These flavorful, Banana Split Overnight Oats are the perfect quick and healthy breakfast idea. Quick oats get combined with your choice of milk with vanilla Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, bananas and crushed pineapple. A bit of honey gets added for sweetness with the option of Chia seeds or your favorite chopped nuts.
I eat oatmeal for breakfast almost daily and have been a huge skeptic of the idea of eating it cold. I decided to finally give it a whirl and wanted to ensure it was anything but bland. The thought of having a banana split for breakfast just gives me all the right feels. I must say this combination definitely doesn’t disappoint. The sweetness from the fruit with a bit of honey has me feeling like I’m really treating myself in the morning. I’m ready for all the colors and sweetness of spring. Get out of here 4-8 inches of snow tomorrow!
You can use cow’s milk for these Banana Split Overnight Oats or your favorite substitute. I used good old fashioned skim milk for mine. A small scoop of Chia seeds will give you added calcium and fiber for a happy (and dare say regular) digestive tract. You can use this recipe as a base recipe for numerous additions such as cocoa powder, peanut butter, coconut, chopped nuts and your favorite fruits. The combinations are limitless and add so much excitement to an otherwise boring weekday breakfast menu.
I have trouble with time management (must be hereditary) and try to prep these after I make my kids’ lunches for school. It is a huge relief not to worry about what to have for breakfast in the morning and a huge time saver. No cook time and no waiting for hot oats to cool off. This gives me more time to herd cats in the morning which can be quite relentless.
Looking for more quick breakfast ideas? Homemade Smore’s Granola Bars are popular with the kids and make a great base recipe for your favorite dried fruits and nuts. A Kale and Berry Yogurt Smoothie is nutritious, creamy and delicious.
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These flavorful, Banana Split Overnight Oats are the perfect quick and healthy breakfast idea. Quick oats get combined with your choice of milk with vanilla Greek Yogurt, fresh strawberries, bananas and crushed pineapple. A bit of honey gets added for sweetness with the option of Chia seeds or your favorite chopped nuts.
- 1/2 c. quick oats
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1/3 c. vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1-2 tbsp. honey
- 1-2 tsp. Chia seeds (optional)
- 2 tbsp. strawberries; thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp. bananas; thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp. canned crushed pineapple
Combine oats, yogurt, Chia seeds and milk in a mason jar.
Top with strawberries, bananas, crushed pineapple and honey.
Seal and chill overnight.