Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a staple in our house. We like it all different ways, it usually consists of either fresh fruit or dried fruit along with some nuts and/or seeds, topped with vanilla yogurt. The yogurt makes it creamy as well as sweetens it up a bit. I used to only like oatmeal that had brown sugar and maple syrup on it, but as you can see I've branched out alot...thanks to my husband. :-) I find that using the dried fruit along with vanilla yogurt sweetens it up plenty.

Today we went for another fall flavor...pumkin! We really enjoyed it, I hope you will too.

1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (not quick cooking)
3 cups of water
1/4 cup pumpkin puree'
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon and sugar
1-2 tbs brown sugar (depending how sweet you like it)
Vanilla yogurt
pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Combine all ingredients except the yogurt and pepitas in a medium pan. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Top with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and some pepitas.

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