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Overnight Banana Nut Oats

banana oats

A little peek at the calendar reveals that it’s a few days into November, but you wouldn’t know it from the temperature outside.  It’s 70 degrees today!  In Minnesota!  And it was yesterday too.  Now…I like chilling by the water in the summer as much as the next person, but we are approaching Thanksgiving, here.  I want to sip apple cider in the chilly temperatures.  I want to wear my plaid scarves with comfort.  I’m getting my fall ripped off.  😀

The thing about fall being warm is that those little black flying bugs stick around.  Do any of you know what I’m talking about?  They are these tiny little black specks of a bug, almost like a gnat.  But for being so small, they really hurt when they bite you.  I’d rather take mosquitoes any day.  I think they must live in the leaves or something, and come out on warmer fall days to make sure they destroy your happiness.  😉


I remember once when I was a kid my parents raked the leaves into a huge pile and I jumped right in…and those little bugs were in there.  I had a lot of anti-itch cream smeared on me that night.  🙂

On to nicer things.  How about some oatmeal AGAIN?!  I can’t help myself.  You guys know how I love oatmeal.  Anyway, this is a delicious overnight oat recipe that take about five minutes…perfect for those weekend mornings when you have to hurry and get outside to rake leaves…and tangle with those awful little bugs.

Maybe I should just let it go.

I won’t.  😉

Happy eating!

banana oats

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Overnight Banana Nut Oats
  • ⅓ cup old fashioned oats
  • ⅓ cup + 1 tbsp milk of your choice
  • ½ of a banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small mason jar.
  2. Allow to sit overnight before eating.


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  • annie@ciaochowbambina November 7, 2016, 6:48 pm

    I love the idea of a 5 minute recipe involving oats and bananas!! YUM!

    • Amanda November 9, 2016, 12:07 pm

      Thanks, Annie!

  • sues November 8, 2016, 10:51 am

    Ugh those little bugs are always flying around my office and they drive me nutty!! This looks so simple to make, I would have absolutely no excuse for not prepping it the night before!

    • Amanda November 9, 2016, 12:08 pm

      Aren’t those bugs the worst? Thanks so much!

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen November 9, 2016, 3:27 am

    Oats and bananas go so well together. I love the idea this 5-minute dish. Perfect breakfast.

    • Amanda November 9, 2016, 12:08 pm

      Thanks so much, Anu!

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