Recipe 51: Pumpkin Oatmeal + A Bonus Porridge Recipe

Recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup milk, or as needed
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
Mix together oats and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once. Add more milk or oats to achieve the desired consistency, and cook for another 30 seconds. Stir in pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon sugar. Heat through, and serve. 
Serves 2 

Results:  I decided based on comments on the recipe to add a dash of salt and cook this on the stovetop so all the flavors would meld and tweaked the recipe directions as such from the site.  Very yummy!  Tastes like pumpkin pie!  If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, use ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger & allspice.

Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.com
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold milk (optional) 
In a saucepan, combine the oats, water, salt, sugar, bananas and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until the liquid has been absorbed, stirring frequently. Pour into bowls, and top each with a splash of cold milk.

Serves 1

Results: I always thought porridge sounded scary and slightly disgusting... kind of like gruel.  Then I looked at the recipe and saw it's just oatmeal with rolled oats.  I omitted the banana so really this was very simple.  I also added nutmeg and craisins.  Before we go further, SON, I love craisins!!  They're delicious!!  I'm not sure why I was so surprised to love them but I do!


K. Rock said...

Craisins are amazing. I put them in my oatmeal every morning. Then my 10:00 snack is craisins and almonds. I eat them every day.

Jameil said...

Craisins are the bomb diggity! I don't like nuts very much but I mihgt be able to accept that!

Gorgeous Puddin said...

Co-signing on the Craisins!! I add them to this amazing chicken salad. YUM! I can't eat raisins that aren't in oatmeal cookies, but yeah Craisins!!