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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pumpkin Oatmeal

I've been eating good old oatmeal for breakfast alot these days!  And a few mornings ago I wanted to get creative and think outside of the typical "oatmeal" box!  That's when I came up with this...
Warm and hearty pumpkin oatmeal!  It satisfied a major craving for something "dessert-like" without any guilt!  It was a great feeling to know I was getting a good serving of veg(the pumpkin) as well as the fiber and protein from the oatmeal!  It was a fantastic switch up from the basic!  Enjoy!

Here's what you need:
1/2 cup whole rolled oats
1/2 cup canned pumpkin(I used Libby's.  It's just the pumpkin with nothing else added)
1/2 cup fat free milk(Add more milk if you prefer your oatmeal to have a thinner consistency)

In a small sauce pan, over medium heat, cook the above ingredients, stirring frequently, until oatmeal is tender.  About 5 minutes.  Pour into your bowl, add 1 tablespoon honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon and mix.  Add a dollop of Greek yogurt or Creme Fraiche to the top and you are good to go!  Amazing breakfast that will give you an abundance of energy until your next meal! 

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Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Mmm, I love oatmeal, so it's nice to have a new way to change things up a bit. :)

Briana said...

I love oatmeal too! I need to restock the Libby's.

Kar said...

You guys need to try it! It's yum!

caroline said...

Oh my! I love oatmeal and I love pumpkin! Definitely going to try this!!!

Kar said...

Caroline! Try it for sure! So warm and "stick to your bones" yummy!