Thursday, 3 November 2011

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

I follow a lot of blogs that are written by lovely ladies in the USA.  I love reading how they are enjoying the seasonal change into Fall and more importantly, how they are adding more pumpkin into their recipes.  Not only has my tummy been rumbling for some time now, but I am been itching to make a pumpkin pie!

I was lucky enough to have not one, but two beautiful friends of mine visit the Canadian Store in Covent Garden.  Check out what I got :)

Yay for pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling!  I am going to research how to make the best pumpkin pie ever and attempt to make one this weekend.

I couldn't wait to get into the pure pumpkin so I looked through some blogs and came across this Pumpkin Boatmeal for one recipe on Chocolate Covered Katie.
  • 1/2 cup oats (50g)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • sweetener, such as 1 1/2 to 2T agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup milk or water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Optional: 1 to 2T oil or favorite nut butter (if oil, scale the milk back a tiny bit)
  • Optional: raisins, walnuts, brown sugar for the top
Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Combine raw oats, spices, pumpkin, and milk. Pour into a small baking pan, 1-cup ramekin, or mini-loaf pan. Cook for 20 minutes, or more until it gets firm. Finally, set your oven to “high broil” for 3 more minutes, or until it reaches desired crispy-ness (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust).

I don't have any ramekins at home so I spread the mixture out into my shallow cake dish and hoped for the best.

It was amazing.  Very tasty and a very delicious way to end the weekend!  I sprinkled the smallest amount of brown sugar on the top and dug in with a spoon.  I suggest you do the same ;)

I am super keen to try this recipe again with some yogurt or similar as a topping.  Maybe even make a batch of it and then reheat for breakfast the next morning.... Now I am day dreaming about food...Someone pinch me...

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