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Cocoa-Date Oatmeal

The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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"I was inspired by the news that chocolate can be good for you," wrote reader Jennifer Sanders of Cambridge, Ontario. "Why not eat it for breakfast?" She shared her recipe for this heart-warming chocolaty hot cereal. If you are looking for a way to get your kids to start their day with a bowl of oatmeal, this is it. The microwave is convenient, but you can also cook the oatmeal on the stovetop following package directions. Top the cereal with milk or soymilk and sweeten with brown sugar or no-calorie sweetener, if desired.



READER'S COMMENT:
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Cocoa-Date Oatmeal

22 Reviews for Cocoa-Date Oatmeal

09/25/2009
Anonymous

I have added 1/4 cup of blueberries to my oatmeal and am loving it...but in looking for something more, I added 1/4 cup of Vanilla Coffee Creamer found in the dairy case, sweetened with Splenda, and its just great. Added just enough sweetener and sweet taste to make it great!

Lynn, Kernersville, NC

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

I'm surprised that the sugar

I'm surprised that the sugar is 0 considering that each date has 23 grams of sugar and they want you to put 10 -12 in the oatmeal? That = 200 calories of sugar. Ummmm I don't think that's so great. Nice try though.

09/25/2009
Anonymous

This recipe was very good and I have been eating oatmeal for years now. Adding dates was something new. Using an "unprocessed" cocoa powder is the healthiest product to use as its important health beneficial nutrients are not comprmised. I also stir in 1 tbls. fresh ground organic golden flax seed into my oatmeal AFTER it has cooked. This adds a very good amount of Omega 3 and gives it a little nutty flavor. A little brown sugar will help if you still need it to be sweeter.

Tepstill, CA

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09/25/2009
Anonymous

I stopped using a microwave oven about 5 years ago, and do not miss it at all. I did not like the way food tasted after being cooked in one, since then I found many interesting articles about why some people may choose not to use one. here is a link to just one. www.mercola.com/article/microwave/hazards.htm

Louise, Auckland, NZ

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09/25/2009
Anonymous

Take a pill, Debbie from Topeka, KS. This is a recipe-sharing site and people can give other suggestions if they want to.

Nancy, Dallas, TX

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09/25/2009
Anonymous

Great recipe, but one cautionary note: NEVER use plastic wrap (or any type of plastic container) in your microwave. The heat leeches out toxins that end up in your food! Use a microwave safe cover or wax paper to cover your food.

Stephanie, New York, NY

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