Cocoa Oatmeal with Dates

Total Time
1 min
10 mins

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