One cool, fall evening I was craving pumpkin. Up until then I usually filled my pumpkin cravings by making pumpkin cookies or pumpkin roll. A friend mentioned this healthier option for pumpkin, and I was hooked. This recipe is a great way to fill your kitchen and your mornings with the smell of the fall season. It also inspired me to look at pumpkin as a healthy food — not just dessert.
- 4 cups milk
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 can of pumpkin, 15 oz. size
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon
- 4 cups regular rolled oats
- maple syrup, optional
In a small saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and spice. Bring to a gentle boil and stir in oatmeal. Reduce heat, stir and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, until the oatmeal is soft and creamy. Spoon into bowls drizzle with maple syrup!
Note on milk: Can you make this with powdered milk? You bet! How much powder will simply depend on the brand you use. To simplify things here we will just tell you how much milk you need in each recipe. Mix up a batch and keep it in your fridge to add to all your cooking!
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