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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.



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Cocoa-Date Oatmeal

22 Reviews for Cocoa-Date Oatmeal

09/25/2009
Anonymous

Yeah please make a stove top version

joe

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09/25/2009
Anonymous

microwaves do change the structure of your food and destroy the nutrients. Please read this article: http://www.mercola.com/article/microwave/hazards.htm I never use microwaves anymore.

bb, NY, NJ

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09/25/2009
Anonymous

A microwave does not destroy the nutrients any more than it cooks from the inside out. Assuming it's used properly. That is nuts if you think about it. If you're still worried, tho, you can cook it on the stovetop, about the same way. Make the oatmeal according to package directions for stovetop, and add dates and cocoa. Cocoa=unsweetened powdered baking cocoa. The sweetened stuff is called something else. Cleveland, OH, please! You're oh-so- creative, aren't you? Everyone knows there are a million different ways to make oatmeal, but if you leave out the cocoa and the dates, then it's no longer cocoa-date oatmeal, is it? We all know you can add cinnamon, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, bananas, and they will make the oatmeal different each time and tastes great. The point is, did you make THIS recipe, using cocoa and dates, and how was it? There's always one, and one like me, too. :)

Debbie, Topeka, KS

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09/25/2009
Anonymous

Excuse me ....BUT Microwaving indeed DOES detroy many of the Nutrients in foods! Check it out youself ... Google Microwave and read the reports! I threw mine out several years ago and now only use small Convection/Toaster oven or Stovetop for cooking. Microwave ovens are actually BANNED in several countries. Check it out !!!

Jack Arno, Burlington, CA

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09/25/2009
Anonymous

Try cooking it in the milk, leave off the cocoa & dates, add a little cinnamon, cook 2-3 mins in microwave, also try Quick oats, add frozen blueberries, raspb., peaches, bannas. A different one each time. Tastes great.

Anonymous, Cleveland, OH

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