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Banana and Nutella Overnight Oats

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.

Banana and Nutella Overnight Oats: an easy breakfast to make ahead, with lots of flavours and a lovely texture. Check our recipe!

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.

Banana and Nutella Overnight Oats: an easy breakfast to make ahead, with lots of flavours and a lovely texture. Check our recipe!

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!

Banana and Nutella Overnight Oats: an easy breakfast to make ahead, with lots of flavours and a lovely texture. Check our recipe!

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.

Banana and Nutella Overnight Oats: an easy breakfast to make ahead, with lots of flavours and a lovely texture. Check our recipe!

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.

Banana and Nutella Overnight Oats: an easy breakfast to make ahead, with lots of flavours and a lovely texture. Check our recipe!

Without further ado, here is my ‘recipe’ for Banana & Nutella Overnight Oats!

Banana and Nutella Overnight Oats: an easy breakfast to make ahead, with lots of flavours and a lovely texture. Check our recipe!
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Banana and Nutella Overnight Oats

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients for the overnight oats together in a bowl.
  2. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  3. Remove from the fridge and give a good stir.
  4. Top with 2 heaped teaspoons of Nutella, a sprinkle of cacao, crushed hazelnuts and banana slices.
  5. 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. 

22 Comments

  1. Sandhya Hariharan
    05/12/2017 / 6:30 pm

    Love it!!! Nutella Overnight Oats is just my kind of thing!!

    • Mel
      Author
      05/12/2017 / 11:38 pm

      Thanks, beautiful! My 4 absolutely love it. It’s a nice weekend treat 🙂

  2. 07/12/2017 / 12:16 am

    Oh yum. I often do this when we get to the bottom of our jar of Nutella by adding everything into the Nutella jar

    • Mel
      Author
      07/12/2017 / 2:10 am

      That’s such a good idea! Will do that next time we’ve just got a tiny bit left to scrape off the sides 🙂

    • Mel
      Author
      07/12/2017 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks beautiful!

  3. 07/12/2017 / 10:26 am


    I’m going to have to try this – usually I just stick to berries and yoghurt but this sounds (and looks!) lovely xo

    • Mel
      Author
      07/12/2017 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks Sophia! Let me know what you think if you have a go!

  4. 07/12/2017 / 11:33 am


    I have been meaning to try overnight oats for YEARS but never got round to it. These ones will be happening! Though without the banana. I hate bananas! hashtag weirdo I know 😀 x

    • Mel
      Author
      07/12/2017 / 2:06 pm

      I love bananas, but I wouldn’t eat them in porridge (I like mine plain). The children are big fans, though! Their grandad makes it this way every day, and they absolutely love it!

  5. 07/12/2017 / 3:53 pm

    This sounds and looks so good! I will have to add Nutella to my shopping list!

    • Mel
      Author
      08/12/2017 / 3:37 am

      🙂

  6. 07/12/2017 / 9:54 pm

    This looks delicious and my daughter would love this. She loves them all but I’ve never put them all together. Claire x

    • Mel
      Author
      09/12/2017 / 12:04 am

      Oh, let me know if you have a go at making it 🙂 xx

  7. 08/12/2017 / 12:29 pm

    YUM!!!! That sounds SO good!!!! We love porridge — but I love overnight oats even more as it’s such an easy thing to make!! Love the addition of Nutella. The twins love the stuff so this would be brilliant for them too 🙂 xx

    • Mel
      Author
      09/12/2017 / 12:03 am

      I love overnight oats too. It means I don’t get 15 minutes of “When are you gonna make porridge mummmmmmmyyyyyyyy?”

  8. 11/12/2017 / 6:54 pm

    I’m having a ‘decide whether to boycott Nutella’ moment on account of their change in recipe…… I’m sure it will pass and yet another jar will slip into my basket….
    The overnight oats sound lovely though….. could make them with my home-made spread I guess…..
    Does the banana not go brown if left over night?

    • Mel
      Author
      13/12/2017 / 12:33 am

      Hi Kate, strangely the mashed banana did not get all brown. I was worried it might, but it was absolutely fine. Beanie normally has her porridge with homemade chocolate & hazelnut paste (it’s not really spread – she likes it crumbly), but it’s nice to stir a teaspoon of Nutella in the overnight oats 🙂 x

  9. 13/12/2017 / 11:55 am


    I do love overnight oats – adding Nutella though – GENIUS!

    • Mel
      Author
      14/12/2017 / 11:54 pm

      He he! Thanks sweetie. A bit of Nutella goes such a long way x

  10. Luis Monteiro
    19/12/2017 / 12:10 am


    I love cooking!

    • Mel
      Author
      24/12/2017 / 2:46 pm

      So do I!

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