If you’ve been reading my articles for a while now, you know my love and devotion to pie. Pies are the superior dessert in my personal opinion. And banana cream pie is one of my favorites! But I’ve actually always preferred the banana pudding version of banana cream pie. Basically just take the classically famous Southern desert, banana pudding, and put it into a pie form with some whipped topping…Pure bliss.
So for Mother’s Day this year, I decided to treat my mom to a special breakfast that was super convenient because I could even make it the night before and it would be all ready for her on Mother’s Day morning! Overnight oats have gotten pretty popular lately in the healthy blogging world for many reasons. Had to give them a try myself. And I decided to give them a try while being inspired by one of my most favorite desserts.
Easy + Healthy + Delicious = Perfect quick breakfast. These overnight oats are filled with just the right combination of ingredients to keep you fuller longer and give you a super boost of good nutrients to start off your day.
Banana Pudding Pie Overnight Oats
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup milk of choice
1 tsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. maca powder
1 tsp. sugar-free, fat-free banana pudding mix
1 really ripe banana (mashed)
1/3 cup greek yogurt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
Add the oats, milk, chia seeds, maca powder, pudding mix, and banana to the mason jar first. Using a fork, mix these ingredients together until just well incorporated. Add in the remaining ingredients and put the lid on the mason jar. Make sure it’s secure! Now shake, shake, shake that mason jar (preferably while dancing to a groovy tune in your head and busting out some dance moves) until all ingredients are well combined. It should take roughly 30 seconds. Place mason jar in fridge and leave overnight.
This yummy dessert-inspired, nutritious, breakfast will be ready for you first thing in the morning! Enjoy.
Healthy Recipe Tidbits
- The maca powder is optional, but I highly recommend trying it if you get the chance! Maca powder has a wide array of amazing health benefits. Maca has been known to help balance hormones, increase energy, boost fertility, and improve your skin and hair, just to name a few!
- Chia seeds are another fantastic superfood to add to your diet for a wide array of health benefits. A 1-oz. serving of chia seeds contains more more heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids than a serving of salmon, contains 4g of protein, and has nearly 11g of fiber.
- The greek yogurt gives an extra boost of protein and calcium to this breakfast. The protein will keep you fuller longer.
- I used sugar-free, fat-free instant pudding mix to cut back on the sugar content and fat content. It also helps make this breakfast more diabetic friendly.
- About half of the fiber content in bananas is soluble. When soluble fiber reaches your digestive tract, it absorbs water and slows digestion. Food is forced to sit in your stomach for a while, making you feel full. If you have a banana before lunch, you’ll be less likely to overeat when your food comes to the table.
Have you ever tried overnight oats? And if so, do you have a favorite recipe?
What’s your favorite healthy breakfast to make that keeps you full until lunchtime?