Our Spiced Mandarin Pecan Oatmeal is a totally new way to start the day! A great bowl of oatmeal can be the perfect eye-opener with tender plump grains that hold their bite and shape.
Lightly beat the cream in a large chilled bowl with a balloon whisk, or in an electric beater, until it begins to thicken. Add the honey and vanilla and continue to beat until the cream is stiff and stands in firm peaks on the beater.
In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan bring the water, milk, butter, and salt to a boil.
Stir in the oats and chopped dates.
Reduce heat to medium-low and cook oats uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
Transfer the oatmeal to bowls; top with Mandarin segments, whipped cream, pan roasted pecans, and a drizzle of honey. Serve immediately.