For those of you that know me well, you many still not know this one fact, but the call of PUMPKIN motivates me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! It has been difficult over the summer months to find pumpkin in the store! I am so glad it is plentiful again! I know I have told you about this oatmeal in past posts, but since it is what I look forward to in the morning, especially this time of year, I thought I would revisit the subject!
Here Is the recipe: “B”OATMEAL (baked oatmeal : )
for 2 (cut everything in half for one serving)
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon (best is Vietnamese)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
sweetener such as 2 TB maple syrup or 1-2 packets Stevia
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup milk (non dairy preferred) coconut or almond
1/4 tsp salt
Optional: 1-2T oil or favorite nut butter (coconut oil or butter for those who use butter)
Options: raisins, walnuts, brown sugar for the top
Preheat over to 380 degrees
Combine raw oats, spices, pumpkin and milk.
Pour into a small baking pan, or 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)
Optional additions: a handful of crandberries, a handful of raisins, a handful of walnuts, some nut butter
MY PERSONAL FAVORITE “cranberries, raisins and walnuts” together! So hearty, OH SO GOOD!
I hope that this inspires you for the fall! It does take longer to make because you bake it instead of cook on the stove…..but OH SO WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!