Choco-Banana Overnight Oats

When I was completing the 20/20 Challenge, I was always on the look-out for quick, healthy, and delicious breakfast solutions.  Some time ago, I stumbled across The Healthy Foodie blog, and one of the first recipes I noticed was the one for Choco-Banana Overnight Oats.  What are overnight oats, I wondered.  What is millet?  Chia seeds?  Is that like the seeds from the Chia Pet toy?  Buckwheat groats?  What?

So, I made a trip to Whole Foods and purchased what I could find.  So I got the millet and the chia seeds.  I left the buckwheat groats alone, as well as the carob chips.  Not that I wasn't willing to try, but I was looking into cost-effectiveness.  The millet could be purchased by the pound so I could get a little sampling, but I honestly didn't want to pay a lot for something I wasn't sure I would even like.

Choco-Banana Overnight Oats
(serves 1)

So basically, here are the ingredients I used:

  • ½ ripe banana, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp millet
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbsp chocolate flavored protein powder (I had some chocolate flavored Boost protein powder in the pantry - go figure)
  • ¼ cup milk (I use the original-flavored almond milk)

To not steal Sonia's thunder, please visit her blog post to see how these ingredients should be combined.  But seriously, it was super quick, quite delicious, and something I will try - but not everyday.  I love chocolate, and even though this chocolate dish is not sweet (except for the little sweetness from the protein powder and the banana), a girl can only do so much.

I'd love to know if you decide to give it a try.

{without the milk}

{with the milk; thereby milk some yummy chocolate milk}

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Bon Appetit,


  1. yum!!!!!! looks delicious (the "tablecloth" brought a smile to my face! )


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