Fresh bananas, a touch of rum extract, crunchy pecans, and delightful caramel yogurt make this on-the-go Bananas Foster Overnight Oats breakfast good enough for dessert!
Oatmeal is one of those foods you don’t truly appreciate until you start to get older and grow up.
As a child, I was not a fan. I’d eat it if Nana made it, but it was far from my favorite breakfast of a bowl of Cocoa Puffs.
How can you beat yummy cereal that turns your milk chocolate? (For the record, I still love those.)
Now that I’ve reached that threshold, oatmeal is one of my go-to breakfasts. It’s healthy, fast, filling, and super versatile.
It took a long time for me to appreciate yogurt, as well. I distinctly remember my turning point flavor being a cup with strawberry fruit goo on the bottom.
It was the goo that caught my attention. Since then, I’ve learned to love many other kinds of yogurt, but I find myself grabbing the goo on the bottom kind every once in a while.
When I spotted the strikingly packaged Liberté Méditerranée brand in the dairy aisle at my Publix, and saw the telltale fruit peeking through the clear bottom of the cup, I knew I’d been missing out on a great yogurt. And when their caramel flavor came in to sight, the idea for these Bananas Foster Overnight Oats came to life.
So. Overnight oats.
My friend Lara swears by them.
Honestly? She’s right to. First of all, they’re surprisingly delicious! If you like oatmeal, there’s no reason you shouldn’t like this.
The bananas foster part of this recipe comes from the addition of Liberté Mediterranee’s new caramel flavored yogurt. Bananas Foster is a simple dessert, consisting of the fruit doused in sugar and rum, then caramelized with pecans in a hot skillet and served with ice cream.
I highly recommend that particular dessert. But we’re talking breakfast here.
I’m one of those people who hit the snooze button five or six times before I get out of bed at the last minute, making breakfast impossible unless it’s on the go. Usually I grab coffee (OK, I always grab coffee), and a granola bar or banana, but these overnight oats are even easy to eat in the car – I just pop the jar in my car’s cup holder and scoop while I steer.
And let’s talk about how easy these Bananas Foster Overnight Oats are to make. Got five minutes before bedtime? Because that’s about all the prep time this literal breakfast of the future requires.
Toss your stuff in a bowl, mix it up real quick, put it in your prettiest mason jar or coffee mug, and refrigerate.
Then, off to bed.
When morning rolls around, you’ll be so excited to eat your breakfast, you may only hit the snooze button three times.
Including Liberté Yogurt in this breakfast idea was truly a great idea. Even though I normally opt for light or Greek yogurt for snacking and baking, Liberté makes theirs with whole milk and cream, live active cultures, and real fruit. Plus, they don’t contain gelatin, sugar substitutes or preservatives, which makes me so happy – I can’t stand sugar substitutes!
There are seven flavors to choose from, including the fantastic caramel used in this recipe.
The caramel is by far Mr. Crumby’s favorite – he ate the cups I originally bought for this recipe, so he got sent to the store to pick up more as punishment. I’m partial to the lemon, which is saying something, since I’m not usually much of a lemon fan – it’s wonderfully light and silky!
In case you’re new to this kind of breakfast, here are a few tips on overnight oat “construction”:
- There’s no need for exact measurements with overnight oats, so you can add or subtract the yogurt and milk as desired. If you like your oatmeal soupier than the one in this recipe, by all means, up the milk and cut back on the yogurt. You can also leave out the brown sugar if you’d prefer a less sweet oatmeal. Feel free to use your favorite cup or mug instead of mason jar.
- The recipe calls for old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant!), but if you’d rather use steel-cut oats, I recommend allowing the jar to sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before eating it. The steel-cut don’t seem to like to soften in the cold as much as the old-fashioned do!
- For a vegan version, swap the milk and yogurt for coconut milk and dairy free yogurt.
- You don’t have to top the finished product with the nuts or banana slices, but the crunch from the pecans compliments the soft oats nicely.
Bananas Foster Overnight Oats
- ⅔ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 ¼ cups caramel flavored yogurt
- ½ cup milk cow, rice, soy, or almond
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 fresh banana mashed
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons rum extract
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder optional
- Pecans cinnamon, & banana slices for topping
- In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients and stir to combine.
