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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Date-Nut Overnight Oats

I really wish I was a morning person.  I look enviously at all those people who get up nice and early and squeeze in a workout before finally hunkering down for breakfast.  They're probably the same people who organize closets and successfully avoid impulse magazine buys while waiting in the check-out line at the grocery store.

I like quick breakfasts because when I wake up in the morning the last thing I want to do is spend a long time making breakfast.  Overnight oats are great because they're fast and require minimal clean-up.  That's my main gripe about scrambled eggs.  They cook up quickly, but I always find cleaning the pan a pain in the you-know-what.

I usually mix just about anything into my oats (coconut is surprisingly tasty) and one of my absolute favorite mix-ins are chopped dates.  This one combines dates with chopped walnuts and warm cinnamon and nutmeg.  

Date-Nut Overnight Oats


1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup milk
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
chopped dates
chopped walnuts


Combine the oats, milk, nutmeg and cinnamon in a bowl.  Let chill in the refrigerator over night.  In the morning, mix in the dates and walnuts.  


  1. I'm with you on the quick breakfasts! Overnight oats are great for busy mornings!

    1. Definitely! And I haven't made them in ages! I'm getting back in the overnight oats swing :D

  2. I love the simplicity of overnight oats in the mornings!

  3. A perfect healthy breakfast.