Banana Blueberries and Brown Sugar
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Banana and Brown Sugar Overnight Oats

Banana Blueberries and Brown Sugar

If you’re like me, mornings can be hectic and often involve dry shampoo, ponytails and running out the door to make the next train. Making or buying breakfast can add 10, 15 or more minutes onto an already packed day, and either end up making you late or taking away from precious sleep time.

Like Chocolate Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding, Banana and Brown Sugar Overnight Oats can be made the night before in less than 5 minutes and can easily be stored in a container and brought to school or work.

Banana and Brown Sugar Overnight Oats are just sweet enough, natural, healthy and will help you start your day with a boost of energy. Oats come with a ton of health benefits including boosting your immune system, stabilizing blood sugar and helping to increase your appetite-controlling hormones (keeping you fuller longer!).

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats of your choice (I used 1/4 cup steel cut oats and 1/4 cup large quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I used unsweeted vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or brown sugar substitute
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1 sliced banana
  • a handful of dried fruit or granola (optional)

Steps

  • One – Put oats, milk, brown sugar and vanilla into jar or container.
  • Two – Slice and add banana.
  • Three – Stir or ensure a tight seal and shake to combine ingredients.
  • Four – Let sit for three hours or overnight then add dried fruit or granola and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • If you find your bananas get too mushy, add them just before eating or leaving the house.
  • Don’t have much of a sweet tooth? Reduce the sugar or add the bananas before eating. When the bananas soak in the oat and milk mixture, they naturally give off some sugar which makes everything a little sweeter.
  • Use a mix of oats to have a variety of texture and benefits or if you prefer stick to just one.
  • Add a dash of cinnamon for some adventure 😉
Banana and Brown Sugar Overnight Oats in Ice Cream Jar

Everything looks better in a sundae glass!

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  • Reply Christine April 28, 2015 at 5:26 am

    I love that you mixed your oats! I’ve never done that but can’t wait to try.

    • Reply sugarandsam May 3, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Let me know what you think! I find that quick oats can get too soggy, yet steel cut don’t have the same smoothness, but the combo works perfectly =)

  • Reply Chemistry Cachet! April 28, 2015 at 5:35 am

    I love your tips on overnight oats. I have only made these a few times, but this looks so delicious I will have to make them again! I love the serving dish too, so cute!

    • Reply sugarandsam May 3, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Thank you! If you try you’ll have to let me know what you think.

  • Reply Jami O. April 28, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve usually don’t eat my oats cold but I will definitely give this recipe a try especially since it’s a total time saver

    • Reply sugarandsam April 28, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Let me know what you think! If you don’t like them cold, try putting them in the microwave for 30 seconds or so before eating to take the chill off.

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