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Overnight Oats

Double or triple as needed for a grab-and-go breakfast. Eat cold or heat to desired temperature in the microwave.


2 very ripe bananas

¼ chia seeds

½ tsp cinnamon

½ vanilla extract

1 cup rolled oats

1½ cups unsweetened plant-based milk

pinch of salt, optional

Optional toppings:

unsweetened coconut flakes

diced mango, banana, pineapple or stone fruit

fresh berries

toasted sliced almonds or roasted chopped nuts


Mash together bananas, chia seeds, cinnamon and vanilla extract with your hands or a potato masher. Stir in oats, non-dairy milk, and salt, if using. Divide into two, three cup or four pint canning jars (there will be room for toppings) and screw on lids. Refrigerate overnight, or for up to 5 days. Add toppings of your choice on the day you plan to eat for optimal flavor, but they can be added ahead for convenience and will still be tasty. If heating to at, do so without lid on jar and before adding toppings.

Makes: 2 - 4 servings (2 servings are very large)

Credit: American College of Lifestyle Medicine