Date, Banana, and Almond Overnight Oats

Date, Banana, and Almond Overnight Oats

Busy weeks call for easy meals, especially breakfasts. Overnight oats are a very easy and healthy breakfast that requires only 5 minutes of work the day before. Even better – make several batches at once and then you have breakfast all week with only 5 minutes prep at the beginning of the week.

And overnight oats are completely customizable from the type of oats or cereal to the liquid to the toppings. What I will be sharing below is one of my favorite combinations – naturally sweetened with dates and bananas and a crunch from toasted almonds.

These measurements are for a single serving. Feel free to multiply by as many servings as you want to make at once. Also, use your favorite oat/cereal blend and nondairy or dairy milk.

In a jar or bowl, combine 1/2 a cup of oats (for this batch, I used Trader Joes Multigrain Hot Cereal), 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of cardamom.

In a blender, combine 1 cup of plain, unsweetened almond milk and 2 pitted dates and blend until smooth. Pour the date-almond milk over the oats, give it a quick stir, cover, and put into the refrigerator overnight.

When you are ready to eat (they are delicious straight from the refrigerator or warmed up a bit in the microwave), top with banana slices and some sliced toasted almonds. Side note, I use half a banana per serving. The other half goes straight into a bag in the freezer for a later smoothie date.

Dig in and enjoy!

Date, Banana, and Almond Overnight Oats

Make a large batch of these overnight oats at the beginning of the week and enjoy during those busy weekday mornings. But there is no reason that this won't work for lazy weekend breakfasts as well!
The recipe below is for a single serving, which is easily multiplied to make as many servings as you'd like.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Author: Rachel at Fridge Two Table


  • ½ cup oats or hot cereal blend (make sure to use gluten-free oats if needed)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cardamom
  • 1 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk (or any dairy or nondairy milk)
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • 2 tbsp sliced toasted almonds


  • Combine the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, and cardamom in a jar or bowl.
  • In a blender, combine the dates and almond milk and blend until smooth. Pour over the oats and stir the ingredients together.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator until the next morning or until you are ready to eat.
  • Serve cold or warm and top with the banana and almonds. Enjoy!

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