Of all the fruits known to man, dates remind me of my childhood and upbringing the most, and it’s still one of my favourite things. George on the other hand, was persuaded of the matter, with a gentle nudge in the right direction. 😉 Not surprising then, that ever since our date caramel came into existence, we’ve been eating it on anything that would tolerate it! 🙂
…And then a few mornings ago, I decided to add it to our oats. Initially I added it in place of our usual coconut sugar or maple syrup sweetener, but because of my love for dates, I added a good spoonful, and played around with the usual suspects. The result was rewarding.
Familiar flavours, packaged differently
If you enjoy the flavour and sweetness of dates, you’ll definitely enjoy this. With good proportions of coconut, date caramel, and cinnamon, it reminds me of home. The porridge is sweet, has the warm taste of cinnamon, and is loaded with coconut.
The recipe serves two to three adults, depending on your breakfast serving size. We tend to eat our fill at breakfast so it keeps us full until lunch, and prevents snacking. Feel free to play around with the quantities to suit your own preferences. If you’re not a coconut lover, I’d suggest reducing the amount to about a quarter cup. I do, however, insist that you top your bowl with some extra caramel, to mix in as you eat. It really brings out all the flavours!
Let me know what you think! Which foods or flavours remind you of your childhood? ♥