Overnight Peanut Butter Banana Pudding Oatmeal: Oats are combined with ripe bananas, peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut milk and refrigerated overnight. The result: a creamy, healthy, breakfast that tastes just like one your favorite desserts.
Saturday mornings at our house typically consist of pancakes of some sort. The reason is that it is one my husband’s most favorite things to eat for breakfast, and after a long week of work, I tend to make Saturday mornings’ breakfast about him. Of course there are no complaints from anyone when it comes to pancakes, as we all love them.
So imagine my surprise when I asked my husband his request for Saturday breakfast and he replied, “Oatmeal. ”
Oatmeal?!! I think my chin hit the floor. He has NEVER requested oatmeal. In fact, while my kids and I could live on oatmeal, he turns his nose up to every time I sit a bowl of it down in front of him.
He continued to say, “You know that oatmeal you gave me earlier this week was incredible–that banana one.” So he liked it? Turns out, he LOVED it. I was not about to tell him it was vegan, gluten free, naturally sweetened and healthy. I was just going to make it and smile to myself. Healthy foods can and do taste good!
The best part about this oatmeal is that I can make up a batch for my family in 5 minutes with no mess to clean up. Now that starts my Saturday morning off on the right foot for sure.
- 4 mason jars with lids
- 2 overripe bananas
- 4 cups coconut milk (I used coconut-almond milk)
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2-4 tablespoons maple syrup (I used 2 tablespoons)
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds (optional)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- dash of salt
- 2 cups oatmeal (quick cook or regular oats both work)
- Sliced banana for serving
- Place ½ banana in each mason jar and mash up with a fork. Add 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ tablespoon maple syrup, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, ½ tablespoon peanut butter and a dash or salt to each jar. Close the jars and shake well until ingredients combined. Open the jar and add ½ cup oatmeal to each jar. Place lid on jar and shake again. Refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, open the jar, slice up some banana on top of each jar and enjoy.
*Note: Omit peanut butter for a nut free version that is just as tasty. I just can never resist adding peanut butter to things!
These also make the most perfect breakfast on the go. I found them to be perfect for my kids to eat in the car on the way to school after we slept in one morning 🙂