Oatmeal With Dates And Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 s water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 regular rolled oats
  • 1/2 small apple, cored and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dates*, snipped and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 s skim milk

Directions

In medium saucepan combine water, cinnamon and salt. Bring to boiling; stir in oats. Cook 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Let mixture stand, covered, until of desired consistency. Divide oatmeal mixture between 2 serving bowls. Top each serving of oatmeal with some chopped apple, snipped dates, sliced almonds and brown sugar. Divide milk between each serving.
*Dates add a touch of natural sweetness to this cereal, but they also contribute fiber. Eat only a few at a time, though. They’re a concentrated source of calories.

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