Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe

I cannot remember where I saw this (I read lots of food blogs and belong to lots of foodie yahoo groups), but we just had to try this really cute recipe for pumpkin oatmeal (please don't look at my dirty stove - keepin' it real here, lol).

It starts with a sugar pumpkin, top cut off and hollowed out (remove all the strings and seeds). Add to the pumpkin one cup of oats, one cup of milk and any sweetener you might like (we used about 1 tablespoon honey and a little brown sugar). In addition, put a pinch of salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and I also used a couple of grates of nutmeg. We like a little crunch in our oatmeal, so we added pepitas (roasted and shelled pumpkin seeds). Once all of this is inside the pumpkin, put the lid back on and put it into a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Before serving, scrape some of the pumpkin off the sides and mix it in with the oats. We added a little butter and coconut oil right before eating.

This was a fun little recipe and got another orange veggie into my kids first thing in the morning. If anyone else saw this online and remembers where it came from, please let me know so that I can give proper credit.


MichelleZ said...

That is really fun! I would love to try it, but just don't see this getting done as a breakfast food. :) Very cool idea though.

The Book Lady Online said...

It worked for us as breakfast because my kids are not usually ready for breakfast for at least an hour after they get up. I wonder if putting it on low in the slow cooker overnight would work. Hmmmm . . . may have to experiment :)

Alea said...

I don't know how I missed this, but I think this sounds marvelous! Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

What a yummy idea!