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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10 mins
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

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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

282 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 48.2g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 6.1g 25% DV; sugars 18.7g; fat 8.9g 14% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 6.2IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 26mcg 7% DV; calcium 22.6mg 2% DV; iron 2.5mg 14% DV; magnesium 139.9mg 50% DV; potassium 323mg 9% DV; sodium 153.3mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 26% DV; added sugar 6g.

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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