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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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Overnight oats take 2 minutes to prepare. They are creamy, filling and quite frankly delicious, especially with banana and Nutella to jazz them up. Check this easy, balanced recipe that only uses 1 heaped teaspoon of Nutella for a delicious breakfast. #ad #overnightoats #onthetable #easyrecipe #balancedbreakfast #BreakfastWithNutella #Nutella

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Disclosure: This recipe is sponsored by Nutella. As always, all opinions and photos are my own. 

22 Comments

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

    5 stars
    I love cooking!

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

      So do I!

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