Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal

 

Like I’ve said in a previous post, I didn’t really like oatmeal much as a child.  It wasn’t until last year that I gave it another chance.  That said, I’ve been experimenting ;)

It’s pumpkin season, and one of my very favorite things to eat at this time of year is anything with it! So on these cool Autumn mornings, it seemed pretty logical to try to use some pumpkin with my oatmeal.  It tastes almost like creamy pumpkin pie, and, next time I make it, if my son isn’t around, it might just get a big dollop of whipped cream ;)

Enjoy!

 

Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal

1/2 cup milk
3/4 tablespoons water
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon teaspoon maple extract
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
brown sugar, to taste

Bring the milk and water to boil over a medium heat.  Add in the oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed, stirring often.  Add in the pumpkin and maple extract, and then serve.  Sprinkle with brown sugar, to taste. 

You can change out the maple for vanilla, or leave it out all together.

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2 Responses

  1. Try pumpkin with millet based porridge, very tasty as well. Millet is used as one of the traditional bases here in Russia for porridge (“kasha”). You can find a very good example in the Pushkin restaurant for breakfast.

  2. I will definitely give that a try. I’ve seen Kasha around here, in various forms, and have always thought to try it. Thanks for the suggestion :)

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