walnut date banana oatmeal in a white bowl with a pink napkin

Walnut, Date and Banana Oatmeal

Walnut, Date and Banana Oatmeal is a healthy, warming and gently spiced breakfast idea to get you through those cold winter mornings.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine European
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 299kcal
Author Nora Rusev


  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 - 1.5 cups liquid I use half milk and half water; I've found this creates the best taste and texture
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 dates chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 handful crushed walnuts
  • Other toppings: maple syrup sliced banana, hemp seeds, splash of cold milk


  • Add oats and liquid to a small pot set over medium-high heat. Break 1/2 banana into pieces and add to the pot, along with the dates, cinnamon and salt.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring, until creamy and the banana has melted into the oatmeal.
  • Serve with walnuts and your favorite toppings.


Nutrition estimate is without any liquid included, as that will be individual depending on what milk you're using.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg