Banana Nut Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal is something my mom used to make for us kids. I don’t know why, but I loved this stuff so much! Maybe it was the perfect combination of cinnamon, bananas and nuts, or maybe I am just some sentimental creature that liked waking up to breakfast sitting in a bowl patiently waiting for me. It does make you feel a little pampered. :) Well my mom didn’t exactly make these the night before. Actually she made them about 30 minutes to an hour before we woke up, but if the oats soak enough, it works either way!

This recipe is perfect for so many occasions! On a busy school morning it is great if you can pull this out of the fridge, having prepared it the night before, and have breakfast ready in an instant! Or if you are the person who has a normal morning routine – scripture study, work out, shower, etc. – you can mix this up before you begin your routine and have it ready when you are done! I am sure you can get creative with how this will work into your schedule. It is great. :)

This recipe isn’t necessarily a “quick version” of normal oatmeal, because seriously, regular oatmeal takes 5 minutes to make. But Overnight Oatmeal is a great way to mix up the same ingredients in new way with a new taste. 

I will just say, my husband is not a fan of this, because the oats do not have the same “cooked” flavor. I agree, there is a slightly raw element to this oatmeal, but I love the flavor! Let me clarify though, if the oats don’t soak enough they will taste extremely raw and it doesn’t taste good at all. But give them 30+ minutes to soak and they are fantastic! Just don’t expect them to taste the same as cooked oatmeal. It also isn’t the same thing if you use old fashioned oats. I love me some good old fashioned oatmeal but I find that this particular recipe works better with quick cooking oats.


3/4 cup quick cooking oats
3 TBS sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk or coconut milk
1/2 cup sliced bananas
1/4 cup almonds, chopped


Combine the oats, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in milk and top with bananas and almonds. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the oatmeal soak in the fridge for 30 to 60 minutes, or overnight (8 hours).

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