Saturday, November 5, 2011

pumpkin oatmeal

An autumn-ized breakfast for you. The inspiration for this came from a visit to my friend Ivy's house last year when she served me this hot pumpkin cereal for breakfast. You know how I love everything pumpkin... I don't remember much about it except that it was yummy so I decided to create a version of my own.

Prepared plain oatmeal (quick, regular or steel-cut oats, steel cut). I will not specify the time you cook it or the ratio of water/milk to oats, I think most people have varying preferences on this. I like mine more watery with still chewy oats, not a congealed I tend to undercook mine, but to each their own.

Add a spoon of plain pumpkin puree (I used a heaping TBSP for my one bowl, which was plenty)
1 tsp brown sugar (you really don't need as much as you used to use when you were a kid)
a dash of cinnamon and allspice

It's that easy. I guess if you wanted to even skip the seasoning part, use just pumpkin pie filling and it would probably be very similar.

p.s. I added a few mini chocolate chips for decoration in the picture, but I have to admit, as appetizing as it sounded, I didn't like it as much with them in there.


Rachel said...

yum! I'll have to try this out. We love oatmeal, but aren't too creative with what we put in it. This sounds like a fun autumn meal.

Mom said...

Great Idea Emily!
I eat oatmeal at least once or twice a week, so that's a good way to spice it up!