This Banana Coconut Overnight Oats recipe is a healthy way to kick start your mornings and is beautifully creamy and sweet, plus totally vegan and gluten-free. Made with banana, full-fat coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, rolled oats and maple syrup.
By now, I think that you've guessed that I love overnight oats. Haha. Well, you're correct! This Banana Coconut Overnight Oats recipe is by far one of my newest faves. It's ultra creamy, sweet and fruity, easy to make, only requires a small amount of ingredients, and works perfectly for meal preps and quick whipping together moment.
I've made so many overnight oat variations that I can't even keep up at this point, but one thing's for sure----they never get old, especially this Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, Spiced Carrot Cake Overnight Oats, and Vanilla Overnight Oats + Maple Spiced Pears, which are all staples for many of my readers in the mornings!
When it comes to overnight oats, I even created this How To Make the Best Overnight Oats article so that you can understand the ins and outs of creating a deliciously unique quick breakfast. Thank me later!
The secret to the creamiest and sweetest overnight oats without tons of added sugar is to use a very ripe banana. It should have some brown spots on the peel and be nice and soft. When you mash it up, the fruit gets even sweeter! Of course, you can always add a healthy sweetener like pure maple syrup or Agave, if you'd like.
As you know, I enjoy making my recipes so that you are able to adjust and tweak where your taste buds decide. So, here are some simple ways to mix up the ingredients using what’s in your pantry:
Oatmeal is a healthy breakfast consisting of whole grains, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Oats are a whole grain that comes in gluten-free varieties, so they are safe for gluten-sensitive folks.
For the most bang for your nutritional buck, be sure to buy gluten-free certified whole rolled oats. The more whole the oats are, the more vitamins and minerals they contain.
Benefits to eating oats include weight loss, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and lower blood sugar levels. Regularly eating oats is also linked to lowered cholesterol levels. Whole grains are an essential part of an everyday diet, so don’t skip on the oats!
Quality oatmeal is the most important part of creating the best oats, but you also need other healthy ingredients to add to your mix. It doesn’t matter what diet or lifestyle you stick to.
Vegans, gluten-sensitive, and other dieters can all enjoy this healthy breakfast. You can make your overnight oats taste like anything! For example, if you love chocolate, adding cocoa powder and maple syrup makes for a healthy, yet sweet oatmeal!
Did you know that bananas are the most consumed fruit in the world? It’s because they’re naturally sweet and come in a neat package that makes transporting them easy.
And not to mention all of the health benefits they pack, including:
Love this overnight oats recipe? Then, you will enjoy some of my other easy recipes to kickstart your morning!
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