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Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats


This dessert-inspired overnight oats treat is packed with nutty walnuts, sweet chocolate, and cozy banana flavor for the easiest chunky monkey overnight oats!



Chunky Monkey

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons chocolate chunks or mini chips
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut cream or non-dairy vanilla yogurt*
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup milk of choice


  • Chocolate chunks
  • Banana slices
  • Chopped walnuts


  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 until mostly smooth.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl. 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. Seal jars.
  6. Store overnight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.** Overnight oats will become thicker as each day passes. If desired, add non-dairy milk and mix well to thin it out. Enjoy!


*I prefer using coconut cream in overnight oats—it lends a thick, creamy and delicious texture. If using non-dairy yogurt, make sure to choose your favorite kind—the flavor will be very present. Also, use vanilla yogurt for a tasty addition!

**Overnight oats can last up to 5 days, depending on the freshness of your ingredients. Keep in mind, if using homemade milk, overnight oats won’t last longer than 3 days.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Snacks
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: American