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Creamy Date Porridge


From EatingWell:  January/February 1998

Dates, oats and dark brown sugar turn into a decadent breakfast treat in this creamy porridge.

4 servings, about 1/2 cup each | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes



  1. Combine milk, oats, dates, brown sugar, salt and stick in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until mixture is thick and creamy, about 4 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick; stir in vanilla.
  2. Spoon into bowls and top with walnuts, sliced bananas or apples and plain nonfat yogurt (if desired).


Per serving : 194 Calories; 2 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 2 mg Cholesterol; 40 g Carbohydrates; 7 g Protein; 4 g Fiber; 212 mg Sodium; 434 mg Potassium

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat-free milk