In a mason jar, combine oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir vigorously or close and shake well.
Cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight, at least 8 hours.
Before serving, microwave bananas and peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl for 20 seconds, or until bananas are soft and peanut butter is melted. Add to chilled oats. Alternatively, you can simply top with a spoon of peanut butter and sliced banana (unheated).
You can make a double or triple batch. Overnight oats are good for 3 days in the fridge.
Choose Ceylon cinnamon that is safer for consumption. It's also known as true cinnamon. It can be found in health food stores, and also on Amazon.
Walnuts, pecans, berries, or any other raw nuts/seeds/fruits.
Oats contain a soluble fiber called beta-glucan that helps to reduce bad LDL cholesterol, balance blood sugar and keep you regular.
Cinnamon high in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and helps to improve insulin sensitivity.
Peanut butter contains healthy fats, B vitamins as well as vitamin E.