Breakfast Feature Jems

Banana Nut Overnight Oats

Hey y’all! I hope your New Year is off to a great start.  So far so good for me. I’m expecting great things this year and plan to get both old and maybe a few new goals  accomplished.  The one thing I’m focusing on this year is getting my cookbook, Let’s Have Brunch, completed.


I know we all have goals each year.  One major change most people make during this time of year is to improve their eating habits if they are out balance.  If you’ve been a fan of Jem of the South for a while you know I love to bake, but I also share recipes for other foods that I eat as well. I wish I could eat cake with no consequence, but we all know that is not going to happen. LOL!


I decided to join the overnight oats craze and made my very first batch of overnight oats.  I was pleasantly surprised by the results and really love the way this version of oatmeal came out.  I am always looking for new ways to eat my oats and this recipe is definitely a winner!

Banana Nut Overnight Oats makes 2 servings 




1  cup old fashioned rolled oats


1 cup  low fat milk


1  banana


1/2 cup chopped pecans


1 /2 teaspoon vanilla


Drizzle of honey


Tools Needed:


2 small mason jars




Evenly divide the ingredients into the two jars.  Layer the following way:


1/2 cups rolled oats


1/2 cup low fat milk


1/4 teaspoon vanilla


 Top with 1/2 cup of banana and 1/4 cup pecans


Drizzle both jars with honey


Place in the refrigerator overnight. Enjoy the next morning for breakfast!

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  • Reply
    Mya Harrison
    January 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Do you heat yours up? I don’t know about eating cold oats…

    • Reply
      January 24, 2017 at 3:30 am

      Hey Mya! Nope, I ate them cold or at room temperature. I must say I was surprised at how good it was. The milk softens the oats so you don’t really get a grainy taste. I’dtest it with maybe one jar to see if you like it cold.

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