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Jar of oats, topped with yoghurt, slices of banana and shaved chocolate.

Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

My Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats are incredibly delicious and so simple to prepare! Mashed banana and raw cacao combine to make a delicious flavour base for these oats. With just a few minutes of preparation time before bed, these oats will be ready for you to enjoy in the morning!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 303kcal
Author Alexandra


For the Overnight Oats:

  • 1 large banana - ripe See Note 1
  • 6 teaspoon raw cacao powder See Note 2
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup (80 g) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ cup (300 ml) milk - I use almond or oat See Note 3
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds See Note 4
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Toppings (optional):

  • Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
  • almonds or walnuts - roughly chopped
  • coconut flakes and banana - freshly sliced when serving


  • In a medium-size bowl, mash the banana.
  • Add the cacao powder, maple syrup and vanilla to the banana and mix until well combined.
  • Add the milk, oats, chia seeds and cinnamon and stir to combine.
  • Cover the bowl with clingwrap, or divide the mixture into two glasses or mason jars and cover. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice and additional milk if the mixture is too thick.


  1. Banana: for the best flavour and sweetness, make sure your banana is ripe. Prefer to not use banana? Try these Chocolate Overnight Oats.
  2. Raw Cacao Powder: is the raw version of cocoa powder. 
  3. Milk: use milk of your choice. I use almond or oat milk. Add more milk when serving if you prefer a thinner texture.
  4. Tablespoon: we use a standard Australian tablespoon which is 20 ml (4 teaspoons).
  5. Toppings: the toppings are optional (and are not included in the nutritional information). Use toppings of your liking - see suggestions above.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 3mg