My children have porridge with a squirt of honey every single day. They ask for it as soon as they get up, and I started having it with them a couple of years ago. It gives your tummy a warm, comforting feeling and it keeps you full until lunchtime. During holidays and at weekends, I jazz it up a bit and make it ‘special’ for my four. They particularly love the banana and Nutella overnight oats I make for them from time to time.
As the days are getting shorter and the weather is cooling down, I tend to reach for snacks and comfort food, so it is definitely the time of the year to focus on a varied and balanced breakfast to avoid snacking and impulse-eating all day.
Whenever I make our banana and Nutella overnight oats, I serve it with fresh fruit and a small glass of orange juice (150ml) for a varied breakfast. I also like adding banana slices and roughly chopped roasted hazelnuts, to add a bit of texture and oomph!
The beauty of banana is it’s a lovely natural sweetener, so very little more is needed to turn plain old oats into a feast for the tastebuds. I find that a 15g portion (one heaped teaspoon) of Nutella goes a long way and is enough to add a tasty touch to each bowl of our overnight oats.
I feel a bit embarrassed calling overnight oats a recipe, as it takes 2 minutes to put it all together, but at the end of the day, I always find that the quickest and easiest of recipes are also the most popular in my house, like our no-churn ice cream recipes or my easy peasy crusty loaf.
Without further ado, here is my ‘recipe’ for Banana & Nutella Overnight Oats!
Banana and Nutella Overnight Oats
For the overnight oats:
- 80 g 1 cup oats
- 200 ml 3/4 cup milk
- 40 ml 2 heaped tablespoons Greek yoghurt
- 1/2 banana mashed
Toppings to be added just before serving:
- 30 g 2 heaped teaspoons Nutella
- 1/2 banana sliced
- A dozen roasted hazelnuts bashed with a rolling pin
- A sprinkle of cacao powder
- Mix all ingredients for the overnight oats together in a bowl.
- Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
- Remove from the fridge and give a good stir.
- Top with 2 heaped teaspoons of Nutella, a sprinkle of cacao, crushed hazelnuts and banana slices.
- For a balanced breakfast, serve with a small glass of juice (150ml) and fresh fruit.
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Disclosure: This recipe is sponsored by Nutella. As always, all opinions and photos are my own.