Add great flavor and good nutrition to your family’s morning meal with this easy-to-make recipe for Banana Mango Overnight Oats.
When I was a kid, my mom never served oatmeal (or any hot cereal) for breakfast. Turns out that when she was a kid, her mom made hot cereal every single day. After one too many bowls, my mom — who is now 82 years old! — still can’t stand the sight of it.
Boo hoo. Sigh, sigh. I was deprived.
I’ve always liked oatmeal and I’ve always appreciated its nutritional merits, but I didn’t start LOVING oats until I discovered overnight oats and created a recipe with just the right texture, flavor, and appeal that my taste buds could simply not resist.
I could eat overnight oats every single day and never tire of it!
The secret to my overnight oats’ success is the proportion of dry ingredients — old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, and sliced almonds — to the liquid ingredients: low-fat milk, Greek yogurt, and agave. Any combo of fruit works well in this recipe. (I recently made it with frozen wild blueberries with great success.)
- Serves: 1 Serving
- Calories: 350
- Fat: 10g
- Saturated fat: 1g
- Unsaturated fat: 0.7g omega-3
- Carbohydrates: 53g
- Sodium: 170mg
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 15g
- ⅓ cup old-fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Pinch salt
- ⅓ cup 1% low-fat milk
- ⅓ cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon agave or honey
- ½ cup mixture of finely chopped mango and banana
- Place the oats, almonds, chia seeds, salt, milk, yogurt, agave, and fruit in a pint-size Mason jar, secure the lid, and shake very well until everything is combined.
- Place in the refrigerator overnight and then devour in the morning when the oats and chia seeds are hydrated.
I was slow to the oats-craze gate, but now I’m hooked! As for my mom, she tells me you couldn’t pay her enough to eat hot cereal. Oh well … more for me 🙂