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Sweeten Your Oatmeal with This All-Natural Syrup

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Flavor your mornings with a bit of healthy sweetener—i.e. with this all-natural syrup that you'll drizzle on top of your daily oatmeal!
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All oatmeal lovers know that a bowl of grains is only as good as its toppings! I love to make oatmeal for a slow morning at home, and it’s even better when I top it with fruit or nuts. One thing I’ve tried to cut out of my oatmeal routine, however, is the brown sugar. It’s certainly tasty in the hot cereal, but it’s not quite as good for you as this alternative I’ve found. I’ve started sweetening my oatmeal with date syrup! Date syrup is an all-natural syrup substitute for other sweeteners on the market, and the brand I’ve been using is a better source of potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus than either honey or maple syrup.

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Sweeten Your Oatmeal with this All-Natural Syrup

Serves: 1 person

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • half of banana
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. date syrup—I like "Date Lady’s" syrup

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1 serving

Directions

  1. Begin by cooking the steel-cut oats by 2 cups of water to a boil and adding 1 cup of oats. Let simmer on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until oats are fully cooked.
  2. Once you have your bowl of oatmeal, the fun begins! What I’ve listed here is a very loose recipe; feel free to add your own fruits or nuts, and include as much or as little to your liking. Whatever I put in my oatmeal, I always like to include blueberries because they are a great source of antioxidants (and they taste so good)!
  3. Add about a tablespoon of date syrup, or sweeten to taste. Once you mix in a tablespoon of date syrup, it is enough to sweeten the whole bowl. You can add half a tablespoon if you like your oats less sweet, or you can always add more! I won’t tell.

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