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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with Peanut Butter & Sliced Almonds

This is a warm, sweet, spicy bowl of autumn comfort.

My friend Russ made a wish the other day … he was wishing for a Pumpkin Raisin Oatmeal. Well, I can’t let a wish like that go by without granting it! (Did you know I have wish-granting powers? Yes, I am a virtual food fairy ♥)

This makes an Ann-size portion (if you know me, you know that I am small and I eat very small portions!), but I used easy proportions so you can easily scale it up to your own portion size — or to make oatmeal for a crowd! Just use equal portions of oatmeal, water, milk, and pumpkin puree, then add your spices and mix-ins to taste

This pumpkin-infused oatmeal goes oh so well with a cup of Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk (Any kind. I used 1%, but soy, almond or coconut milk would work fine too.)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (if you don’t have any, here’s a recipe)
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • brown sugar (or your choice of sweetener), to taste

Options for Mix-ins:

  • A teaspoon of peanut butter or almond butter (or maybe Nutella?)
  • Sliced almonds, chopped walnuts or pecans — I highly recommend toasting your nuts before adding them. They are SO much better when toasted!
  • Raisins, dried cranberries, chopped dates or chopped, dried apricots
  • Chopped apple
  • Chocolate or white chocolate chips?

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients in a bowl except for the brown sugar and stir to mix. (If you are using chopped apples as a mix-in and you want them cooked, you may want to add them at the beginning. Cooking time will be a little longer if you include apples.)
  2. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until the oatmeal is done to your liking.
  3. Sweeten to taste and add your choice of mix-ins. I added a small spoonful of peanut butter and sliced almonds this morning.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with Peanut butter & Almond slices

This recipe was shared at Favorite Breakfast Recipes and Gooseberry Patch Comfort Foods.

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4 responses

  1. I’ve never had pumpkin in oatmeal before, I must try this. You make it look so delicious!

    November 26, 2011 at 12:21 am

  2. Sounds so warm and comforting. Thanks so much for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!

    November 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm

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