Banana and Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a really simple breakfast that you prepare the day before so you can just grab and go in the morning! There are so many variations online, but this is definitely one of my favorites!

Bananas are naturally sweet, so I don’t find I need to add additional sugar. Oats and bananas are often well tolerated too, plus oats are a good source of fiber and protein – what better way to start the day? 😊

You can swap the semi-skimmed milk for full fat or any other kind of non-dairy milk, or you can just use water instead. How much you actually need may differ slightly, depending on the size of the banana and the consistency you prefer. This recipe provides an estimate.

I use a Kilner clip top jar, but you can use anything that has a lid!

There’s very little I have to avoid now, since my last ileostomy surgery. It’s important to remember that everyone with IBD is different, and what you can tolerate will depend on many different factors such as disease location and symptoms.

Serves 1

Prep time: 5 mins

Banana overnight oats ingredients:

  • 50g Porridge oats
  • One small banana
  • 50ml semi-skimmed milk
  • Cinnamon to taste

Banana overnight oats directions:

  1. Put the oats in the bottom of the jar and add as much cinnamon as you’d like – I usually add just under half a teaspoon.
  2. Peel and break up the banana, and then blend with 50ml of milk.
  3. Add the banana mix to the jar and stir thoroughly, making sure you have no dry clumps in there.
  4. Put on the lid and pop the jar in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours (preferably overnight).
  5. In the morning, just grab a spoon! If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little extra milk/liquid to loosen it, and remember for next time! If I am feeling extra hungry, I may add a grated apple too!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 287
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • dietary fiber: 7.3g
  • potassium: 472mg
  • protein: 9g
  • saturated fat: 0.7g
  • sodium: 4mg
  • total fat: 4g
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