Basic Banana Overnight Oats

Banana Overnight Oats are a classic make-ahead breakfast that really satisfies. Once you have this “base” recipe down, get creative with the flavor combinations to personalize it based on your mood.

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 hours
  • Total Time: 12 hours
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 4 cups oat milk (or other milk of choice)
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • kosher sea salt


  1. Line up four wide-mouth mason jars or food storage containers and divide ingredients evenly. Into each jar: 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup milk, 1/4 banana, 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, pinch of salt. Stir well until completely combined.
  2. Cover with lids and refrigerate overnight up to two days. Eat as is or add toppings of choice before serving!



  • The equipment section above includes affiliate links to things I use often in my kitchen and recommend.
  • I used oat milk here because I love the creaminess and subtle sweetness. If you prefer the flavor or nutrition profile of another milk or milk alternative, feel free to use that instead!
  • Nutrition information was calculated for the base recipe only, and not the topping suggestions


Keywords: banana overnight oats, overnight oats, make-ahead breakfast