Caramelized Banana Overnight Oats

This caramelized banana overnight oats, served best with homemade milk kefir (dairy or non-dairy), is rich in fibers, protein, and live probiotics.  

Caramelized Banana Overnight Oats-This caramelized banana overnight oats, served best with homemade milk kefir (dairy or non-dairy), is rich in fibers, protein, and live probiotics.

My family and I had been eating boxed cereals for breakfast up until recently.  I would put four different kinds of cereal, homemade milk kefir, and homemade soy milk on the table.  This had been my morning routine for Leo’s school days.

Finally, I got tired of boxed cereal.  No surprise!

We usually bought boxed cereals that are gluten-free and low in sugar.  Leo and I like to mix a few kinds of cereal together with milk kefir. Knowing these cereals are considered processed foods and aren’t as healthy as advertised, I made the switch.  

Overnight oats has become my first go-to breakfast to get us on a healthier breakfast track.

Caramelized Banana Overnight Oats-close-up view-in one brown bowl

I wasn’t too sure if Leo would be willing to try it.  He used to eat lots of cooked oatmeal for breakfast as a baby-toddler.  Suddenly, he refused to take a bite at the age of 2.

I knew that he loved bananas.  So adding this would definitely be a good choice. I brushed a skillet with a thin layer of oil and fried the bananas until they were caramelized. You can make this ahead of time instead of doing it on a busy morning.  

Caramelized Banana Overnight Oats-top view -in three brown bowls

A funny thing happened!  While I was taking pictures of this caramelized banana overnight oats,  Leo wandered around my props (those three bowls of oats and roasted coconut shreds).  That’s when I caught him out of the corner of my eye sneaking a few roasted coconut shreds and popping them in his mouth .  

Caramelized Banana Overnight Oats-front view-in three bowls with a wooden spoon

“Hey,” I said to a boy with a smirk on his face, “don’t eat my props!”

So, after the photoshoot, he asked if he could have a bowl of the oats.  Hooray, he loves oatmeal again!

Caramelized Banana Overnight Oats
 
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This caramelized banana overnight oats, served best with homemade milk kefir (dairy or non-dairy), is rich in fibers, protein, and live probiotics.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
Overnight Oats
Garnish
  • 2 bananas, cut into ½ inch slices
  • ½ teaspoon canola oil
  • ¼ cup roasted unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 2 teaspoons cacao nibs
Instructions
  1. In a container, mix all overnight oat ingredients together. Cover with lid and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes but no longer than 18 hours.
  2. Heat a skillet over high heat until smoky hot. Evenly brush the skillet with oil to form a thin lay of oil. Reduce the heat to medium high and add bananas slices. Fry and flip until both sides are brown or caramelized.
  3. Serve the overnight oats cold with caramelized banana slices, roasted coconut shreds, and cacao nibs.

 

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