Recipe By HurdBird
Published May 6th
Prep 10m Cook - Additional 4h Ready In 4h 10m
Servings 1 jar of oats Calories 616

A little sweetness is all you need and vanilla extract makes it taste gourmet. You can get creative with this recipe and use berries instead of bananas, flax seeds instead of chia, or any unsweetened nut milk or nut butter that you fancy.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter, or more to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place 3 to 4 slices of banana in the bottom of a jar. Layer 1 1/2 teaspoon of almond butter, 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds, and 1/2 cup oats on top. Repeat layering remaining almond butter, chia seeds, and oats, leaving a 1-inch gap at the top.
  2. 2 Mix almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Pour over oats, leaving a 1/2-inch gap at the top to allow oats to expands as they soak. Push a knife or fork vertically through the jar to make sure milk mixture soaks all the way through.
  3. 3 Cover jar tightly and refrigerate until oats are moist, 4 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 616
  • Carbohydrate 99.9 g
  • Fat 19 g
  • Fiber 14.3 g
  • Protein 16 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Sodium 239.3 mg
  • Sugar 27.6 g

Chef's Notes

Substitute any unsweetened nut milk for the almond milk if desired.


  1. Really nice and did not need a second row - looks and tastes great
  2. I made it without almond butter, as I didn't have any and with 2% milk instead of almond milk. It was very good. Next time I may try it with quick oats to allow the milk to absorb more completely.
  3. changed this up to make it healthier and still taste good. Removed the banana as we don't like them and added Chia seeds around 2 tsp for 2 servings. Do 3/4 C. oats and 1C. of milk, couple drips of vanilla, the Chia seeds, couple tsp. of Cinnamon grounded, handful of blueberries. place lid on - Read more ...
  4. I really enjoyed this. So easy to make ahead of time for the family.
  5. Absolutely delicious!!
  6. Absolutely Wonderful.
  7. This made an easy, good breakfast. I didn't use maple syrup but added a little less than 1/4 tsp maple flavoring instead along with some stevia for sweetness. A great breakfast to have in the frig for when I need to get up and out of here on time.

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