Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats

I loooove oatmeal!  Regular oats, steel cut oats, instant...I like it all, but steel cut is definitely my favorite.  It's one of the few healthy foods that I eat b/c I want to, not b/c I feel like I should!  Now, if I could just convince the rest of my family....
and these are made with pumpkin and spices and taste like a big bowl of comfort.

Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats

1/3 cup steel cut oats
1 cup water
pinch of sea salt
1/3 cup pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
10 drops vanilla stevia (I use NuNaturals)

Add oats to water with a pinch of salt in a small pot.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.  Add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla stevia (or 1 tsp vanilla extract with sweetener of choice - to taste).  Stir to combine and simmer for another 5 minutes.  

Serve with walnuts and a sprinkle of raw sugar if desired.

And if you are experiencing freakishly warm weather like we have been in eastern NC, you can have breakfast outside! I'm sorta loving this view :-)

8 comments:

  1. I love incorporating pumpkin into every meal of my day! What a great breakfast!

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  2. Can you pretty please send some of that beautiful weather this way? It was negative 12 when I woke up this morning. NEGATIVE TWELVE. The windchill was somewhere around negative 40. Minnesota is so great.

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  3. Ok, I might be a little jealous of your picture... with the warm weather... and nice pool. I think it's 7° outside right now where I am and we are covered in snow :(

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  4. Can I come have this oatmeal at your house pretty please? I am in serious need of that view. ~sigh~

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  5. Yeah, I feel kinda bad when I'm talking to my family on the phone and it's -1 out there and it's in the 60s here & I'm sitting outside. :) I am jealous of your pool though!

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    1. I bragged too soon...it's COLD today! Only in the 30's! Of course, I've been hearing from those in the negative numbers - yikes! And yes, we looovveee the pool!

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  6. I love oatmeal, too! Yours looks so good. Have you ever tried it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top??

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    1. I've never heard of anyone putting ice cream on oatmeal! However, I've just recently discovered that I like almond milk on my oats & breakfast quinoa, so hey, I bet ice cream is even better! Thanks for stopping by!

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