Banana Overnight Oats

Sweet bananas, creamy oats, and filling chia seeds combine for the best and easiest Banana Overnight Oats! Sweetened to your liking and easy to customize.

What is it about banana recipes that get everyone into automatic cozy mode? I mean, is there really a better mode? Bananas are just so sweet, soothing, comforting… and just plain ol’ reliable.

Today, we’re making up a batch of easy banana overnight oats for your breakfast (or dessert) pleasure. Ready? Let’s make overnight oats!

The ingredients for this banana overnight oats recipe measured into bowls including oats, milk, banana, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

Everything You Need to Make Banana Overnight Oats

This banana overnight oats recipe is creamy, dreamy, and filled with the most satisfying textures for a breakfast (or dessert) that’ll keep you going!

  • Banana – make sure it’s nice and ripe for added natural sweetness
  • Oats – I always use rolled oats for a chewy and substantive overnight oats recipe
  • Chia seeds – this important superfood ingredient helps to thicken your overnight oats
  • Creamy ingredient – feel free to use vanilla yogurt or coconut cream
  • Vanilla – use pure vanilla extract, not imitation, for the best flavor
  • Maple syrup – you can swap this with honey, or even a sprinkle of brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • Milk – Oat milk is the creamiest and most topical, let’s be honest, but you can use your favorite milk!

Can You Put Bananas In Overnight Oats?

Yes, you can! You can make today’s banana overnight oats which starts with mashing bananas for the base of the overnight oats.

Otherwise, you might be able to add mashed bananas into your favorite overnight oats recipes while mixing them.

Or, simply top overnight oats with banana slices before serving.

How to Make Banana Overnight Oats

Making overnight oats is deceptively easy—and such a time saver if you make a nice, big batch.

Start by unsealing, then setting aside 2-3 resealable jars.

A photo showing How to Make Banana Overnight Oats – opening jars and setting aside lids

Then, add peeled bananas to a medium bowl and mash until mostly smooth.

Two photos showing How to Make Banana Overnight Oats – mashing bananas until mostly smooth in a large mixing bowl

Next, add the oats and chia seeds to the bowl.

Two photos showing How to Make this Banana Overnight Oats recipe – adding oats and chia seeds to the bowl

Add coconut cream/yogurt, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to taste.

Use more maple for a sweeter banana overnight oats or less for a less sweet one.

Two photos showing How to Make this easy breakfast recipe – adding vanilla and maple syrup

Then, pick your favorite milk and add it to the bowl. I love using oatmilk for an extra creamy and filling treat.

Two photos showing How to Make this easy breakfast recipe – adding the last ingredient milk

Using a silicone spatula, stir the ingredients together until very well mixed.

Two photos showing How to Make this easy breakfast recipe – stirring together ingredients to thicken

Then, grab a spoon and those unsealed jars and start filling them.

Pouring the make-ahead breakfast mixture into jars and resealing to store overnight in the refrigerator to set.

Seal jars and store in the refrigerator for 3 hours to overnight.

Enjoy the easiest banana overnight oats!

Flavor Variations

Here are a few flavor variation ideas to spice things up:

close up of a jar of this make-ahead breakfast recipe filled with fruits, chia seeds, and fiber

Tools You Need

Sweet Bananas

What’s your favorite way to ripen a banana? In a paper bag, baking that sucker, or just letting it wait gently on the counter until nature presents the sweetest thing? Let me know your best technique below… and what you think of my banana overnight oats recipe. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Two jars of banana overnight oats served with banana slices and spoons

Banana Overnight Oats

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Sweet bananas, creamy oats, and filling chia seeds combine for the best and easiest Banana Overnight Oats! Sweetened to your liking and easy to customize.



Banana Overnight Oats

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut cream or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup milk of choice


  • Fresh banana slices


  1. Set aside 2-3 resealable jars. Here are the resealable mini glass jars that I use–if using these, set aside 3 jars.
  2. Prepare overnight oats in a mixing bowl for easier mixing.
  3. Add banana to mixing bowl and mash.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl: rolled oats, chia seeds, cream or yogurt, vanilla, pure maple syrup, and milk. Stir until well mixed, then pour into jars when done. If using coconut cream, make sure no coconut cream clumps remain after stirring.
  5. Add optional dry topping, if using. Seal jars and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy the next day, or after at least 3 hours of chilling.


Storing Instructions: Store overnight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Overnight oats will become thicker as each day passes. If desired, add milk and mix well to thin it out. Enjoy cold, or heat in the microwave in 20-second increments until warm.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Snacks
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. Loving this banana overnight oats recipe so much. My family loves the flavor and everyone can grab one and eat at their own pace.