This protein-packed breakfast is the perfect way to start your morning! These overnight oats with protein powder are easy to make, delicious, and super healthy!

protein overnight oats in mini glass jars on a wooden cutting board topped with fruit

What Makes This Recipe Great

Imagine how easy breakfast would be if you could simply grab and go a healthy, filling meal with minimal prep and no running around last minute! Welcome, overnight oats with protein powder!

This easy meal-prepped breakfast takes just 5 minutes the night before, and gives you a protein-packed breakfast for four days! No more early rising to cook and eat, simply open your refrigerator, grab a jar of protein overnight oats with banana, and enjoy!

Ingredient Notes

ingredients for overnight oats in nesting jars and various size bowls

Gluten Free Oats: I like Bob’s Red Mill brand or One Degree brand from Costco or Thrive Market! While it seems like all oats would be gluten-free, be sure to check the label because this isn’t always the case!

Chia Seeds: Chia seeds have such amazing health benefits and give this oatmeal an extra boost in texture and health!

Non-Fat Greek Yogurt: If you’re dairy-free, sub your favorite dairy-free yogurt of choice, or replace it with an extra cup of almond milk.

Almond Milk: If you prefer different dairy-free milk, feel free to use it!

Vanilla Protein Powder: I have recently been trying out protein powder from the brands Be Well By Kelly and Truvani, but use your favorite brand! You could also use chocolate protein powder if you prefer the chocolate and banana combo! If using unflavored protein powder, feel free to add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.

How To Make Protein Overnight Oats

4 steps for making protein overnight oats
  1. Mash your bananas and add all over the ingredients to a bowl except for the oats. 
  2. Mix well until relatively smooth and combined
  3. Add in the oats and stir until combined.
  4. Divide the mixture between four 7-oz jars (these are my favorite), cover, and store in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes. For best results, store overnight!

Mary’s Tips & Tricks

Double Batch: If you want to make more protein overnight oats with banana for yourself or your family, simply click “print” on the recipe below and increase the servings. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust!

Toppings: Feel free to add blueberries, strawberries, peanut butter, or almond butter to these!

Jars: I use Weck Tulip jars, but feel free to use whatever containers you have on hand. These jars each hold about 7 oz. Just be mindful of the serving size if you don’t have the same volume containers as I am using.

Variations: You can really adjust these protein overnight oats with banana to your preference. Use a different flavor protein powder (like chocolate or strawberry) and try mashing up different fruits like strawberries or blueberries. You can also add a dollop of peanut butter to the mixture if you prefer. Or, use any of these as toppings. This recipe is versatile and accommodating to all kinds of flavor preferences!

Recipe FAQs

How many calories are in protein overnight oats with banana?

In one jar of this recipe with banana, there are 369 calories.

Are overnight oats a good source of protein?

Yes! In a serving of these overnight oats with banana, there are 23 grams of protein, keeping you fuller longer!

What are the health benefits of chia seeds?

Chia seeds are rich in nutrients: antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Can I use a different fruit besides a banana?

Yes! Try mashing blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc!

overnight oats in small jars topped with fruit on a wooden cutting board

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Overnight Oats with Protein Powder

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free oats
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt, for dairy free: sub dairy free yogurt of choice, or replace with an extra cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder, I like Be Well By Kelly's protein powder!

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Mash your bananas and add all over the ingredients to a bowl except for the oats.
  • Mix well until relatively smooth and combined.
  • Add in the oats and stir until combined. Divide the mixture between four 7-oz jars (these are my favorite), cover, and store in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes. For best results, store overnight!

Notes

Double Batch: If you want to make more protein overnight oats with banana for yourself or your family, simply click “print” on the recipe below and increase the servings. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust!
Toppings: Feel free to add blueberries, strawberries, peanut butter, or almond butter to these!
Jars: I use Weck Tulip jars, but feel free to use whatever containers you have on hand. Just be mindful of the serving size if you don’t have the same volume containers as I am using.
Variations: You can really adjust these protein overnight oats to your preference. Use a different flavor protein powder (like chocolate or strawberry) and try mashing up different fruits like strawberries or blueberries. You can also add a dollop of peanut butter to the mixture if you prefer. Or, use any of these as toppings. This recipe is versatile and accommodating to all kinds of flavor preferences!

Nutrition

Serving: 1jar, Calories: 369kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 143mg, Potassium: 547mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 47IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 309mg, Iron: 3mg