Saturday, September 28, 2013

You have to eat oatmeal or you'll dry up. Anybody knows that.

Kay Thompson


I'm an oatmeal gal and always have been. Not the packet kind. Oh no. I crave real, sticks to your ribs oatmeal. I have a few go-to favorites like peanut butter and jelly or the always tasty brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon combo. Sometimes it's a clean out the baking cabinet kind of day and includes a hodge podge of ingredients like craisins, coconut flakes, and maple syrup.

We've had a can of pumpkin puree loitering in the pantry since last November, and I've been toying with the idea of pumpkin pie oatmeal. This morning I took to the internet and made it happen. At first I doubled the original recipe (which made one serving) for the hubs and I. When Kiddo showed interest, I doubled it again. If Mister Picky liked it, I didn't want to risk having too little to fill his belly. 

It was good. Jared and Mario both gave approving mmmms and cleaned their bowls. Mario declared it to be the best oatmeal he'd ever had and that it tastes like dessert for breakfast. I guess this one's a keeper.



Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Serves 2

1 cup milk (I used unsweetened soy milk; almond, coconut, etc would work well, too)
1 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and cook on medium heat until desired thickness, stirring regularly (the microwave would probably work as well). Divide into bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon, chopped nuts, brown sugar, and any other toppings that strike your fancy (we used these three). 


I definitely made this recipe my own, and so should you (again, it's adapted from this recipe). It was filling and oh so delicious. I love when something so delicious comes together... and only requires things I have on hand. Our weekend is off to a good start!



5 comments:

  1. Real oatmeal is SO hearty and delicious!

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  2. I've been craving pumpkin! This sounds delicious.

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    1. Yum!! Made this for breakfast. The pumpkin makes the oatmeal so very creamy. I could eat this for a dessert :).

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  3. Oh yum! I'm a sucker for anything pumpkin! Looks delicious!

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