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Banana Overnight Oats with chia seeds
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Healthy meets indulgent in this easy Banana Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds and Bananas Foster Topping!  Creamy no-cook oatmeal with a sticky, crunchy banana topping, these oats are perfect for breakfasts and snacks on the go!

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, chia seeds, cinnamon, foster, maple, oatmeal, oats, overnight, snack
Servings: 4
Calories: 614 kcal
For the Oats:
  • 1 Cup Milk (or milk alternative, such as almond milk)
  • 1 TBS Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 TBS Brown Sugar - packed*
  • 1 TBS Creamy Peanut Butter (or any creamy nut butter)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Kosher Salt - to taste
  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 TBS + 1 tsp Chia Seeds - leveled
Bananas Foster Topping:
  • 3 TBS Unsalted Butter
  • 2/3 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar - packed
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 tsp Real Rum Extract *
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract *
  • 3 medium Firm Bananas – peeled and sliced into coins
  • ½ Cup Walnuts - chopped
  1. For the Oats: In a large sealable jar, add the milk, maple syrup, brown sugar, peanut butter, cinnamon, vanilla extract and pinch of salt. Pour in the oats and chia seeds. Tightly seal the jar and shake or stir vigorously to combine the ingredients well.
  2. Refrigerate:  Place jar in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.

  3. Make the Bananas Foster Topping: In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat until slightly foamy. Add in the maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the extracts (or real rum) and allow mixture to come to a gentle simmer. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the bananas and stir to coat. Cook until slightly caramelized and softened, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the walnuts and a pinch of salt. Cook until coated and shiny, about 1 additional minute. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.

  4. To Serve: Spoon overnight oats into individual jars or bowls and top with caramelized bananas. Sprinkle with cinnamon and eat right away.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  1. I used light brown sugar, but you can use dark brown sugar.
  2. You can use any type of milk or alternative milks, such as almond or coconut milk, to make these oats.  If you are looking for a milk substitute, you can also use thinned out yogurt or keifer!
  3. Overnight oats will keep, covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days.
  4. Bananas foster topping will keep, covered in the refrigerator for 2 days. (Great as a topping on pancakes or waffles!)
  5. For a smooth, creamy oats add ½ cup frozen sliced banana and place in a blender (after refrigeration).  Blend until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Overnight Oats with chia seeds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 614 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 704mg20%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 66g73%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 7.7mg9%
Calcium 227mg23%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.