Banana Walnut Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are my go-to when I have a big morning workout ahead of me.

For this recipe, I use old-fashioned, gluten free rolled oats. Oatmeal is high in fiber and resistant starch, which helps you feel satisfied longer while also shuttling toxins from the body.

I also add chia for fiber, flax seed for heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and hemp seed for protein. The chia seeds also expand when mixed with liquid, giving the mixture a pudding like consistency.

  • banana walnut overnight oats

Serves 1.


  • ½ ripe banana
  • 1 cup of plant-based, unsweetened milk (i.e. hemp)
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice blend (feel free to add more)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (whole)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seed
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed (ground)
  • ¼ cup raw walnuts
  • To serve: maple syrup, to taste


  • Step 1

    Use a fork to mash the banana in the base of a 16-ounce mason jar. Then add the plant based milk and vanilla, and give it a stir. Next, add the oats, seeds, and pumpkin pie spice.

  • Step 2

    Give everything a good stir, screw on a lid, and put in the fridge overnight. In the morning, stir the mixture and add a splash more milk. It could be sweet enough for you already, or you can add a drizzle of maple syrup to taste. Garnish with the walnuts and fresh banana slices, and enjoy.

  • Step 3

    Tip: prep a few of these at once, and store in the fridge so you’ll have grab-and-go breakfasts for the week.


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