Date Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Bowls

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Serves 4.
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Date Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Bowls: Steel-cut oatmeal slow-simmered with cinnamon and vanilla and topped with two perfect cinnamon roll toppings. Instead of just brown sugar though, I like to use dates! | macheesmo.com
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Food Processor Hand Mixer

Steel-cut oats simmered with vanilla and cinnamon and served with a just-sweet-enough date puree and, of course, icing!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
5 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick
Chopped pecans, garnish

Date Puree:

8 dates, chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup water

Cream Cheese Icing:

2 ounces cream cheese, soft
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk

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Directions

For oats:
1) Add water, vanilla, and cinnamon to a medium pot with oats. Cover and heat until simmering. Turn heat down to low heat and simmer oats until they are soft and cooked through, 30-40 minutes. If the oats get too thick, add more water.

For date puree:
1) Chop dates and combine with other ingredients in a food processor. Process until mostly smooth.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can mince the dates very fine and mash them together with the other ingredients for a more coarse spread.

For icing:
Soften cream cheese and beat with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Add milk and continue to mix. Then start adding powdered sugar one cup at a time until icing is thickened. It should be thinner than a cake frosting.

Serve cooked oats swirled with date puree and drizzled with icing!