Cocoa-Date Oatmeal

Number of Servings: 4 (169g)
Active Time: 3 min.
Total Time: 12 min.
Cocoa-Date Oatmeal

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.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups water

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 169g

Amount per serving
Calories 185
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 31.7mg 2%
Iron 2.3mg 10%
Potassium 270mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.1mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0%
Vitamin K 0.3mcg 0%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 2.2mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 24.5mcg 6%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 7.8mcg 25%
Chloride 68.4mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 229.4mg 20%
Iodine 2.5mcg 2%
Magnesium 87.6mg 20%
Zinc 1.8mg 20%
Selenium 0.7mcg 2%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 2mg 90%
Chromium 5.4mcg 15%
Molybdenum 28.9mcg 60%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Water, Whole Grain Oats, Dates, Cocoa, Salt.

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