oatmeal with caramelized dates (v, gf)

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remember how I promised a recipe for the oatmeal made with dates a couple of days ago? well here it is! as I mentioned before, cooking the date in the oatmeal gives it a really nice sweet taste and it almost caramelizes. i topped my oatmeal with a bunch of blackberries and organic strawberries that i purchased from costco (woo!) a few days before.

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you will need:

  • 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 – 2 dates (your preference)
  • toppings of choice; fruit, more chopped up dates, nuts, etc.

instructions:

  1. combine water and milk in a small saucepan until it boils
  2. de-pit your dates if they don’t come pitted already.
  3. chop up your dates into smaller pieces so it cooks more easily
  4. after your water and milk mixture boils, turn the heat on medium and add in your oats
  5. stir your oats occasionally and add in your dates around 10 seconds after
  6. continue to stir your oats
  7. add in whatever else you want to and wait for oats to thicken to the consistency you enjoy
  8. once finished, scoop it out, top with the fruit and enjoy your warming bowl of dated oatmeal!
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