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    Cocoa Oatmeal with Dates

    Cocoa Oatmeal with Dates. Photo by Jenny Sanders

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    11 mins

    1 min

    10 mins

    Jenny Sanders's Note:

    Now that the word is out that chocolate is good for you (BUT only if not mixed with milk) why not have it for breakfast? This makes a nice change of pace from plain oatmeal. Karl did not think this was sweet enough, but when he sprinkled a little brown sugar over he was happy. Serve with ricemilk or soymilk to get the full advantage of those cocoa flavinoids.

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    1. 1
      Finely chop the dates.
    2. 2
      Mix them with the oats, the cocoa and the salt in a 1.2 l microwaveble bowl.
    3. 3
      Stir in the water.
    4. 4
      Microwave on medium heat, 3 or 4 minutes at a time, stirring between each time.
    5. 5
      Towards the end of cooking, cook for only a minute or two at a time.
    6. 6
      When all the water has been absorbed and the oatmeal has a good consistency, it is done.
    7. 7
      Serve with soymilk or ricemilk, and a little brown sugar if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 27, 2003


      I had this for breakfast this morning minus the dates(that would make it really heavy and too much to have in the morning for me). I did not have cocoa powder on hand, so I used Nestle's Nesquik's chocolate powder as a substitute which worked very well. I did not use any brown sugar either at the end as it was sweet enough for me. Served hot this is DELICIOUS! I am so thrilled to have this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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    • on February 04, 2004


      I love this concept, though I modified it heavily. I used dried apricots (that I chopped and dredged in cocoa powder), added some splenda, and used fast cooking oats (not instant). I also sprinkled some extra splenda on top. It was chocolatey and filling. Nice for a cold winter morning. Thanks!

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    • on January 03, 2010


      I often have oatmeal or oat bran with cocoa, but have not tried adding dates. Wonderful morning pick me up

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    Nutritional Facts for Cocoa Oatmeal with Dates

    Serving Size: 1 (318 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 284.9
    Calories from Fat 31
    Total Fat 3.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 85.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 61.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.0 g
    Sugars 26.9 g
    Protein 8.5 g

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