Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

I know what you’re thinking: “Lauren, this recipe is a repeat. You’ve done this before.”

Nah, that was just regular overnight oatmeal, mixed together in one jar. This recipe is a parfait. This one is special. This one contains whipped cream.

Wait, vegans! Don’t go! It contains whipped coconut cream. You know how I do.

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I’ve always wanted to make whipped coconut cream. Can you believe it’s taken me this long to try it? It’s actually shameful. I kept thinking it was too much work, but it was one of the easiest things I’ve ever done. It took me approximately 45 seconds from start to finish (and most of that time was opening the can).

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Of course, you could substitute your favorite yogurt, Silk whipped cream, or dairy whipped cream. However, you really must try the coconut version! It’s to die for!

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Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

    For the Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • For serving
  • Coconut whipped cream
  • Banana slices

How to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the oatmeal in a mason jar (or any container with a lid) and shake (or stir) until combined.
  2. Place in the fridge overnight or for several hours.
  3. In the morning, layer in a dish like so: oatmeal, banana, whipped cream, repeat.You can also top with nuts, coconut, etc.

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About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master’s degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

10 Responses to Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

  1. OK, you’ve inspired me to try whipping coconut cream. We can even get the small Thai Kitchen cans of just the cream here in Switzerland. I don’t have an electric mixer though; can I whip it by hand?

  2. Jodie says:

    Just love this recipe, thank you!

  3. Shilpi Chakrabarti says:

    Why is every recipe called “overnight oats”? Is that a type of branded oats?

    • Lauren Smith says:

      It’s a method of preparing oats. Instead of cooking them, they soak overnight in the fridge and absorb the liquids that way. They can be eaten raw/cold, or heated up.

  4. Christine says:

    The coconut cream looks like so much fun to make! Is the cream relatively healthy, or is it high in fat/calories? At least it’s plant-based, unlike heavy cream. I suppose I could use the excess liquid as a coffee creamer.

  5. Christine says:

    One more question: do you mix the banana in the night before, or do you slice and add it in the morning? Since the banana’s supposed to be a parfait layer, it seems like it would defeat the purpose to mix it with the oatmeal the night before.

    • Lauren Smith says:

      The slices are added in the morning. The oatmeal base itself is prepared overnight, but the parfait is assembled in the morning. I just cut off a portion of the banana and placed it in the fridge to slice in the morning.

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