Overnight Oats are the ultimate no-cook healthy breakfast. This gluten-free overnight oat recipe combines the classic flavor combo of chocolate and banana, sneaking in cottage cheese for added protein. Perfect grab and go breakfast for busy mornings.
You know how the saying goes: breakfast is the most important meal of the day! There’s a million excuses in the book to skip breakfast – lack of time, lack of hunger, or you just don’t like breakfast foods. But skipping this crucial meal can negatively impact your athletic performance. The food choices you make provide your body with the fuel it will use to power your busy day and your workout. Start your day off the right way by trying out these Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats!
That’s right – chocolate at breakfast! These oats are made using cottage cheese and chia seeds to provide a boost of protein and fiber. A high-protein breakfast will keep you fill and fueled throughout the morning, preventing mid-day snacking or mindless eating. Protein has never tasted so sweet!
For the on-the-go athletes among us, this is the perfect recipe for you. Overnight oats are made the night before and left in the fridge to soak, making for the perfect grab-and-go breakfast choice. Plus – there’s no cooking involved! Simply mix and enjoy. With a mason jar of chocolate banana overnight oats waiting for you in the fridge, you won’t have an excuse to skip breakfast!
Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats
- 2/3 cup quick cooking steel cut oats
- 1 ripe banana, smashed
- 2/3 cup 2% cottage cheese
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a large mason jar; tighten the lid.
- Shake it up; place in fridge overnight, or at least 8 hours.