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Creamy Date Porridge

  • 20 m
  • 20 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Dates, oats and dark brown sugar turn into a decadent breakfast treat in this creamy porridge.”


    • 2 cups nonfat or low-fat milk
    • 1 cup oats
    • ½ cup chopped pitted dates
    • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, (optional)
    • Sliced bananas, or apples (optional)
    • Plain nonfat yogurt, (optional)


  • 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).
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.
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