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Chocolate and banana overnight oats recipe

Chocolate and banana overnight oats recipe

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Rebecca Wilson, AKA What Mummy Makes, shares her recipe for this easy make-ahead breakfast recipe. Make these chocolate overnight oats the night before for a nutritious and hassle-free breakfast the next morning. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare
  • 306 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 heaped tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon runny honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 150ml milk (of your choice)
  • 100g rolled porridge oats

Optional toppings

  • peanut butter
  • sliced banana
  • Greek yoghurt
  • fresh berries or sliced fruit
  • desiccated coconut

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 12%
  • Saturates

    3g 17%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 49.4g Protein 11.4g Fibre 4.4g


  1. The night before serving, mash the banana in the base of a bowl and stir in the peanut butter, honey or syrup and cocoa powder. 
  2. Add the milk and whisk well before tipping in the oats and giving one final stir, covering and setting in the fridge overnight. 
  3. In the morning, the oats should have soaked up all the liquid and will be ready to eat with your choice of toppings. If you prefer a looser consistency, add a splash more milk; if you prefer a warm breakfast, heat the oats in a pan or microwave in short bursts until warm.

Tip: Leftover oats will keep for a few days, or freeze for up to three months.

Note: Rebecca advises not to give honey to babies under a year old.

See more Healthy breakfast ideas

Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

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