You’ve never had oatmeal like this before! This thick and creamy banana cream pie overnight oatmeal smoothie combines that stick-to-your-ribs feeling of a bowl of oats with the silky smooth texture of a smoothie. Vegan, gluten-free, and packed with plant-based protein and fiber, it makes a perfect healthy and easy breakfast or snack!
Hi, hello, and welcome your friendly faces to the first ever Sweet & Savory Saturday!
Are you excited? I’m excited. Mostly because we’re kicking things off with one of my very favourite ingredients of.all.times – OATS. It’s no secret that I love those little guys to bits, not only for how healthy and delicious they are, but for how versatile too! Just how versatile? Wellllll, just head on over to Arman’s blog to check out a bunch of healthy and unique ways to use oats, where you can add your own oat recipes to the linkup!
BUT! But… not before you check out the deliciousness that I’ve got for you first…
We’re going back to the basics today, because sometimes simple is best.
As much as I love experimenting with fancy flavour combinations, there’s no denying the simple appeal of the classics. I mean… they’re classics for a reason, right? And I’m sure we can all agree that the combination of bananas and oats is definitely a classic.
BUT! Today’s banana cream pie overnight oatmeal smoothie (mouthful alert!) is a classic with a twist, because while it’s made with the tried and true combination of bananas and oats, there are a few little details that make it stand out in a crowd.
First, the overnight bit. Yes, that means you need to do a little prep work in advance, but it’s like 2 minutes of hands-on time and then all the magic happens while you sleep.
And, yes – this step is COMPLETELY necessary. I tried to skip out on it to see if I could get some instant gratification, and it was a COMPLETELY different smoothie. You know how they say that good things come to those who wait? They were talking about this smoothie.
Not only does a little bit of chill time let the oats absorb the almond milk and get all fluffy and creamy, but it gives the bananas time to freeze – and that’s what takes this baby from a simple banana smoothie to a banana cream pie smoothie.
I mean… just look at that creaminess!
I was originally going to call this recipe a banana bread smoothie, but banana cream pie is what came to mind as soon as I had my first taste because of how sweet, banana-y, cool, and creamy it was.
I normally use 1/2 cup of oats in my overnight oatmeal smoothies, but I decreased it to 1/4 cup for this recipe and added more banana instead. The result is a smoothie that’s slightly less doughy, but just as thick, comforting and satisfying… especially with the right kinds of toppings…
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- 1 1/2 - 2 medium ripe bananas, frozen (150 g)
- 3/4 cup (177 ml) unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup (20 g) rolled oats**
- 1/2 Tbsp (8g) natural almond butter***
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt (optional but highly recommended)
- The night before, peel your bananas and cut them into small chunks. Transfer the chunks to a plastic bag or container and place them in the freezer. Then, add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl of your blender and give them a stir to ensure that everything is well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
- The next morning, remove your blender bowl from the fridge and add the frozen banana chunks. Blend on high until a smooth and creamy consistency is reached, adding more milk if the smoothie is too thick. Transfer to a bowl or glass, add desired toppings, and enjoy!
** Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need this to be gluten-free.
*** I like to use almond butter because it has a sweet and mild taste. Feel free to use your favourite nut/seed butter, but the flavour might shine through a little.
**** If your smoothie is too thick for your tastes, add a few extra splashes of milk to the blender.
Looking for more overnight oatmeal smoothie recipes? Try one of these!
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Next week’s linkup will be here on Spoons, and the theme is… bananas ??
What’s one of your staple oatmeal ingredients?
How about staple smoothie ingredient?
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