Salted Date Oatmeal


Start your day on a sweet note with this Salted Date Oatmeal, made with hearty steel-cut oats, banana slices, dates, cinnamon and sea salt.



  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oatmeal
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/21 full banana, sliced
  • 2 medjool dates, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • almond butter, chopped dates, chia seeds and hemp seeds (for topping)


  1. Place oats and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil, watching carefully so the water doesn’t boil over. Turn down heat quickly and allow the oats to simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Cover with a lid and let stand overnight at room temperature.
  2. The next morning, uncover the saucepan and stir in banana slices, chopped dates, cinnamon and sea salt. Bring oats to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently until the oatmeal is cooked and creamy, about 5-7 minutes. Portion the oatmeal into bowls. Dress with toppings of choice. I used almond butter, chopped dates, chia seeds and hemp seeds.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 274
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 5g