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

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


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

  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!