Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal with Dates and Walnuts

Apple cinnamon oatmeal is "kicked-up a notch" with dates, flaxseeds and walnuts in this recipe. Try this healthy version of a breakfast classic. Dates add sweetness without the need for sugar! Plus, it's made with healthy, organic ingredients. It's perfect for cool, fall mornings! I have even made it for lunch or dinner. It's full of fiber and very filling.

Ingredients: Use organic ingredients whenever possible!

  • 1 cup rolled or steel cut oats (can use quick oats if in a hurry-just NOT instant, please!)
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 pitted medjool dates, sliced into small pieces or (2 tablespoons Date dip)
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped into small chunks (I prefer Gala or Fuji)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of finely ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (or broken into smaller pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon organic Maple Syrup (or Agave Nectar)
  • Directions:

    1. Wash, core and chop the apple. Slice the dates. Break walnuts into small pieces and set aside.
    2. Bring the water to a boil. Slowly stir in oats. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
    3. When oats are almost done cooking (about 15 min. or 5 min. for quick-oats), add apples, dates and cinnamon. Stir and let simmer for a few more minutes until apples and dates are slightly soft, but not overcooked! Stir in the ground flax seeds.
    4. Remove from heat. Add oatmeal to a bowl. Top with walnuts and drizzle with maple syrup (or agave). Enjoy!
    5. * Makes 2-3 servings.

      Chop Ingredients

      Boil and Simmer

      Add Walnuts and Enjoy!

      This oatmeal recipe is super easy to make. It's perfect for fall and winter months. Your kitchen will smell wonderful too! Leave out the sugar in this oatmeal recipe. The dates are a natural sweetener (you won't need a lot of maple syrup either!) Dates and walnuts, like apples and cinnamon, are a dynamic duo! The tastes and textures compliment each other perfectly. The fiber from the apples, flaxseeds and oatmeal will keep you full for hours! The flaxseeds are also full of Omega-3.Click here for other simple, healthy recipe ideas!

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