Monday, December 06, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

A chilly morning called for a hot bowl of oatmeal. I noticed the bowl of freshly cooked pumpkin puree in the fridge. Spices and brown sugar added to this yummy breakfast!

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Oatmeal - I use old-fashioned oats.
Pumpkin puree- fresh or canned
Chopped nuts, optional
Sweetener- brown sugar, maple syrup, honey

Cook oatmeal according to directions. While cooking, add pumpkin and spices and stir well. I used a little more than  1/4 cup pumpkin for 2 servings and just sprinkled spices until it looked right. Continue to stir until finished cooking so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.

Scoop into bowls and sprinkle with chopped pecans, if desired. Serve with your choice of sweetener for a hearty and nourishing breakfast!

I think this would be so good with a splash of cream or coconut milk on top!


Did you know? 
Pumpkin is rich in disease-fighting nutrients such as alpha-carotene and beta-carotene and is high in vitamins C and E!

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