For dessert, Colleen prepared a Oatmeal Dates Squares for the South Arm Seniors Kitchen.
Celia was so happy because she loves Oatmeal Dates Squares. She always asks her friend to make her some when she craves for it. Now, she can make it herself.
Dates are the fruit of the date palm and are high in potassium, magnesium, folate, as well as containing many other nutrients. They also have dietary fiber and are sometimes used to prevent constipation. They have very high sugar content and should only be eaten in small quantities.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats or quick cooking oats
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
- 2 1/2 cups chopped pitted dates
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
Source: via Colleen