Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

Chocolate banana overnight oats combine oats, banana, almond milk, chia seeds and chocolate protein powder come together to make a quick and easy, healthy breakfast option that tastes like dessert. You do the prep work the night before so the oats are soft and ready to eat come morning. No cooking required!

If you’ve been reading EBF for awhile you’ll know that throughout the summer months (and occasionally in the winter) I’m all about overnight oats. They’re cool, creamy and so easy. I love that I can whip up a batch before bed and wake up to a healthy and delicious breakfast without having to cook anything.

I’ve made (and shared) so many different overnight oat variations, but this one is a little different because there’s chocolate involved! It’s like dessert for breakfast, only healthy and packed with protein, healthy fats and smart carbs.

Clear jar of Overnight Oats with Banana slices and Cacao Nibs on top. On a black and white checkered countertop.

Per the usual with overnight oats, the process is quite simple.

Clear jar of dry oats and chia seeds on a black and white checkered countertop. Wood cutting board with banana in background.

Throw your oats and chia seeds in a bowl.

Liquid ingredient - mashed banana and milk have been added to the clear jar of overnight oats. Jar is sitting on a black and white checkered countertop, wood cutting board in background.

Add the protein powder, mashed banana and almond milk. Stir, stir, stir… until all the protein powder has dissolved.

Put the mixture in the fridge overnight.

Clear jar of Chocolate Banana Protein Overnight Oats with sliced bananas and cacao nibs on top.

Get a good night’s rest. Wake up, take the oats out of the fridge and top with banana slices and cacao nibs.

Close up image of clear jar with chocolate Banana Overnight Oats with Almond Butter, sliced bananas, and cacao nibs on top.

Add a big spoonful of almond butter… if you please. It’s never a question for me. If I’m having oats, there’s going to be a spoonful of nut butter involved.

That’s it. Time to dig in!

I know the sound of cold oats might sound odd, but don’t knock it until you try it. And if you try it and hate it, you can always just heat them up. 🙂

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Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats


Oats, banana, almond milk, chia seeds and chocolate protein powder come together to make a quick and easy, healthy breakfast option that tastes like dessert. You do the prep work the night before so the oats are soft and ready to eat come morning.


  • 1 banana, cut in half
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (not instant)
  • 1½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 Tablespoons chocolate protein powder
  • ½ Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cacao nibs
  • almond butter (optional)


  1. Cut one half of your banana in slices and mash the other half.
  2. Add mashed banana, oats, almond milk, protein powder and chia seeds into a bowl. Stir well to combine, until all the protein powder has dissolved. Seal container with a lid and place in the fridge overnight.
  3. Take the container out of the fridge the next morning and stir the mixture. You’ll notice that the protein powder, oats and chia seeds soak up a lot of the liquid so you may want to add a little more almond milk before serving. Portion overnight oats into two containers, top each with banana slices, cocoa nibs and almond butter (if using). Enjoy!

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 324
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Protein: 19g

Keywords: chocolate banana overnight oats

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  1. You say this is a single serving but say to divide in two bowls. So what is the protein count based on? The whole recipe or one bowl?

  2. They are so tasty, thank you for that recepie. Is it really 5 1/2 cups of milk? I added only about 2.5 and they turned out quite runny but still delicious.

    • Hi Iwona! Oh goodness, no… it should only be 1 1/2 cups of milk and 1 cup of rolled oats for the original recipe, which makes 2 servings. Did you happen to click the 1x or 2x button to scale the recipe? This is what seems to be causing issues. I think something is wonky with this function so I just reached out to my developer to try to fix it.

  3. If you don’t the like the taste/texture that protein powder can add to a meal, try subsiding 50/50 milk and Greek yogurt for the almond milk.

  4. I made these (but doubled the banana because I LOVE bananas) and they were so tasty!! Also now officially addicted to cacao nibs.

  5. Oh I am obsessed with overnight oats! I love this flavor combination! Can’t wait to give these a try! No better way to wake up in the morning than knowing these chocolate banana overnight oats will be waiting for me!

  6. So delicious and I loved that it kept me full until lunch. I hope you post more overnight oat recipes using chocolate protein powder. Thank you!

  7. I have never bought chocolate protein powder. Would you be willing to give some tips on what I’m looking for, and where to find it in the store? Brands you like would be a bonus. Thanks!

  8. Brittany,
    Looks yummy and healthy! Need to try this tomorrow as I have all the ingredients except chocolate protein powder. Which brand did you use? Also I have 2 (pounds) bags of organic cacao nibs and don’t know what to do. I opened one bag, and tried it in oatmeal….boy its bitter as hell! I could not handle it. I wish I could give the unopened bag to someone without having to waste it. I got them at an online super food site, lost receipt and can’t even return the unopened bag.
    P.S: Congratulations on your new home 🙂

    My parents visited me for a month and was busy running them around and I missed your blog since May! Just now trying to catch up:)

  9. Brittany, I made this last night for breakfast this morning and it was awesome! I make overnight oats with Greek yogurt all time but I can never get the ratio of oats to milk right in the vegan version. These were perfect! I used cocoa powder instead of protein powder and it worked like a charm 🙂

  10. Anyway to sneak chocolate into my breakfast sounds good to me! Your recipes are so unique and I enjoy your sense of humor through out your blog posts. I have never put protein powder in my overnight oats, but usually try to sneak it somewhere else in my meal. I will have to give it a try! Would you be interested in teaming up with Chicory and becoming a recipe partner?

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