5 Minute Overnight Oatmeal for One

overnight banana oatmeal

Need more time in the morning? Try this 5 minute overnight oatmeal! This oatmeal took me less than five minutes to combine the night before. The next morning, I heated it up in the microwave and it was delicious, nutritious and super easy. This is a great breakfast to take on the go or to make for your kids on a rushed morning. The recipe is super easy to modify by adding different fruits or spices. Older kids can even make this for themselves the night before. It also makes a great lunchbox idea if you store it in a plastic container for easy transport.

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1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
1/2 cup of low fat milk (can be substituted with coconut or almond milk)
dash of cinnamon
dash of ground all spice
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup
1/2 banana sliced
pinch of salt
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1. In a small mason jar (or bowl), add the sliced banana.

2. Add the oats, milk, spices, extract, salt and syrup. Mix with a small spoon.

3. Place oatmeal in fridge overnight.

4. In the morning, eat it cold or heat it in the microwave. The oatmeal will thicken when heated.
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overnight banana oatmeal


  1. Dee Harris says:

    Nothing beats oats as a warming breakfast, or a warming light supper. With honey and perhaps a sprinkling of ground seeds. Thank you for this delicious tip.

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