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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  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.

Nutrition

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