Posts tagged ‘Dates’

Crockpot Apple Oatmeal

As I said recently, I’ve taken on breakfast as a challenge over the past year and a half. It was the meal I skipped most often because I either didn’t find the food appetizing or it was just to much of an effort to make.

So I’ve tried about a dozen crockpot hot cereal recipes, and I finally found one that we L-O-V-E-LOVE. It’s the dates that do it, I think. Linda Larsen over at The Spruce provided the original recipe.

  • 2 cups milk (we’re using unsweetened almond milk these days)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 2 TBSP melted Earth Balance margarine
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Spray the inside of a 2 or 4 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine milk, agave, honey, melted margarine, salt, and cinnamon in the slow cooker and mix well.

Stir in the oats, apple, and dates.

Cover the slow cooker and turn on low setting. Cook 6-9 hours until oatmeal is tender. Stir well before serving. Top with chopped nuts.

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January 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm Leave a comment

FUSION: What is this?

I do not know the history of the granola/protein/health bar movement. All I know is that our bookstore stopped carrying the Clif Nectar bars with chocolate in them, and I needed a substitute. Here is one that made me happy, based on a recipe I found at Imagelicious.

1/2 cup pitted prunes
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 cup pecan meal
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 TBSP maple syrup

Mix together in a very sturdy food processor. Press flat in a baking pan and cut into bars. Eat. Chill whatever leftovers you may have (at our house, they are very few).

May 10, 2009 at 8:54 pm Leave a comment


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