Strawberry Banana Split Overnight Oats Recipe
As far as desserts go, you cannot beat the traditional ice-cream banana split, however this strawberry banana split overnight oats recipe is pretty delicious and way more filling. Between the cold, creamy yogurt, the sweet fruit and then having that all topped with chocolate and nuts… it couldn’t be better. Lucky for you, I have created a recipe that brings all those flavors and textures together along with the addition of protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates!
This strawberry banana split overnight oats recipe will have you excited to wake up in the morning because wake up means it is time to eat these delicious oats. You can make single serving or fill a big airtight container with this recipe and eat it multiple times over the week (and trust me, after the first bite, you will be craving these oats daily). These oats are so good they can also pass as a dessert. If you’re the type of person who craves a sweet treat in the evening, this recipe is a great way to kick the craving and get in a final serving of some key nutrients! Overnight oats are the best because they can be prepped in advance and stay good for multiple days making them a perfect way to start (or finish) your day.
Strawberry Banana Split Overnight Oats Nutrition Info:
Yogurt: Read your yogurt nutrition label! If you are looking for a little extra protein, shoot for over 8 grams per serving. Yogurt provides vitamin B12, calcium, phosphorus, and riboflavin. It’s also known for some bonus probiotics promoting a happy gut.
Berries: One serving of strawberries provides about 160% of the Recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C! The heart-healthy fruit also has potassium, folate, fiber and phytonutrients. The health benefits of berries are awesome!
Oats: Oats are a whole grain source rich in carbs and fiber. Oats are also very high in many vitamins and minerals! Oatmeal benefits steel cut oats vs. regular oats is a question I get a lot. I prefer regular oats and their oat nutritional value is essentially the same.
Try out my original basic overnight oat parfait
List for other flavor combos for overnight oats to add to original recipe:
Tropical: pineapple, mango, toasted coconut, chia seeds
Cinnamon Apple: toasted almonds, baked apples, cinnamon, nutmeg
Coffee: instant espresso, vanilla
Peanut Butter and Jelly: peanut butter, strawberries, fruit spread
Banana Bread: mashed banana, walnuts, flax seed
Pumpkin Pie: pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, pumpkin seeds
Carrot Cake: shredded coconut and carrots, raisins, walnuts
Pina Colada: coconut, pineapple, chia seeds
Recipe Developer and Co-Author: Jane Daum, Nutrition and Dietetics Student, Amazing Chef, @eatwell.staywell