Monday, April 23, 2018

Honey Tahini Overnight Oats

Overnight oats flavored with honey, tahini (sesame paste), banana and almonds.

Let's just say that it's a good thing I don't live with anybody who expects a hot breakfast because they would be very disappointed. Most days, I'm happy I've found time to pour milk into my cereal instead of just grabbing handfuls of it dry as I rush around. Needless to say, hot oatmeal is not a thing that happens around here without significant pre-planning. Overnight oats, though, are in regular rotation because all I have to do in the morning is grab them out of the fridge.

Overnight oats flavored with honey, tahini (sesame paste), banana and almonds.

I assume you've tried some form of overnight oats before but, if you haven't, please do because the recipe is so simple to throw together before you go to bed. And if the thought of cold oats doesn't appeal, I would suggest leaving them out on the counter for a few minutes, like I do. The flavors come together much better at room temperature so I pull the jar out of the fridge when I first wake up. By the time I've showered and fed the dog, the oats are perfect.

Overnight oats flavored with honey, tahini (sesame paste), banana and almonds.

The other great thing about this recipe is how easy it is to customize the flavors. Add fruit, nuts, granola, peanut butter, almond butter, you name it. I added tahini (sesame paste) because I love it but also because it packs a nice little hit of protein into my breakfast. I sliced up a banana, sprinkled on some slivered almonds for crunch and I had a breakfast that kept me full till lunch with minimal effort. That's as good as breakfast gets around here. Enjoy!
Yield: 2 Servings
Overnight oats flavored with honey, tahini (sesame paste), banana and almonds.

Honey Tahini Overnight Oats

Prep time: 10 MCook time: Total time: 10 M
Recipe for overnight oats flavored with honey, tahini (sesame paste), banana and almonds.


For the Overnight Oats:
  • 1 1/4 Cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
For the Honey Tahini:
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame paste (tahini)
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • Pinch of salt
For the Topping:
  • 1 Banana, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons slivered almonds


  1. Make the overnight oats by whisking together the milk, yogurt, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the oats.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap or move to a lidded jar and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Make the honey tahini by whisking together the sesame paste, milk, honey and salt in a small bowl.
  5. Cover and refrigerate.
  6. When ready to eat, pour the tahini over the oats and lightly stir in.
  7. Top with the sliced bananas and slivered almonds.
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  1. Hi - stumbled upon your site this morning. So many great recipes and here's a healthy one I have to try. Keep up the good work. Love the photography.

  2. Any calorie count / protein count on this recipe ?

    1. Hi, unfortunately I'm not a nutritionist so I wouldn't want to give out that advice. Tahini is not low calorie but very high in protein. If you plug the recipe into an online nutrition app it will probably give you approximate numbers.

    2. @Anonymous, Sept. 15th, 20022:
      Don't count calories friend, if you're not obese. Enjoy :)


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