Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats are overnight oats packed with banana, creamy peanut butter and topped with chocolate chips! (GF, Vegan option)

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats are overnight oats packed with banana, creamy peanut butter and topped with chocolate chips! (GF, Vegan option)

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.  I had a really low-key holiday, and truth be told I was in a bit of a funk this Christmas season.

Normally I go on a cookie baking spree that lasts from the day after Thanksgiving until just before Christmas, but this year I baked cookies 2 days before Christmas and that was it.

I wasn’t really in the mood to gorge myself (and others) with tons of sugar, which was probably the best thing.  My focus was more on the healthy recipes that I would create this year and share with you, including these Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats are overnight oats packed with banana, creamy peanut butter and topped with chocolate chips! (GF, Vegan option)

If you didn’t catch my post on the Top Recipes of 2017, let me fill you in.  My Coconut Cream Pie Chia Overnight Oats were my most popular recipe, with my German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats coming in the #2 spot.

Overnight oat recipes are always in the Top 10 list, and it’s become a tradition for me the past few years to kick off the new year with a new overnight oat recipe.

When everyone else was eating holiday inspired breakfast treats in December, my family was eating these Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats.  And believe me when I tell you that nobody felt that they were missing out!

The peanut butter-banana-chocolate chip combination is one of our favorites, and it seems to be yours too being that these bars and these cookies were in the Top 10 list as well.

Let’s just say that this made it easy for me to decide on what the flavor combination should be for my first overnight oat recipe of 2018. 🙂

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats are overnight oats packed with banana, creamy peanut butter and topped with chocolate chips! (GF, Vegan option)

What makes overnight oats so special?

I’m so glad you asked.

For starters, overnight oats aren’t cooked.  They’re combined with liquid, sweetener, and anything else you want to add to them, and they soften in the refrigerator overnight.

They have the creamiest texture, which is what makes them so special!

I always add chia seeds to my overnight oats, which thickens them slightly and makes them a cross between overnight oats and chia pudding.

I’m asked all the time if overnight oats should be eaten cold.  I normally eat them cold, especially in the summer, but come fall and winter I like to pop them in the microwave and heat them for 40 – 60 seconds to take the edge off.  My kids always prefer to eat theirs warm, so I always heat them up for them.

These Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats are our new favorite around here, and I truly hope that you feel the same.  They’re over the top delicious and are the perfect healthy, make-ahead breakfast!

2018….you’re looking good. 🙂

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats are overnight oats packed with banana, creamy peanut butter and topped with chocolate chips! (GF, Vegan option)

Hungry for more overnight oat recipes??

Coconut Cream Pie Chia Overnight Oats

German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats

Pina Colada Chia Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats are overnight oats packed with banana, creamy peanut butter and topped with chocolate chips! (GF, Vegan option)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, for serving (use dairy free for vegan option)
  • Sliced banana and additional peanut butter, for serving (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place the oats, chia seeds, almond milk, peanut butter, maple syrup and mashed banana in a large bowl and stir to combine.  Cover with plastic wrap and chill for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Top with chocolate chips and banana slices and additional peanut butter if desired.  Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • *The nutrition information was calculated using my fitness pal and is meant to be an estimate only.  The numbers will change based on substitutions, brands, and serving size.  Additional banana and peanut butter topping are not included in nutrition information.
  • I layered the mashed banana and peanut butter with the oats instead of mixing them in for effect in my photos.  I like using these jars. (affiliate link)
  • For a good source of plant-based protein, I love using unsweetened protein nut milk such as Ripple or Silk.
  • Use dairy free chocolate chips to make this recipe vegan!

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 6 servings

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 275
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 102mg
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Protein: 7g

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Overnight Oats are overnight oats packed with banana, creamy peanut butter and topped with chocolate chips! (GF, Vegan option)