Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cinnamon Date Oatmeal


A comforting, warm breakfast on a cold, winter day. This is one of my favorites for breakfast - a recipe that we have been enjoying in our home for quite a few years. The dates add a sweetness and richness to the oatmeal, and the chopped nuts are a nutritious addition, too.


Cinnamon Date Oatmeal


2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup sugar (or fructose)
1/3 cup nuts, chopped (my favorite is pecans)
1 cup chopped dates
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/8 teaspoon cinnamon
4 1/2 cups water

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in saucepan.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened.

To Serve:
Dish out the amount needed for a single serving, add milk, stir, and enjoy!
The additional oatmeal mixture keeps well in the refrigerator.


A Fun Gift Idea


I discovered that this recipe layers well in a quart jar - perfect for sharing with others! I mixed up a number of these jar gifts this past Christmas for our family - such fun to share this memory of breakfasts at home with them ...



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3 comments:

  1. Our family loves oatmeal and this recipe will be added to our collection. Dave has been making lots of baked oatmeal.


    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  2. Thank you so much for visiting me Cherry! Your date oatmeal looks so good! I have been eating oatmeal for years for breakfast...it's one of my favs! I love how you packaged it in a jar..too pretty! Angie xo

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  3. Best way to start a cold morning - oatmeal. This looks delicious.
    I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week - would love to have you stop by and share! http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party/

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