Practical food tips for parents from a RD and mom of three

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pumpkin spice oatmeal

This pumpkin spice oatmeal is the perfect steamy breakfast on a cool morning. Whole grain oatmeal is filling and hearty, while the bright orange pumpkin provides a day's worth of Vitamin A. The spices add warmth and delicious flavor.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

This recipe makes 3 adult-sized servings.

¾ cup pumpkin (canned or pureed from fresh)
3 cups skim milk
1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp cinnamon

  1. Use a whisk to combine pumpkin, milk and spices in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add oats and cook over medium heat until the mixture boils (about 10 minutes) stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and enjoy with your favorite oatmeal toppings. The following are delicious with this pumpkin spice oatmeal: walnuts, cranberries, raisins, brown sugar, or honey.

You can portion any leftover oatmeal into small bowls and refrigerate for a quick breakfast another morning.

Today's tip: Enjoy sweet pumpkin spice oatmeal for a warm, filling breakfast.

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