Oats Porridge with Dates and Honey

It is no fun to going back to a house devoid of any sound. That is exactly how I felt yesterday. The house was full of noise and movement for the past one month just in the presence of two extra people who had come, who gave us a lot of joy in the short span they were around. Now they are gone, my girls who are normally noisy, have gone unusually silent. I guess after a few days, things may get back to normalcy and the house will go back to how it used to be.


Having been on and off from blogging for the past three weeks has also left me a bit drained and the mojo is clearly missing. I guess once I fire up my cooking and get things back to normal, I may be able to go back to the same zest with which I used to blog. Till then, let me share with you a very healthy way of starting your day – the benefits of oats, dates and honey are known to everybody so combining up everything together into one bowl does sound like a fantastic idea. I love the way the dates bite while sipping on the oats… Off to the recipe…


5 from 1 vote

Oats Porridge with Dates and Honey

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 large cup water
  • A pinch cardamom
  • A pinch cinnamon
  • A pinch salt
  • 3 heaped tbsp instant oats
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 6 dates chopped
  • 1 tbsp honey increase for sweetness


  • Mix in the ingredients from water to oats in a small saucepan, and bring to boil. Once the oats start thickening, add in the milk and just allow to heat. Switch off the flame, add in the dates and the honey.
  • Dig in to a healthy breakfast!!!


1. You can do all sorts of adjustments to this like you want!!! You can add some almonds for an extra crunch - I didn't have them so I didn't add them. I would vouch for the combination of dates and almonds - they make a amazing marriage!!! πŸ˜‰
2. Increase the quantity of oats if you want your porridge to be even more thicker.

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  1. Nice n healthy drink…..

    1. thank u so much razina…

  2. This is my staple and cousy's since she was born..I'm surprised she is not off oats yet!! but I usually add apples into hers, and date for mine..hehe, love ur ramblings as usual πŸ™‚

    1. it is good that she is not off oats… my kids just can't stand it!!! i thought my ramblings were really substandard… πŸ˜‰

  3. Breakfast has never been there for me because my morning is a big rush. Yet I would love this sweet porridge more as a dessert especially to when I need something to nibble on while watching tv.

    1. how much ever i rush through in the morning, i ensure i don't miss breakfast! i stuff cereals and low fat milk powder in the office so that i don't miss out… thank u so much nava…

  4. A healthy, and warm yummy breakfast for cold mornings!

    1. thank u so much elisabeth…

  5. I know how it feels after your family leaves.. I hate it! Oats and dates sounds yum.

    1. i do too… but then thankfully, i've no time to think too much so kind of getting back to normal… thanks a lot dear…

  6. healthy way to start the day

    1. thank u so much babitha…

  7. healthy n yummy porridge!!

    1. thank u so much prathibha…

  8. oats,dates,honey…what a healthy combo to start the day!!!!

    1. thank u so much dears…

  9. Not so fond of oats but this looks delicious with dates and honey.
    Pl regain ur mojo soon !

    1. even i'm not very fond, but finding ways to have it… InShaAllah, hopefully soon will get back to normal… πŸ™‚

  10. simple but delicious…….

    1. thank u so much femi…

  11. A very healthy and yummy breakfast…. so simple to make….

    1. thank u so much nayana…

  12. I make oats porridge quite often. Love your recipe.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. thank u so much dear…

  13. I can relate to u rafee.been in ir shoes 2 months back..take ur time and come back with a banggggg !! I have never tried porridge with dates, it's usually honey and rasins for me..will try with dates next time πŸ™‚

    1. it's not even my parents who have gone, it's just my sister and her son and i'm feeling so low… grr… hehe… funny ways of life… thanks a lot dear… πŸ™‚

  14. A very healthy and perfect breakfast…

    1. thank u so much priya…

  15. healthy and yummy drink

    1. thank u so much gayathri…

    1. thank u so much ruxana…

  16. That's my way of having oats, though I skip the cardamom and cinnamon…nice one Rafeeda

    1. thank u so much kaveri…

  17. That is not just a tasty but also power packed oats porridge to kick start the day with.

    1. thank u so much dear…

  18. Lovely clicks and a very healthy recipe…

    1. thank u so much dear…

  19. Never knew oats can be served in such a delicious way,love it

    1. thank u so much harini…

  20. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I only used 3 dates and didn’t even need honey to sweeten it. Added some chopped pecans and sprinkled more cinnamon on top. Thank you for the recipe πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Audrey for trying and sharing your feedback… πŸ™‚

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