I stumbled upon making this variation of oatmeal just this past fall when my local Trader Joe’s was having a sale on pureed pumpkin. I took some of the canned pumpkin home and then contemplated the numerous ways I could use it. While I love pumpkin pie, the holidays were coming up and I had already been stuffing myself with treats, so I decided on whipping up a healthier kind of treat: Pumpkin Oatmeal. The addition of pumpkin to the standard bowl of morning oats turns this breakfast into a hearty, extra creamy and nutritious delight. Enjoy.
-1/3 cup of old fashioned oats
-1/3 cup of pumpkin puree
-2/3 cups of water or milk/soy milk/almond milk, or a combination
-Dash of cinnamon
-Brown sugar, to taste
-Salt, to taste
Add the first 4 ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook until oats reach desired consistency (about 8-10 minutes). Remove from heat and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt.