Recipe by Katie Mae
Looking for a health breakfast? Try this almost raw oatmeal topped with walnuts and berries. It’s wonderfully sweetened from bananas and dates – no need for brown sugar or maple syrup. I love this recipe, because you can make it the night before and it’s all ready for you in the morning. If you do make it the night before just leave out the berries and nuts until morning for optimal freshness.
This recipe was inspired by my Banana Blueberry Bar recipe. I was making the bars at a cooking demo I gave at one of Dr. McDougall’s 10-day programs. I completed the recipe, except for the final step of pouring the batter in the pan and baking it. (The Banana Blueberry Bars for sample were cooked before the demo.) After my demo the manager for the McDougall Program had a spoonful of the uncooked batter. It was too my surprise, that she loved it raw! Bite after bite, she couldn’t stop herself from going back for more. After seeing that I had to make it into a recipe for you to try. If you like it, and are curious to how it would be warm right out of the oven, check out my post for the Banana Blueberry Bars.
Makes 2 servings
Ready in minutes
Stores days in fridge (unassembled)
- ¾ cup apple juice, no added sugar
- 1½ ripe bananas, peeled
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 dates, pitted and halved
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup fresh berries
- 1 cup walnuts
1. Place apple juice, bananas, cinnamon and vanilla extract into a blender. Blend until creamy. Add dates and pulse just a couple times so dates are in small pieces.
2. Add rolled oats to a small bowl. Pour the banana mixture over the oats. Stir in the berries and walnuts, and enjoy!
3. Make in bigger batches to have leftovers for the next couple of days.
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