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1 cup packed dates, pitted

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup creamy salted natural peanut butter

1 cup chopped unsalted almonds

1 cup chopped unsalted walnuts

1 1/2 cups rolled oats


Toast oats in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Place pitted dates in a food processor until small bits remain, forming a dough like consistency.Combine oats, almonds, walnuts and dates in a bowl – set aside.

Warm honey and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir and pour over oat mixture and then mix, breaking up the dates in the process. Once mixed thoroughly, transfer to a baking dish lined with parchment paper so they lift out easily. Press down until uniformly flattened. Cover with parchment or plastic wrap, and let set in fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes to harden.

Oatmeal granola bar

Remove bars from pan and chop into 10 or more even bars.

*Note that you can also substitute dates with prunes, if dates are not available

Loaded Oatmeal

Loaded Oatmeal

I love Cascadian Farm’s fruit and nut granola mix because it contains organic whole grain oats, crisp rice, raisins, cranberries, sunflower seeds and almonds. You can substitute it with another granola mix of your preference.

Servings: 2, Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories: 350, Protein: 8 g, Carbohydrate: 69.5 g, Fat: 5.25 g, Sodium: 192.5 mg, Fiber: 5 g


Oatmeal ingredients

1 cup low-fat or skim milk 
1 packet Rachel Ray Apple Cinnamon Instant oatmeal 
3/4 cup Cascadian Farm fruit and nut granola mix
1/4 cup Craisins
1 red Anjou pear 


On Low medium heat, cook chopped Anjou pears in a shallow pan, with ½ cup of water for until the pears begin to soften. Add in the instant oatmeal and an additional ½ cup of water, letting them cook together for 5 minutes.

Add in the Craisins, granola mix, and then top with skim milk. Mix together. Turn off the heat and serve.