Fall Festival Recipe Exchange: Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkins! What's more Autumnal than a pumpkin? Nothing, I tells ya. You can pie them, carve them into funny faces, and scrape them off the driveway after the neighbour kids smash them on Halloween night. Nothing smells more like fall than the odour of pumpkin guts wafting in the crisp morning air.

Let's stop waxing poetic about pumpkins and get down to the business of eating them. Before you head out apple picking or searching for the perfect jack-o'lantern gourd, you need a hearty breakfast. How about Pumpkin Oatmeal? I made this recipe up with some leftover pumpkin from another recipe.

Pumpkin Oatmeal

2 cups of water
1/2 cup steel cut oats (not instant oats)
3 Tbsp pumpkin puree (from a can)
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
brown sugar (about 2 Tbsp)

Bring water to a boil. Whisk in oats, pumpkin puree and spice. Simmer for about half an hour or until it looks like oatmeal on low heat, stirring often. Stir in brown sugar to taste. Serve. To make it look fancy, sprinkle a few pumpkin seeds on top. (Makes about 2 bowls.)

If  you prefer your breakfasts on the pastry side, try this Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll recipe from Good Life Eats. These are more work but are soooo good. I didn't use all the sugar filling in the rolls but saved the extra and use it to flavour my coffee. Mmm, fallish!


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  1. Oh, there's nothing more fallish than pumpkin spice. We usually don't start getting into the pumpkin until November with Thanksgiving, but this sounds too delicious!

  2. sounds yummy. To bad I'm allergic to pumpkin!

  3. Pumpkin oatmeal is a brilliant idea! I put all sorts of things in oatmeal (such as peanut butter) and it works great but I had not thought of pumpkin!

  4. I'm not a fan of oatmeal, but I am a fan of pumpkin. I'm going to pass this recipe on to my sister.

  5. I am drooling! This sounds sooo delicious and warming!

  6. We are huge fans of oatmeal and pumpkin in our house, so the perfect breakfast! Thanks.

  7. I just saw yesterday that there is a can of pumpkin in my pantry and I have no idea what to do with it. And I've been looking for ways to cheer up oatmeal, as I'm not a big fan but feel like I should eat it. Perfect timing or what? :-)

  8. Trish- By November I'm pretty much done with pumpkin.

    Rhapsody- You need to put something in it. It's too bland otherwise.

    Namine- Oh no! Well, you could try it with applesauce and cinnamon.

    Joanna- Glad I could help!

  9. Oh, yum! I have oatmeal most weekdays; this would really spice it up!

    I missed Amy's announcement about this year's recipe exchange. No worries, thank goodness for Mr. Linky!


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