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Put your Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal in the fridge overnight and wake up to a delicious, healthy breakfast. Oats are soaked in milk and mixed with mashed bananas, honey and vanilla and topped with cinnamon, walnuts and freeze dried bananas. 

Put your Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal in the fridge overnight and wake up to a delicious, healthy breakfast. Oats are soaked in milk and mixed with mashed bananas, honey and vanilla and topped with cinnamon, walnuts and freeze dried bananas.

OVERNIGHT BANANA BREAD OATMEAL

Overnight oatmeal is one of my go-to easy, healthy breakfast or snack options. I love prepping it the night before and having it waiting for me in the morning. This Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal is one of my favorite recipes when it comes to oatmeal combinations. I love the mashed bananas mixed with the oats and then topped with cinnamon, walnuts and the freeze dried bananas.

The nice thing about overnight oatmeal is that you can eat it cold if you are in a hurry and on the go, or you can warm it up in the microwave. You can also use dairy or a dairy alternative, whatever works with your diet. Sometimes I use regular oats and sometimes I use steel cut oats, whatever I have on hand. You can’t beat waking up to a healthy, delicious breakfast that requires no addition work.

Put your Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal in the fridge overnight and wake up to a delicious, healthy breakfast. Oats are soaked in milk and mixed with mashed bananas, honey and vanilla and topped with cinnamon, walnuts and freeze dried bananas.

I used a fresh banana to mash and mix with the oatmeal, but then topped the Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal with freeze dried fruit. This makes it easy to take your oatmeal on the go and still be able to top with bananas. Plus, it adds a nice crisp, crunch!

I love fresh fruit as much as the next guy but sometimes it isn’t available or it would go bad before you can eat it. I know when I am traveling with my children it can sometimes be hard to have fresh fruit on hand to snack on. When I learned about Crispy Green freeze-dried fruit I was so excited! My kids love this fruit and it is the perfect on-the-go snack that you can stash in your car, gym bag or travel bag for a trip.

Put your Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal in the fridge overnight and wake up to a delicious, healthy breakfast. Oats are soaked in milk and mixed with mashed bananas, honey and vanilla and topped with cinnamon, walnuts and freeze dried bananas.

At Crispy Green, they believe in a simple philosophy: keep it pure, keep it tasty and keep it wholesome. This has been and will always be the guiding principle of their continuing product development.  Crispy Green transforms apples, bananas, pears and other fresh fruits into an incredible, light and crispy texture that snacks like a chip!

AND the best part is that this process retains most all of the nutrients you receive from a fresh piece of fruit—without adding ANYTHING! That is music to my ears. The taste in Crispy Fruit comes from the fresh fruit itself. There is no sugar, sweeteners or other additives used to enhance the taste or appearance.

Put your Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal in the fridge overnight and wake up to a delicious, healthy breakfast. Oats are soaked in milk and mixed with mashed bananas, honey and vanilla and topped with cinnamon, walnuts and freeze dried bananas.

Are you familiar with the freezer drying process? I wasn’t, so I found it interesting to hear how they do it!

To freeze dry fruit, they start with top-quality fruit, sourced from carefully selected, certified growers. The fruit is cleaned and sliced and then frozen to below -0F. The frozen fruit is then placed in a vacuum chamber where 98 percent of the moisture is removed at temperatures as low as -50F! Qualified fruit slices are finally packaged into moisture-proof and air-proof packages to preserve nutrition, flavor, and freshness.

Crispy Fruit is healthier than most dried fruit brands because it maintains 90 percent of the nutritional value and is low in calories – all fruits are 55 calories or less per serving. I love this! There are no additional sugars, sweeteners or preservatives. These fruit snacks are gluten free, certified Non-GMO, kosher-certified and have no fat or cholesterol.  The perfect snack.

It is the perfect thing to top your Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal, especially if you are taking your oatmeal to work with you as a snack or to eat after the gym. You can easily open up a bag of Crispy Green Freeze Dried Bananas and top that delicious oatmeal!

Put your Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal in the fridge overnight and wake up to a delicious, healthy breakfast. Oats are soaked in milk and mixed with mashed bananas, honey and vanilla and topped with cinnamon, walnuts and freeze dried bananas.

I love the variety of fruit that Crispy Green offers.  My family’s favorites are the bananas, pear, pineapple and mango,  My kids will devour a packet after we play at the playground or as an after school snack. The key to healthy snacking in my house is preparing ahead of time and making sure I have options on hand–these are the perfect helper!

If you are looking for useful information and practical tips for living a healthier life you have to check out Crispy Green’s newest site called Smart Lifebites .  The mission of the site is to share sensible, healthy lifestyle information and ideas to help visitors maximize each day….one smart lifebite at a time.

Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal

Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Put your Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal in the fridge overnight and wake up to a delicious, healthy breakfast. Oats are soaked in milk and mixed with mashed bananas, honey and vanilla and topped with cinnamon, walnuts and freeze dried bananas.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal {you can use regular oats or steel cut oats}
  • 1 cup milk {or dairy substitute}
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup Crispy Green’s Crispy Fruit Freeze Dried Bananas
  • 2 small mason jars or container with a lid

Instructions

  1. Split the oatmeal into the two mason jars and then split the milk between the two jars. Split the mashed banana, vanilla, honey and cinnamon into the two jars and stir. Secure the lid and refrigerate overnight.
  2. When you are ready to eat your overnight oatmeal you can either eat it cold or warm it up in the microwave. Top your oatmeal with walnuts, a dash of cinnamon and freeze dried bananas.

Notes

Try adding a variety of nuts depending on what you like. Two that work great to use are almonds or pecans!

I like adding shredded coconut to mine from time to time.

Put your Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal in the fridge overnight and wake up to a delicious, healthy breakfast. Oats are soaked in milk and mixed with mashed bananas, honey and vanilla and topped with cinnamon, walnuts and freeze dried bananas.

Today’s post is in partnership with Crispy Green. As always, opinions are 100% my own. 

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Sijtje Sap

Monday 5th of June 2017

This is my type of meal! Loved the post and recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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