That is exactly what I decided to make for breakfast. I decided to turn boring oatmeal into crunchy, chewy, yummy breakfast. Oh! And I almost forgot to mention "healthy!" Oats are great for your heart and is one of the easiest way to fight heart disease.
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|Any dates would work. I used these that I got from Costco! :)|
|I used about 6 dates and a handful of walnuts. I like to toast my walnuts before using them for anything as it gives it a toasty flavor.|
|Roughly chop up the dates and walnuts|
Serving - 1 to 2
1 cup oatmeal
1 and 3/4 cups water
about 6-8 dates, roughly chopped
handful of walnuts, roughly chopped (I like to toast mine)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 TBSP honey (adjust to your taste preference)
Boil 1 and 3/4 cups of water on high heat. When the water starts to simmer, pour in the oatmeal. Cook for about 8 minutes or accordingly to direction on package on medium low heat. Add in the dates and walnuts. Cook for another minute or two. Stir well.
Let cool for a few minutes and then sprinkle the cinnamon and stir in honey at end. Do not cook with the honey as it will create sort of a sour taste.
Serve and enjoy this healthy, very simple to make, heart healthy breakfast. This is also a great source of vitamins and minerals! After this meal, you will be up and ready for the day! ;)