In this healthy oatmeal recipe, sweet dried dates, pine nuts, cinnamon and honey give your breakfast Middle Eastern flavor. Short on time in the morning? Try our overnight oatmeal variation.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring water and salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Top with dates, pine nuts, honey and cinnamon.

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Tips

Overnight oats variation: Combine 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats with 1/2 cup water and a pinch of salt in a jar or bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add toppings. Eat cold or heat up. Makes about 1 cup.

Steel-cut oats variation: Bring 1 cup water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Add 1/3 cup steel-cut oats, reduce heat to a bare simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add toppings. Makes about 1 cup.

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.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; 8.9 g total fat; 0.9 g saturated fat; 153 mg sodium. 323 mg potassium; 48.2 g carbohydrates; 6.1 g fiber; 19 g sugar; 6.7 g protein; 6 IU vitamin a iu; 26 mcg folate; 23 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 140 mg magnesium; 6 g added sugar;

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Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2018
This combination was tasty but too sweet. Next time I'll omit the honey the dates add plenty of sweetness. Read More