Chilled Strawberry-Date Oatmeal

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 3 cups skim or light milk
  • 8 dates
  • 6 ounces cooked oats, cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 strawberries, trimmed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
Directions
  • In a small saucepan, bring the milk and dates to a simmer. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the skin loosens from the dates. Strain the dates from the milk and chill the milk in the refrigerator or over the top of an ice bath until well-chilled. Let the dates cool until they can be handled, and then peel the skin off. With a sharp knife, cut each date into 6 pieces and set aside.

  • In a medium mixing bowl and with a wire whisk, stir the cold milk into the oats (a to separate the oats and keep them from lumping together). Add in the vanilla and chill the mixture.

  • Combine the sliced strawberries and the reserved dates in a bowl and let stand for a few minutes before serving.

  • To serve, ladle 3 ounces of the oat mixture into a chilled cereal bowl and top with 2 tablespoons of the strawberry-date mixture. Sprinkle half of the toasted nuts on each. The oat mixture will last 3 to 4 days, covered, in the refrigerator.

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