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Spiced Orange-Hazelnut Oatmeal

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

I’ve banished ho-hum oatmeal. My new best blend is loaded with fruit and fiber. I flavor the whipped cream with cardamom and ginger to top it off.—Heather Porter, Kalispell, Montana
Spiced Orange-Hazelnut Oatmeal Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 3-1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 8 pitted dates, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups orange segments
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and cardamom; beat until soft peaks form. Stir in ginger.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Stir in oats and dates; cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer oatmeal to bowls; top with orange segments, whipped cream and hazelnuts. Serve immediately.

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