These Vegan Banana Bread Overnight Oats are perfect for busy mornings on the go! Just 8 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep! Gluten free, Can be Top 8 Allergy Free!
Whether you are a busy college student, a parent with kids who keep you constantly busy, or someone who lives alone and constantly busy, you need options. Quick, but delicious options to keep you fed! These vegan banana bread overnight oats are the perfect option.
Overnight oats have long been a go to for our household. Even before kids, we loved them and now that we have kids, they are amazing for those busy days where we quickly have to get out the door.
One of the reasons that we love them so much is that they are quick to prep. Typically taking 5 minutes or less. They use minimal ingredients and can be super versatile.
Today, we’re showing you how to make our vegan banana bread overnight oats, but feel free to get in the kitchen and get creative on your own.
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What ingredients do I need to make dairy free banana bread overnight oats?
You only need 8 ingredients to make these delicious vegan overnight oats. We love that use usually have everything for this recipe already stocked in our pantry. So, it’s a no brainer when I realize last minute that we need something quick for the next morning.
The ingredients that you need are:
- rolled oats
- dairy free milk
- ground flaxseed
- maple syrup
- chopped walnuts
- Ripe banana (more ripe = more sweet)
How do you make vegan banana bread overnight oats?
It’s always so silly to me to write out overnight oats “recipe” because there isn’t much to it.
For this dairy free banana overnight oats, you are going to start by mashed your banana well. If you don’t mind chunks you can just push down with the back of the fork a few times; however, if you do, make sure you mash it well.
It’s important to note that you can use bananas at any stage of ripeness; however, the more ripe a banana is, the more sweet your overnight oats will taste.
Once you have your banana mashed, mix in everything except the walnuts and stir together. Put a lid on your bowl or container (we like using mason jars for easy on the go travel). Then, let it sit for 8 hours or overnight.
Add chopped walnuts, if desired, right before serving.
Can I make this Top 8 Allergy Friendly Banana Bread overnight oats?
The walnuts are completely optional. So as love as you omit those and choose a safe Top 8 allergy free milk like oat, rice, flax, or hemp, then this recipe will be completely Top 8 free.
Yay for easy allergy friendly meals!
Can I prep this vegan banana bread overnight oats ahead?
Yes! This can be prepped up to 3 days in advance. It’s nice sometimes to just make a big batch and then divide into separate jars and have breakfast ready for a few mornings!
We don’t advise that you put the walnuts on beforehand. So, if you are traveling with them or taking these to work with you, you can put the walnuts in a to go container and add once ready.
Do you serve overnight oats warm or cold?
This is entirely up to you! Traditionally, overnight oats are stored in the fridge and then you just grab and go in the morning without any additional work. Thus, served cold.
However, if cold foods bother you, then you can definitely warm it up!
What are other vegan breakfast ideas?
There are literally a ton of different vegan breakfasts that you could create; however, we are going to pull some of our favorites that we think you should also try!
Other vegan breakfast ideas include:
- The most amazing Vegan Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
- Vegan Blueberry Muffins
- Vegan Banana Muffins
- Glazed Vegan Donuts
- Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes
- Vegan Banana Pancakes
- Delicious Vegan Banana Bread
- Vegan French Toast
- Vegan Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
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Vegan Banana Bread Overnight Oats
- Mash the banana well.
- Add the banana to a bowl with a lid or a mason jar.
- Mix in remaining ingredients except the walnuts.
- Stir very well together.
- Put a lid on your bowl or jar and place in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight.
- Add chopped walnuts, if desired, right before serving.
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