The spices here were used with quick cooking oats and are a mild flavor reminiscent of traditional banana bread. If you prefer a stronger flavor or find that using longer cooking oats don't end up with much flavor, feel free to double up on the banana, spices and honey. You can stir them in at the end to intensify the flavor to your liking.
Author: The Gracious Pantry
Overnight Oats Ingredients
1mediumbanana(brown, OR 2 yellow bananas)
1tsp.pure vanilla extract
1tbsp.honey(or maple syrup)
1cupmilk(as needed - I used unsweetened almond milk)
In your overnight jar, add your banana. Smash well with a fork.
Add in your vanilla, maple, and milk. Mix together.
Add your oats, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt. Stir and mix together.
Add your chocolate chips and nuts. Fold in.
Cover with a lid, and place in the fridge overnight. You can choose to garnish with more of the ingredients such as banana slices, pecans, chocolate chips, and/or cinnamon.
Open the jar in the morning and enjoy!
Begin cooking oats to package directions using milk instead of water. (Use the same amount of milk that the package calls for in water)To the cooking oats add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.When the oats are done, mash the banana into the oats and stir in the honey.
Whisk together all the wet ingredients. Stir in the dry ingredients and pour everything into an oiled casserole dish. Bake it at 375 F. for 40-50 minutes. Traditional oats work best for this. The casserole dish can be a 9 x 13, or close to that.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not included the milk.