I have a walking buddy who really loves pumpkin pie. She also really hates the snow. As the month of November brings both of these, I thought I’d try out a warmer healthier version just for her. This one’s for you Rachel! Enjoy.
It turned out really yummy (and healthy), cozy and perfect for a crisp fall (snow covered) morning. Zoe and I gobbled it up…just like a turkey. Gobble, gobble. Can you tell I have Thanksgiving on the brain?
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
(adapted from The Compulsive Culinaire)
Makes 2 servings
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups of water
1/2 pumpkin puree
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
Maple Syrup to taste (optional)
In a medium saucepan bring water to a full boil. Stir in rolled oats, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook 1 minute. Stir in pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar. Let simmer until desired consistency. Spoon into a bowl and garnish with pecans and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy a good start to your fantastic day!