- Portion out in to 8 ounce mason jars.
- Refrigerate 6-8 hours or overnight.
- When ready to eat, sprinkle with cinnamon, and top with pecans and banana slices.
Christy Peeples DuBois says
I would love to try the Caramel.
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
This is one incredible breakfast!!
These sound amazing! I haven’t actually made overnight oats yet because it sounded complicated – but I was wrong! This sounds easy and delish.
Chicago Jogger says
Yum, this looks SO good! I swear I eat a banana pretty much every day of my life so I definitely need to try this.
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
Mmm, I love Liberté! I have tried lemon and french vanilla, both of which are incredible. Next I’d like to try the caramel flavor.
Carmen Perez (listen2mama) says
Oh wow, a new idea for breakfast, I love this. Hubby is a huge banana fan too, so I think I will have to make this very soon, maybe this weekend!
Audrey (@trihardmom) says
Wow! This looks amazing for breakfast!! I am a huge fan of oats, bananas, and yogurt. I think this will be nice over the summer for a filling breakfast that you don’t have to cook when its hot outside! Will definitely try this weekend. Thanks!
Sharon Erickson - Her Organized Chaos says
Oh wow this sounds wonderful! I love overnight oats and I love trying new recipes. Can’t wait to try this one out.
Ashley Perez says
i would love to try them all! The caramel sounds great! 🙂
Tammilee Tips says
This sounds like an amazing combination of flavors!! I am going to have to try this out.
This looks so yummy! My husband recently did a review for Liberté Yogurt and we have been hooked ever since! I think we have actually tired them all! I haven’t found one that I haven’t liked yet! It’s the best yogurt ever! But I have also found out that it’s hard to find here! The stores keep telling us they can’t keep it on the shelves. I told them they need to give them more space and limit the other brands then LOL!
Now this recipe is right up my alley. I love bananas fosters and oats. I never thought about putting them together!
OH my Gawsh! this looks too good! I am looking for some new overnight oats recipes!
Esther of Local Adventurer says
i’ve already told you this, but i love the way you style your food photos! 🙂 that’s something i’ve been working on. these look very yummy!
Rebecca Swenor says
These bananas overnight oats sounds and looks so delicious. I will have to make this for sure and we all love bananas along with caramel. Thanks so much for sharing,
Stumbled upon your blog today, love it! Beautiful pictures! Have to try to make overnight oats for breakfast! Too bad I don’t get Liberté yogurt in my part of the world (though would love to try the caramel, cappuccino and lemon as you mentioned).
I’d love to try the Méditerranée Caramel flavor!
lisa @bitesforbabies says
I LOVE overnight oats!! I make them at least once a week for the kids. If I remember to buy gluten-free oats then I eat them as well! Such a quick and healthy breakfast option!
Sarah @ Must Have Mom says
Mmm, these look yummy! I am all for any breakfast meal that can be prepared in advance! These look like an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing.
I have never thought to do overnight oatmeal. I don’t love oatmeal but I really love yogurt and I usually mix granola in mine so this seems like something I could handle and enjoy! Thanks for the idea!
I would like to try the blackberry flavor.
aimee fauci says
I would for real try the caramel. I bet it tastes so good! Great pics by the way.
Franc Ramon says
I actually love oats since they are easy to digest and creates fibers in your system. This one looks tasty with the banana.
Gabby Keeton says
The Bananas Foster looks super delicious and I will have to make it soon!
Gabby Keeton says
The Bananas Foster looks super delicious and easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!
Gabby Keeton says
I would definitely love the Cappuccino flavored one since I’m obsessed with coffee.
Tina W says
I want to try the Caramel Flavor, because it sounds yummy!
I love overnight oats AND bananas foster–this is a definite must try in my book! Thank you for sharing. 🙂
the strawberry flavor
Laura J says
Oh they all sound so good…but I think I would pick the Méditerranée Blueberry first!
Amanda Sakovitz says
I want to try strawberry
I really want to try the blackberry flavor.
Thomas Murphy says
I want to try the Méditerranée Cappuccino
The flavor I’d love to try is Méditerranée Lemon.
Gabby Keeton says
Wow!! I can’t believe I won. Thank you for the opportunity for this giveaway. I really enjoy all your food posts!