Blueberry Date Oatmeal with Peanut Butter
Hot oatmeal simmered with fresh blueberries, dates and topped with peanut butter.
- 1 cup oatmeal quick cooking oatmeal
- 2 cups water
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup blueberries plus extra blueberries for topping
- 2 dates pitted and sliced or chopped
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup optional
- 2 tablespoon oat milk or any favorite plant based milk
- ½ teaspoon cinammon
- ½ teaspoon chia seeds
In a medium saucepan, add water, salt and bring to boil.
Stir in oatmeal and blueberries, and cook for time instructed on package.
While the oatmeal is simmering, carefully begin to break up the blueberries with the edge of a spoon.
Once oatmeal is fully cooked add in the chia seeds and set aside to rest for a minute or two.
Transfer oatmeal to a bowl and add in maple syrup, milk, dates, peanut butter and extra blueberries if desired.
I personally prefer a sweeter bowl of oatmeal, which is why I like to add a little maple syrup. If you prefer to cut back on sugar, you can omit the syrup, especially since the dates already offer some natural sweetness by themselves. Similarly, if you are on a lower sodium diet, you can omit the salt in the beginning step of this recipe.
I highly recommend using Medjool dates in this recipe. They are super plump and sweet and definitely worth tracking down at the supermarket! But if you can't find them, any type of date will do.
You can top the oatmeal with additional nuts like sliced almonds for extra crunch if desired.
Serving: 1gCalories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 161mgPotassium: 237mgFiber: 5gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 71IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg