract.
- Mix well everything.
- Add freshly chopped strawberries and banana .
- Give a stir, cover lid and refrigerate overnight or for 6 to 8 hours.
- Next day, just before serving stir well .
- Add fresh fruits, nuts of your choice and serve.
How can I serve make my overnight oats hotter / warm?
You can warm overnight oats in microwave for 1-2 minutes . On stove top , cook on a low heat intil it turns just warm. Don't over cook as it may split.
Can I give this to kids?
This dish is a great option for school going kids and babbies too ! The oatmeal is soft, sweet , tasty and easy to eat with loaded nutrition. If you plan to give for a baby , then don't top it with nuts are seeds . You may need to skip chia oats , if giving to babies. Note : Please check with your doctor before introducing new foods to your baby.
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