Date Nut Oatmeal

by Lana Stuart on February 7, 2012 · 21 comments

Date Nut Oatmeal

Last Sunday morning was really unusual. Why, you ask? Because I slept until 9:00! That almost never happens. Not that I’m an early, eager riser either. I just usually wake up around 6:30 or so on the weekends and can’t get back to sleep. Probably because that’s about my normal weekday wakeup time. BeeBop was already up and piddling around the house, being very quiet so that I could sleep in, sweetie that he is. So when I opened my eyes and saw how late it was, I practically jumped out of bed. It felt like I was just wasting the day away lying there and I couldn’t stand that!

Since it was sooo late (she said sarcastically), I thought I’d just make a quick breakfast of oatmeal and toast. And while I was cooking, BeeBop asked me whether my oatmeal recipe was on the blog. I really had to think a minute about that. Was it? Surely not. It’s just oatmeal, you know. Who needs a recipe, right? Then he reminded me that I make our oatmeal a little differently. Not much, but just a little jazzed up with the addition of dates and pecans. Not a big change but oh how it bumps up the flavor! Oatmeal with dates, pecans, brown sugar and cream. Yum.

Date Nut Oatmeal

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Date Nut Oatmeal

Oatmeal cooked with pecans and dates, served with brown sugar and cream.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup chopped dates

Instructions

  1. Bring the water and salt to a boil.
  2. Stir in the oats, pecans and dates.
  3. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  5. Remove from heat and let stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve with a sprinkle of brown sugar or turbinado sugar and a splash of milk or half and half.
  7. Sprinkle over additional dates and pecans if desired.

Notes

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nancy@acommunaltable February 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Ah, a fellow oatmeal lover – I have ‘em every morning for breakfast! I definitely am going to have to try the dates in it – great boost of fiber and flavor!!

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2 Lana February 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Hope you enjoy it, Nancy!

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3 Cookin' Canuck February 7, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Try as I may, I can not sleep past 7am. This oatmeal sounds like the perfect thing for a gotta-get-going morning.

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4 Lana February 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm

It really is great for a quick and filling breakfast. Gets you going and on your way!

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5 Terra February 8, 2012 at 12:08 am

I love any oatmeal, it really is a perfect treat for breakfast, lunch or dinner! I wish my hubby liked it more, I would make it more often. Oh well:-) Hugs, Terra

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6 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 8, 2012 at 4:55 am

Mmm….sounds like a great start to the day!

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7 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch February 8, 2012 at 9:03 am

This look delicious, Lana! I can’t wait to make this for my husband – he adores oatmeal and this looks like something he would love!

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8 Tickled Red February 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

Mmmm, I need this to start my day everyday. I make something similar but I haven’t added dates, lovely addition :D

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9 Barbara | Creative Culinary February 8, 2012 at 11:13 am

I’m glad I came here now and not at 10:30 last night when I was hungry but reading in bed. Now…I will have oatmeal and dates on in a flash. Well, maybe not dates because I’m not even sure I have any, but leaving my desk now to check. In any event there will be oatmeal and some form of fruit and nut. Thanks for a visual reminder of how much I love this for breakfast!

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10 Lana February 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

You’re welcome, Barb. Enjoy.

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11 Mari @ Mari's Cakes February 8, 2012 at 11:28 am

Lana, I love this healthy and wholesome oatmeal! It looks yummy :)

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12 Charissa February 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Ooh, this looks like a yummy way to start the day on a chilly morning! I love the sweetness of dates!

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13 Katie February 9, 2012 at 3:51 am

We’ve been having oats every morning during this cold weather….

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14 Mary February 9, 2012 at 6:26 am

Oh this is delicious! It’s breakfast time here – and I’m following your recipe!
Mary x

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15 Lannie February 10, 2012 at 11:54 pm

oooh this sounds so good. i love oatmeal, and i love dates. why not put them together??

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16 Daniella February 15, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Looks like a healthy way to start the day!! Can’t wait to try this out – I bet it is filling as well – love all the ingredients so together they ought be a real winner!

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