Banana Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

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With our busy schedule, breakfast needs to be quick and fast for us! A few weeks ago, Andrew suggested that we should try making overnight oats to help us save time and energy in the morning. Not only are they quick and easy to make but they are absolutely delicious! Ever since we made our first overnight oats, we have been obsessed with them!  

For those of you who have never heard of overnight oats before, let me fill you in real quick! Overnight oaks are a no-cook method of making oatmeal! It’s almost like pudding and it’s perfect for easy grab-and-go breakfasts. It doesn’t have the same texture as hot/stove-top oats. It’s creamier, denser, and in my opinion, so much tastier. I’d take a jar of overnight oats over hot oats any day!

There are a million-and-one recipes and methods for making overnight oats out there, but I am sharing my favorite overnight oats recipe. This is the recipe that I keep coming back to use over and over again. It’s seriously so easy and delicious!

Before I get started though, I want to talk a little bit about why I use dairy milk instead of alternatives. Milk alternatives may seem like a simple swap for a dairy-free diet, but it’s important to know milk and milk alternatives are not created equal. In fact, they differ greatly in 5 key areas: nutrition, ingredient list, added sugars, price and taste. Dairy milk has no added sugars; the sugar in milk is actually lactose, which naturally occurs in dairy milk! Milk is definitely the key ingredient in the recipe! Read more about all the great benefits of milk here!

Banana Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 ripe banana, chopped or mashed
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

  2. Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.

Andrew and I love this banana chocolate chip overnight oat recipe! It only takes about five minutes to make and it’s ready for you in the morning! As a mentioned earlier, milk is the key ingredient in this recipe!  Make sure when you make your overnight oats, you use milk. Milk is the foundation in hundreds of American classics; creamy mac and cheese, alfredo sauce, ice cream, sour cream, whipped cream! Where would the world be without it?

Dairy milk, a simple and wholesome beverage, has just three ingredients - milk, vitamin A, and vitamin D. However, Milk has nine essential nutrients including: B vitamins for converting your food into energy. High-quality protein for lean muscle. Vitamin A for a healthy immune system. Potassium to help regulate the balance of fluids. Bone-building nutrients like calcium, Vitamin D, and phosphorus. For more Milk Life information, and inspiration, stay up to date with the brand and follow them on MilkLife.com