Similar to pumpkin oatmeal, butternut squash can add an extra boost of creaminess to your morning oats. I decided to use some of yesterday’s roasted squash in my breakfast, utilizing instant oats for a healthy morning meal made in no time.
I simply mashed 1/4 cup of the roasted squash, skin removed. I then added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, dash of cloves, and 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract. I placed the mixture in with the oats, added some water, and nuked the oatmeal for three minutes in the microwave. When the oats were finished cooking, I sprinkled some brown sugar (maybe 1-2 tsp.) on top and a pinch of salt.
Next time I think I’ll add some roasted pecans and maybe a dab of butter/Earth Balance.