11.10.2008

Pumpkin Oatmeal with Cranberries and Pecans


I rarely eat breakfast until my family is off to school and work for the day. If it is a work day for me, I usually eat my yogurt and a banana on the way to shop for my client's groceries.

Today is a get-organized-around-the-house-type of day and Pumpkin Oatmeal with Cranberries and Pecans was my breakfast. Besides lowering my cholesterol, my pumpkin enhanced oatmeal loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids, particularly alpha and beta-carotenes, is a good source of vitamins C, K, and E, and lots of minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and iron. Wow!! and I get all this nutrition before 9 a.m.

Now I won't feel so guilty (not that I ever did) eating my kids' Halloween candy later this afternoon.

Pumpkin Oatmeal with Dried Cranberries

serves 1

1 cup milk
Dash of salt
½ cup old-fashioned oats
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon dried cranberries, such as Craisins
1 tablespoon chopped pecans
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon butter

Bring milk and salt to a boil. Stir in the oats. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add the cinnamon and pumpkin and cook and additional 2 – 3 minutes.

To serve, top oatmeal with dried cranberries, pecans, brown sugar, and butter.

19 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

DIVINE oats!!!

Good luck with your busy organization day!!

Idabel Oklahoma said...

Oh my! That looks wonderful! We're trying it. Thanks!

kat said...

we love our steel cut oatmeal every morning. lately I've been putting sweet potato butter in my husband's now maybe I'll have to switch to pumpkin, he'd love this

Joy the Baker said...

I absolutely love oatmeal! This recipe looks perfectly simple and delicious! Serious Yum!

Esi said...

I love this idea! I recently purchased a whole lotta pumpkin and I am looking for new ways to use it.

Aggie said...

This looks like a perfect breakfast! I think I can pull this one together this week!!

That Girl said...

I can't remember the last time I had oatmeal - it's just about the right time to be bringing it back.

Birdie said...

I love the idea of adding pumpkin to the oats.. Great idea!

proofofthepudding said...

Love the idea of adding pumpkin to oatmeal! Breakfast is so my favorite meal of the day.

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

oooooooooo sounds delicious and a lovelty new way to use pumpkin! Must try this at the weekend!

MaryBeth said...

I would have never thought of using my beloved pumpkin in oatmeal...thanks for sharing such a great idea.

Sara said...

This sounds so good, I have half a can of pumpkin leftover from another recipe, so I will give this a try!

Robin Sue said...

Wow this is really a great AM treat! We like oatmeal in our house but I will have to try it with the pumpkin, great idea!

Megan said...

i really do love oatmeal and since i am a college student, it's a really easy breakfast to make. i think i might have to try this recipe to spruce it up a little bit-thanks for sharing!

Cristine said...

This oatmeal was fantastic! Thanks for a great recipe!

teresa said...

This recipe is already warming my belly and I haven't even made it yet! It looks fantastic, love your blog!
teresa
ablogaboutfood2.blogspot.com

maggie said...

Yum! I was thinking of cooking steel cut oats in the slow cooker—maybe I'll add pumpkin! Looks delish.

joey said...

Just found this great recipe ... love oatmeat and great way to finish remaining can of Thanksgiving pumpkin and 'pump up' for holidays. Thanks for sharing!

bchmomx3 said...

I am making this for my children this morning. This is perfect. Thank you.