Dates And Oats Pudding

Dates And Oats Pudding | Playful Cooking

Wish you all a very happy 2016! I hope that your year is filled with love and joy, surprises and success, happiness and laughter. And I hope that you get to fulfill all your dreams and spend everyday with a smile!

Date Nuts And Oats Pudding | Playful Cooking

This year went by at a lightning speed. There were some good news and some bad ones, lot of uncertainties and several times, we even questioned our luck. The weekends always felt brief, the festive seasons flew by and believe it or not, it was only a few days back when I realized that we reached at the end of the year. It was one of the busiest years! It was also the year when we got to spend more time with our family than we ever did.

So all in all, it was a mixed bag like the year before. We don’t mind the ups and downs or the busy schedule but we do hope 2016 would give us more reasons to celebrate and many more precious memories.

Date Nuts And Oats Pudding | Playful Cooking

Date Nuts And Oats Pudding | Playful Cooking

Date Nuts And Oats Pudding | Playful Cooking

We both love eating out and Bangalore has way too many amazing restaurants to try. But eating out with a toddler on New Years Eve has very less chance of being successful. So, we chose to celebrate the end of the year in our comfort zone, our home. There was beer, I prepared a simple meal and we finally caught up on couple episodes of Homeland.

Date Nuts And Oats Pudding | Playful Cooking

Date Nuts And Oats Pudding | Playful Cooking

This dessert was Arvind’s idea. I had to welcome the New Year with some sweet treat and without much preparation in advance, I was lost on ideas. As always, Arvind came to rescue! There was this packet of dates to be finished, we always have oats and nuts at home, and the pudding was ready in less than half an hour.

Dates And Oats Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 2 to 4

Dates And Oats Pudding


  • 200 grams dates, seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup mixed nuts, coarsely grinded
  • 3 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon raisins


  • In a pan, add ¼ cup of water and drop the chopped dates. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 10 minutes or until the dates are softened. Then, blend it to a paste.
  • In a separate saucepan, pour cream, milk and honey. Bring it a boil. Then, add date paste and half of the coarse grinded mixed nuts. Give it a mix and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  • Add rolled oats and give it a mix. This will thicken the consistency. Allow it to cook for 5 more minutes and finally sprinkle some of the raisins.
  • While serving, garnish with a sprinkle of coarsely grind nuts and raisins.

Date Nuts And Oats Pudding | Playful Cooking

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Roxana says:

Happy New Year! This oatmeal looks incredible, and your photographs are so lovely! Looking forward to making this on a dreary, cold morning. 🙂

Sarvani says:

Happy 2016 Kankana!! May it be all that you wish for..xx! 🙂

Sounds so good and surely this will make for a sweet and happy new year!

The pudding looks amazingly delicious and comforting!
Happy New Year!

I wish you all the best in 2016 as well, Kankana. I am glad 2015 has been a great year for you, and I am glad I have found you & your wonderful blog. Happy New Year. I can’t wait to see many more gorgeous photos & wonderful recipes from you. xoxo

What a lovely way to start your day!!
Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!!

Happy New Year to you and your family, Kankana! Here’s to a wonderful 2016! Looking forward to more fabulous recipes from you. x

Happy New Year Kankana. I hope 2016 is THE year for you and the downs of 2015 are a distant memory 🙂
It sounds like you and your husband are an amazing team – the recipe was his idea and your execution of it is sheer perfection. And I do love that little two toned bowl you used. It’s adorable.

I somehow missed this post on instagram somehow i.e. I didn’t realise you had a new recipe on the blog. Glad I poppsed by and checked.
Hugs Kimberly