Oatmeal With Dates
As originally submitted, this recipe requires a double boiler and a cooking time of 45 minutes. I find that it works just as well if you bring the water, milk and salt to a low boil in a regular pot, add the oats, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 6 minutes. Much faster and just as good. Someone commented that there was too much sugar. Personally, I thought there wasn't enough. I increased it to 1 packed Tablespoon of brown sugar. I also chopped the dates into smaller pieces for better distribution in each bite. (This recipe was submitted in 2002. It was tested and photographed in October 2014.)
- 1 cup oats (not quick oats)
1 cup dates (pitted and halved)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon brown sugar
How To Make Oatmeal With Dates
Bring water to a boil. Add salt. Add rolled oats slowly. Cook over low flame in a double boiler.
Cook 45 minutes.
When done, add the dates. Mix thoroughly. Serve with milk and brown sugar.
This seems simple, but the dates really add a terrific flavor.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank MamaMia for this recipe.
Recipe number 231. Submitted 5/6/2002.