Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats with Banana

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Craving something sweet but healthy for breakfast? These chocolate protein overnight oats are high protein, healthy and flavorful!

It‘s a sweet breakfast that‘s packed with protein! What‘s great about it is a make-ahead breakfast that you can just grab and bring to work.

jar of chocolate overnight oats with banana slices

They‘re packed with chocolatey goodness. Topped with bananas, it‘s the perfect combination of sweet and sweet.

And the creaminess of the oats complements the sweetness perfectly. You‘ll think that you‘re eating dessert. But you‘re not.

top view of overnight oats jar

Ingredients You’ll Need

Unsweetened Almond Milk (2/3 cup)

Rolled Oats (1/2 cup)

Banana (1/2, sliced)

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (1 tbsp)

Vanilla Protein Powder (2 tbsp)

Maple Syrup (1/2 tbsp)

Vanilla Extract (1/4 tsp)

How to Make Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

Step 1. Slice half a banana.

Step 2. Get a blender and add almond milk, banana slices, unsweetened cocoa powder, protein powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

Step 3. Blend until one smooth texture. The mixture should be quite liquidy.

Step 4. Add rolled oats into a glass jar or food container and pour them over with the mixture we‘ve just blended together. Give it a good mix.

Step 5. Leave the oats to soak for 8 hours or overnight. Give it another stir before serving.

Step 6. You can top up the overnight oats with a couple of slices of leftover banana. However, that‘s optional. The oats should taste just as good without any toppings.

Eat within 24 hours, so the oats taste their best. However, you should be able to store it in the fridge for a couple of days safely.

steps to prepare overnight oats

Which Oats is Best for Protein?

There are so many types of oats to consider. Here is a couple:

Whole Oat Groats: These are simply oats that have been harvested, cleaned, and had their inedible hulls removed. They take the longest to cook. A 100-gram serving contains 11 grams of protein.

Steel Cut Oats: These are groats that have been cut into two or three pieces using a sharp metal blade. They don‘t take as long to cook as whole oat groats. A 100-gram serving contains 12.5 grams of protein.

Scottish Oatmeal: These are groats that have been ground with a stone. This creates tiny bits, which makes the oatmeal creamier. A 100-gram serving contains 11 grams of protein.

Regular/Old Fashioned Rolled Oats: These are oat groats that have been steamed and rolled into flakes. This helps the oats cook faster. A 100-gram serving contains 12.5 grams of protein.

Quick or Instant Rolled Oats: You get these oats when you roll them thinner and/or steam them longer. Doing this changes the texture of the oats. A 100-gram serving contains 12.5 grams of protein.

spoon in jar of oats with banana slices

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chocolate protein overnight oats
5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats with Banana

By Karo @ AllNutritious
These chocolate protein overnight oats are super quick to make and can be meal prepped for the days to come. It's a perfect gluten-free breakfast that's also vegan!
Prep: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1 jar

Ingredients 

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 ripe banana sliced
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Blend all the ingredients apart from rolled oats until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture over the oats and mix well. Leave it to soak in a sealable food container or a glass jar in the fridge for 8 hours.
  • Stir well once removed from the fridge. Top with slices of banana.
  • Eat directly from the jar/container or add to the bowl. Make sure you eat it within 24 hours of mixing for the tastiest outcome!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 jar | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 5.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 5.1mg | Sodium: 56mg | Fiber: 8.1g | Sugar: 14g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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