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Cocoa-Date Oatmeal

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  • Servings:

    4 (172 g) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    3 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    12 minutes


A great way to start your day. You'll love it for the nutrition, your kids will love the taste! The dates sweeten the oatmeal so you won't need any added sugar.
1/4 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1/8 tsp. salt
2 cups water
Cocoa-Date Oatmeal


1. Combine dates, oats, cocoa, and salt in a 1-quart microwavable container.
2. Slowly stir in the water.
3. Partially cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on medium for 4-5 minutes, then stir. Microwave on medium again for 3-4 minutes, then stir. Continue cooking and stirring until the cereal is creamy.Note: The cooking times will vary considerably depending on the power of your microwave. New microwaves tend to cook much faster than older models.


Nutritional Facts
Servings 4 (172 g)
Base Nutrients
Calories 190 kcal (9%)
Calories from Fat 28 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 3 g (5%)
Saturated Fat 1 g (4%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 43 mg (2%)
Total Carbohydrates 36 g (12%)
Dietary Fiber 6 g (24%)
Protein 7 g (12%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C 0 mg (0%)
Calcium 36 mg (3%)
Iron 2 mg (13%)