Everybody knows that dates are a powerhouse of a good amount of vitamins and minerals, besides being a great energy booster. But dried dates are just as good and healthy, with the fiber and protein they contain. Besides the longer lifespan, most people also prefer their enhanced taste.
In this recipe, we show you how to use these tasty dried fruits as a key ingredient in preparing your delicious and healthy breakfast of overnight oats. This recipe is as basic as it can get, with simple ingredients like vegan milk (we recommend cashew milk), vanilla-flavored non-dairy yogurt, chia seeds for some extra fiber and other nutrients, and some spices and flavors of your choice. Feel free to add in some additional toppings (fruits are great!)
Here’s a simple recipe for you to follow:
Overnight Oats with Dates
- Mason Jar
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk (or any other non-dairy substitute, unsweetened)
- 3 tbsp Plant-based Yogurt (Vanilla or plain)
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 3 tbsp Dried Dates (chopped or whole) pits removed.
- 1 tsp Ground cinnamon (for garnish)
- 1 tsp Sea Salt (to taste)
- 1 tsp Stevia Extract (optional) (or any other sweetener)
- Start by mixing together the rolled oats and the almond milk in a mason jar.
- Pour in the almond milk. Make sure that the oats are evenly soaked in the milk.
- Add in the chia seeds.
- To sweeten the mixture, add in some stevia extract. Any other sweetener like maple syrup will also do. Adjust as needed.
- Top the mixture with the dried dates. You can also immerse the dates fully into the oats by removing the pits and mashing them up with the oatmeal. This acts as a natural sweetener.
- Garnish with some ground cinnamon.
- Add a dash of salt to taste.
- Close the jar and overnight the mixture overnight. Eat cold the next morning.
Hey, I’m Joey. I’ve been cooking since I was a little kid and love everything about it. You can find my writing about food, kitchen appliances (such as blenders) and much more. Thanks for stopping by!