Banana Chocolate Nutella Overnight Oats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup whole natural almonds, divided
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (not Greek-style)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Topping: Sliced bananas, crushed almonds or peanuts, cacao nibs

Directions

Toast the almonds in a dry skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned and fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then chop them coarsely (I put them in a ziplock bag and pound them into smaller pieces).

Divide the almonds in half. Place half in a mixing bowl and leave the other half for the topping. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.

To serve, top with sliced bananas, nuts and cacao nibs.

Raw almonds are what I usually use. I like to spread them in a single layer in a dry skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until they are fragrant and begin to turn golden brown, approximately three to five minutes. I then put them into a ziplock bag and bang them with a meat mallet until crushed.