Pumpkin Oatmeal

It is no secret that I love breakfast! I don’t know how some people can skip breakfast completely! I could eat breakfast for dinner and be satisfied. One of my favorite breakfast meals is oatmeal. I eat oatmeal every weekday morning, it is fast, easy, and very healthy. Blueberry oatmeal and banana oatmeal are my favorite, but since fall has arrived I have been looking for a more seasonal flavor. I tried this oatmeal for the first time this past weekend and fell in love. Hearty oatmeal spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and pureed pumpkin, topped with walnuts, cranberries and a sprinkling of brown sugar. This pumpkin oatmeal is the perfect way to start your day!

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Hearty oatmeal spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and pureed pumpkin, topped with walnuts, cranberries and a sprinkling of brown sugar.

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups milk
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions:

In a medium sauce pan, bring milk and salt to a boil. Stir in the oats reduce heat to low and cook for 3 minutes. Add the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, and pumpkin, cook 2 to 3 minutes or until desired consistency.
Divide oatmeal into two bowls. Top each bowl of oatmeal with 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, 1 tablespoon walnuts, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1/2 tablespoon butter.

Source: adapted from Dishing Up Delights