Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe

Oatmeal. Pumpkin. Breakfast.

Delicious.

It really is. Delicious. I promise.

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I posted a version of this recipe some time ago. Since then I've adjusted it and tweaked it and turned it around a ton of times - and recently reminded myself of how much I enjoy it and my daughter likes it and how great it is to have breakfast for an entire week once you've made yourself a pot!

Start yourself off by getting your ingredients ready:

2c water
2c almond milk (vanilla works really well)
1 can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
2c quick cooking oatmeal
pumpkin pie spice
dried cranberries
dried fruits of your choosing (ie: raisins, dried cherries, dates, etc.)
brown sugar

Bring the water, almond milk and pumpkin to a boil. 

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Add two cups of oatmeal to your boiling mixture. 
You can easily turn this into a gluten-free recipe 

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Sprinkle in some pumpkin pie spice. 

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Right around here is where I add the brown sugar. 
It's completely optional but I really like some in my oatmeal. 
You can use your judgment and don't have to measure it, 
but splash some in or use about 1/4 cup. 

Next, add your dried fruits. I used cranberries.
I've also made this with raisins (regular or golden) and it's really delicious. 
One of my favorite versions includes slivered almonds. 
Almonds are so good AND add great proteins to your breakfast!

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Now ... take a look at how delicious it looks. 

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It's so easy and so good. And filling. It's a hearty and warm breakfast that is perfect for the cooler months. It keeps me full for several hours instead of leaving me craving a snack or crashing from a sugar high. 

What I love is that you can make it on a Sunday and have breakfast for the entire week - or have a few days worth for the whole family. I'm sure doubling it would work just as well, but for me it's easy enough to make it again if I'm in the mood for it. 

I store it in a Pyrex bowl in the fridge which allows easy access and simple storage. 

So - make yourself a batch this week and let me know what you think. 

I promise you'll be glad you did.

* Should you decide to stock up on some of these ingredients through my links I'll make a few pennies towards my next chai latte - so thanks in advance! *

10 comments:

jaime said...

I think the husband would love this - especially if I made it on the weekend and he had access to it all week. (Sadly, my toddler is stuck in his own oatmeal flavor ways, and refuses to eat anything that isn't maple.)

Jill Herzberg Morgenstern said...

That looks SO yummy! Everything kind of does right now, because I'm fasting, but cranberries & pumpkin together - delish!

Vanessa said...

These are my favorite meal. Yummy!

Lara Neves said...

This looks divine! I love pumpkin. Love.

Renae C. said...

That looks yummy! I have one similar with bananas and applesauce, but haven't thought to use pumpkin yet. I love pumpkin recipes, though!

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I often add pumpkin to my oatmeal. It's delicious. I also add chopped pecans and sometimes. chopped dates. Delish!

Jenny Romaine said...

This sounds yummy and comforting on a cold morning!

Adrienne said...

This looks so good! I love oatmeal AND pumpkin.

Julie said...

Yum!! This looks so good!!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

I am starting to use almond milk all the time for me now. I like it. This sounds good, I actually have all the ingredients for this right now except for the cranberries. would it be bad if I left that out to try?

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