Bananas Foster Overnight Oats Recipe

Can you imagine eating Bananas Foster for breakfast and calling it healthy? With this overnight oats recipe, you’ll be ready to eat a delicious and filling meal first thing in the morning!

image: two jars of banana overnight oats

One of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans, Brennans, makes the most amazing bananas foster dessert. Ordering it, is an experience on its own. The waiter brings a cart next to the table and combines the bananas, brown sugar, butter, liquor, cinnamon, and rum right on the skillet. Then, cooks it and flambés the dessert prior to serving it over vanilla ice-cream.

It sounds amazing, right? I won’t even tell you how delicious it tastes. Let’s just say… that if you ever come to New Orleans, Brennans is definitely a place you want to experience.

These oats are clearly super easy to make but still have all the “wow” factor in the taste department. Check out this quick video to see how easy they are to make.

The recipe works best with steel-cut oats and with old-fashioned oats. Using quick or instant oats will yield a cup of delicious runny mush.

image: ingredients on the counter for banana overnight oats

How exactly did I decide to make a healthier version for breakfast? Well, my husband loves oatmeal. He used to buy oatmeal packets with the different flavors, bring fruit with him and mix it all up at work with milk. Feeling bad about the high content of sugar and fake flavors, I began pre-mixing his oatmeal in single serve jars.

image: wide view of two glass jars of overnight oats with banana

After a while, I had to get creative… so I began adding fruits, cream, maple syrup… and recreating some of our favorite desserts right in the jar. The entire process is so easy and comes together rather quickly; so this is one breakfast staple you’ll often find in my fridge.

image: sliced bananas in a skillet cooking

If you are eager for more tasty breakfast ideas, you’ll definitely want to check out my recipe for Banana Overnight Oats. This is another great one to make ahead so you have a healthy and hearty breakfast every day of the week!

image: in process making banana overnight oats, oats and milk in the jar with banana slices in a skillet behind the jar.

Ok, so back to these bananas foster overnight oats. Assembly is fast and the fridge does the rest.  While I like to make these overnight oats when bananas are at their prime, you can also use the overly ripe bananas you meant to use to make banana bread but somehow never got to baking. The mixture will be a bit more saucy, but just as delicious.

image: closeup view of bananas foster overnight oats

You can make these bananas foster overnight oats one night and enjoy them 3-4 days later! They are good right out of the fridge or warmed. Oatmeal is easy like that… you can mix and match to whatever rocks your boat.

Bananas Foster Overnight Oats Recipe

Do you know what’s better than oatmeal packets? This easy bananas foster overnight oats recipe! Full of flavor and alcohol free.

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Diet: Low Calorie


  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil*
  • 3 very ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground flax
  • 3 cups milk*


  1. In a small saucepan, heat up coconut oil over medium heat. Add bananas, vanilla, and cinnamon to the heated pan and begin to sauté until they begin to break down and juice out its natural sugars – about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the maple syrup, stir to combine, and cook for another minute, remove from heat.
  3. Inside each jar, place 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 teaspoon ground flax, and 3/4 cup.
  4. Divide the cooked bananas evenly over each glass jar.
  5. Stir to combine and refrigerate overnight.


  • You can use butter instead of coconut oil and your favorite dairy-free milk as well.
  • You can eat your oats cold right out of the fridge or warmed in the microwave.


  • Serving Size: 1 jar
  • Calories: 388
  • Sugar: 27.1g
  • Sodium: 95.7mg
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.7g
  • Fiber: 7.3g
  • Protein: 13.1g
  • Cholesterol: 15.7mg

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79 thoughts on “Bananas Foster Overnight Oats Recipe”

  1. Nina says:

    Do you know the nutritionals on this recipe, along with calorie content?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I do not. You are welcome to plug the ingredients into a nutritional website.

  2. Sarah says:

    Made these last night but forgt to stir! Can’t wait to try them! Hope they don’t take too much longer!! 🙂

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      ooooh yum! you an always “speed it up” by microwaving them for 30-60 seconds…

  3. jennifer says:

    I made this using buttermilk. Delicious!

  4. Kallie says:

    This sounds divine, I can not wait to make them, but it makes four jars, how long do they stay good for?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      They will stay good for 3-4 days in the fridge. Enjoy Kallie!

  5. Oh. My. Goodness! I found these yesterday and made some up for breakfast this morning. They are divine! I’m definitely going to make up some individual servings to grab from the fridge next week. They are so so SO good. Great work.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I’m glad you liked them Amber!

  6. jennifer says:

    Laura, made this last night for today! So yummy! thanks! and easy 🙂

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I’m so glad you liked them Jennifer!

  7. Melissa says:

    I do not like oatmeal but have been looking for ways to get my 2 year old to eat it and this might work 🙂 wondering if I can use almond milk instead of dairy? Thank you so much! Love your recipes!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Melissa, yes! you can use almond milk in these. Enjoy! Also, for your 2yo I recommend using old fashion oats (like in the video) instead of steel cut. The texture tends to be much more appealing to kids.

  8. Anny says:

    I don’t usually stock maple syrup at my home. Can I replace it with honey or agave nectar? if yes, do I use the same measurement as maple syrup? thx

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Absolutely Anny! Thank you!

  9. Rebekah Blalack says:

    Do you possibly have the calculations or the nutrition facts?

  10. beth c says:

    the bananas cooking with the vanilla & cinnamon smells absolutely divine! i can’t wait to eat this in the morning! 🙂 i guess i should have read through the recipe before i started making them though- i cooked the banans & then realized this makes four servings! 😀 surprise breakfast for the work week! thanks!

    1. beth c says: you happen to steel-cut your own oats? i just tried in my vitamix & got powder & some steel cuts… hm. i think i’m going to add chia seed in lieu of the flax. yum!

      1. Laura Fuentes says:

        I don’t but I know people that do. You can definitely add chia seeds instead of flax. Enjoy!

  11. Debbie says:

    Thanks for this recipe. It was very tasty but WAY too sweet, definitely more of a dessert taste. I’d recommend trying it with less maple syrup, you can always add more to taste. The coconut oil gave it wonderful flavor.

  12. Heidi says:

    Wow this was yummy!!! My daughter and I LOVED IT! To the person who said too sweet that it felt like dessert…that was my favorite part 😉 I hate oatmeal but I know it’s good for thanks to this recipe, I’ll happily eat it!
    Thank you for such a great share!!!

  13. Sean says:

    For the true steel cut oats texture, I recommend cooking the steel cut oats for 10 min, covered, letting sit for another hour and then transferring them to the jars overnight.

    I also used some spiced rum during the last 30 seconds of cooking the bananas (make sure to cook it off), and tossed in some brown sugar upon leaving the heat as I prefer a mine a little sweeter. Overall, a good recipe.

  14. Amy says:

    Hi! If I wanted to just make one serving, what would be the proportions?

  15. Chicken says:

    Even the bananas alone are really good! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. Traci G says:

    We have made this several times and LUV it! Thank you for the great recipe! I did have to double the portion size of oats(to 1/2 cup dry) for each person, we must be bigger eaters ;). I love your office lunch ideas too. Been loving looking around at your site.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Thanks so much Traci! I’m so glad you love this recipe.

  17. NCJ says:

    hi, wondering wether i can use quick oats for this … the recipe looks fabulous and it has bananas! my favorite ingredient

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Absolutely, just reduce some of the liquid since quick oats don’t need as much. Enjoy!

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