peanut butter & date oatmeal

Hannah and I love eating oatmeal for breakfast and making it from scratch is really easy.  Sometimes I use the quick-cooking oats, but I prefer the texture of the old fashioned oats.  I'm always trying out new flavour combos, and yes, some are better than others, ha ha.  This combo of PB & date was a big hit - Hannah was shovelling it into her mouth with both hands :)  I really liked it too - the peanut butter made it nice and creamy and the little bits of date were sweet.  Yummy!  Like most of my breakfasts I enjoyed this oatmeal with a scoop of yogurt on top.  

Peanut Butter & Date Oatmeal

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 heaping tsp peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup medjool dates, chopped

Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan.  Add the oats, vanilla, peanut butter and dates and stir.  Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove from the heat and allow to sit for a few minutes before serving.