Everyone has mornings when they need to get out the door quickly. This simple recipe is kid-friendly and can be made the night before. This recipe can also be customized for even the pickiest eaters.

Overnight No-Cook Banana Oatmeal


  • 2 1/2 cups skim milk

  • 1 Tbsp. honey

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 3 1/2 cups rolled oats (not instant or quick-cooking)

  • bananas, halved lengthwise and sliced

  • 1/4 cup chopped, unsalted pecans or walnuts


  • In a large, re-sealable container or bowl, add milk, honey, and extract.
  • Stir to combine, adding oats and stirring to combine.
  • Seal or cover; place in the refrigerator and let it sit overnight.
  • The next day, peel each banana. Halve each one lengthwise and slice. Divide sliced bananas and nuts over each oatmeal portion. Serve.

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  • This recipe is made possible through the American Heart Association. To learn more about the American Heart Association, and see more of their recipes, please visit https://www.heart.org/