Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal


Nicely, it’s formally fall now!  Though I by no means understood why some folks get so fully bent out of form over buddy’s and even stranger’s seasonal and culinary preferences, I did wait till the official day had handed to place this explicit recipe on the market!  Nicely, I form of have an opinion on it…  Persons are bored, hooked on social media, and assume they’ve a say in different folks’s lives after they simply have to are inclined to their very own.  Me, I like spring and fall greatest, winter subsequent, and summer season final.  I hate the warmth, and which means something over 75ºF (23.9ºC) for me, with 72ºF being completely heavenly.  As my youngsters proclaimed throughout a “would you quite” session, you possibly can at all times add layers, however you possibly can solely get so bare.  My superb buddy completely thrives in sizzling climate that might make me go out however she hates the chilly.  Everyone seems to be splendidly totally different and I actually do not begrudge her love of heat climate, even when I undoubtedly do not share it.  So I by no means had an especial love of pumpkin spice or pumpkin flavored issues, I’ve by no means gotten the notorious PSL, (pumpkin spice latte).  However I do get pleasure from pumpkin; it is a superfood and good for you in so some ways.  For this utility, the place solely a pair tbsp are wanted, I dollop the remainder of the can of pumpkin onto a parchment lined tray in 2 tbsp parts and freeze it.  Then it may be saved in a freezer container or ziptop bag till wanted.  Simply take out one portion and stick it within the bowl whereas heating up the water and boiling the oats and it must be properly thawed in time to combine into the oats.

Our household at all times made chewy oats which are cooked in loads of water after which drained.  And so I by no means most popular creamy, gummy oatmeal.  Given the phytic acid in oats, I feel the prepare dinner and drain technique might be higher anyway for unsoaked or unsprouted oats, however be at liberty to prepare dinner the oats to style!  We like some tooth to our oats and this recipe has nice texture.  Creamy from the pumpkin, chewy from the oats, and crunchy from the nuts; a really satisfying breakfast bowl.  Now, is the whipped cream actually wanted?  The dish is vegan with out it, but when we’ll name it pumpkin pie oatmeal, I feel it’s completely required.  Go away it out if you want, or use a dairy free various, however it’s critically good with it!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
makes 1 very beneficiant serving

½ cup quaint rolled oats
pinch of salt
2 tbsp pumpkin puree (unsweetened)
¼ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp of cinnamon
Sprint of contemporary floor nutmeg
2 tbsp chopped toasted or crispy pecans, divided
1 tbsp maple syrup

Whipped cream or dairy free various (technically non-compulsory, however not likely 😉)

Fill a small pot of water ¾ with water and produce to a boil.  Add a pinch of salt and add the oats.  Boil for 10 minutes for thick oats or 8 minutes for quaint oats, (or as desired).  Whereas oats are cooking, mix the pumpkin, 1 tbsp of the pecans, maple syrup vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

Be at liberty to serve with just a little milk if desired.  Garnish with just a little whipped cream and the remaining pecans.


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