Friday, November 23, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Here's a great way to use up that little bit of leftover pumpkin!  I discovered this little gem of a recipe last year and made this oatmeal quite often (for myself...).  The recipe is for an individual serving, but you could easily bump it up to make more.  Although, I would recommend cooking it on the stove top if you're making it for more than 2 people - I think you'd get a better result.  Just for reference: 4 Tbsp = 1/4 cup.

PUMPKIN PIE OATMEAL (individual serving)
slightly adapted from The Craving Chronicles

1/3 cup old-fashioned oats (I use a heaping 1/3 cup)
2 Tbsp. canned pumpkin
1 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp. milk
1/8 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
dash of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and ginger*
dried cranberries, optional
chopped pecans, optional

Stir together pumpkin, brown sugar, water, milk, vanilla, salt, and spices in a microwave-safe bowl.  Stir in oats and cranberries and/or pecans, if using, until well mixed.  Microwave on HIGH for 1-2 minutes, or until desired consistency.  Top with more pecans and cranberries, if desired.  Serve immediately.

* You could also just use a few dashes of pumpkin pie spice.


katie said...

This looks fabulous. Just the thing I didn't know I needed but now I am not sure I can live without.

The Tall Girl Cooks said...

It's so darn good. I'm glad I can share it with you. :)