Monday, September 19, 2011
The cooking blog world is being inundated with pumpkin recipes right now, so I thought I'd add one more. If you're feeling fall-ish and want a little pumpkin in your life try this clean eating pumpkin oatmeal.
I'm going to save you the disappointment I experienced and come right out with the truth: this does not taste like pumpkin pie. It tastes likes pumpkin oatmeal, thus I changed the title to reflect this. It is however very pumpkiny and filling and healthy. It's also a beautiful orange color and will help you get into the fall spirit.
From The Gracious Pantry
1/4 cup dry oats, cooked (I used steel cut oats)
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I created my own with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger)
1 tablespoon flax seeds (I used ground)
1/4 cup pecans
Maple syrup to taste
Cook oats according to package directions. In the last five minutes of cooking stir in the pumpkin puree, flax, and pumpkin spice.
Scoop mixture into a serving bowl and top with pecans and maple syrup.