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Date Nut Oatmeal January 26, 2012

Jamie says: When I was younger, my Mom used to make Date Nut Bread for the holidays (especially Christmas) and other special occasions. It was a sweet and delicious treat that K and I looked forward to.

With her recipe in mind, I made Date Nut Oatmeal. I’m finding that a lot of dessert foods can be turned into healthy and delicious oatmeal breakfasts (i.e. Key Lime Pie Oatmeal, Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Sliced Bananas, Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, etc).

Date Nut Oatmeal

I was happy to find dates without any added sugar- and they were still sweet! The dried fruit and nuts add some heartiness to a winter breakfast.

Sweet dates and crunchy almonds

Cinnamon and spice and everything nice…

The spices made the oatmeal extraordinary

Date Nut Oatmeal


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal (Quaker)
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 pitted no sugar added dates (SunSweet)
  • 1/4 cup roasted and salted mini almonds (Wonderful)
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash ground cloves


  1. Combine oats and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 3 minutes.
  2. Chop dates into thirds. Add to cooked oats along with almonds, cinnamon, and cloves. Enjoy!

Serves: 1

  • Nutrition note: Fiber, fiber, fiber. The oatmeal, dates, and almonds are all good sources of it on their own- so put them all together (like in this Date Nut Oatmeal) and you’ve got a breakfast that’s an excellent source of fiber! A good source of fiber has at least 2.5 g of fiber per serving (10% of the Daily Value) and an excellent source of fiber has at least 5 grams of fiber per serving.

4 Responses to “Date Nut Oatmeal”

  1. sheelbeel Says:

    Mmm I already have all the ingredients for this and it looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it out!

  2. Robin Katzenstein Says:

    Sounds delicious and satisfying! I’ll have to try it.

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