Pumpkin Oatmeal

It is no secret that I love breakfast! I don’t know how some people can skip breakfast completely! I could eat breakfast for dinner and be satisfied. One of my favorite breakfast meals is oatmeal. I eat oatmeal every weekday morning, it is fast, easy, and very healthy. Blueberry oatmeal and banana oatmeal are my favorite, but since fall has arrived I have been looking for a more seasonal flavor. I tried this oatmeal for the first time this past weekend and fell in love. Hearty oatmeal spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and pureed pumpkin, topped with walnuts, cranberries and a sprinkling of brown sugar. This pumpkin oatmeal is the perfect way to start your day!

Pumpkin Oatmeal

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions:

  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring milk and salt to a boil. Stir in the oats reduce heat to low and cook for 3 minutes. Add the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, and pumpkin, cook 2 to 3 minutes or until desired consistency.
  2. Divide oatmeal into two bowls. Top each bowl of oatmeal with dried cranberries, walnuts, brown sugar, and 1/2 tablespoon butter.

Source: adapted from Dishing Up Delights

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10 Responses to Pumpkin Oatmeal

  1. I have read about pumpkin oatmeal a lot lately, but have resisted trying it b/c I only like oatmeal if it’s REALLY sweet, and I know canned pumpkin needs to be very “doctored” to have the sweetness of pumpkin pie. But if you say it’s good, I might have to try. Something that helps is making the oatmeal with vanilla soy or almond milk– much sweeter, and adds a nice vanilla flavor!

  2. Susi says:

    This is a great way to start the day! I’m usually not a cooked oatmeal fan but this looks so delicious it makes me want to give it another try! :o)

  3. Amy says:

    I eat oatmeal every morning, but it never looks this good! I might have to try these add ins! Great idea!

  4. Green Girl says:

    I rarely have oatmeal for breakfast but looking at your picture made me re-think and maybe try it more often

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  9. sweetie says:

    many thanks, sweetpea! this was delicious. i hope you don’t mind i’ve posted the recipe w. credit to your blog here: http://spilledmylk.tumblr.com/post/11692169946/pumpkin-oatmeal-recipe

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