Yes.. you read the title right…
Go on… take a minute to yourself while you stare…
Can you smell it.. those pumpkin spices all warm and toasty; inviting you to come over and have a bite? Mmmm.. it was so good that I honestly contemplated not sharing the recipe. This was just so warm and comforting that it just felt like my insides were getting bear hugged with lots of love and yumminess.
Last night while I was working out, I was thinking about my post-work out snack. I know, I know! “Um you’re working out, yet you’re thinking about food? Um, doesn’t that kind of defeat the purpose of working out?” Well no, I need to think of food to keep you all wanting more and helping The Kitchen Whisperer become a household name. Plus I love food. Period. And furthermore, you should eat protein or the like post-work out as that’s great for the body and helps with muscles.
So anyway, in the midst of working out I turned to Mr. Fantabulous who was pretty much lifting up a car’s weight and say “Oatmeal. I want oatmeal afterwards.” and then continued on with my work out. Well about 10 minutes later I hear “Huh? Did you say something about food? Yeah, I’m hungry. I’ll have what you’re having… wait! What are you having?” I giggle and tell him to which he goes “Ohhhhhhhhh that sounds good!”
Now at no time did I offer to make him any but being the good wife that I am, I did it anyway. Well as I’m getting the stuff out to make it I see the lone 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree in the fridge just begging for some love. It was a pretty chilly night here and I knew that would be awesome to incorporate in some fashion. Since I had made that Pumpkin Pie Smoothie the other day, I figured I’d give it a shot at making Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. Now I know Mr. Fantabulous isn’t a big fan of pumpkin so I decided to make him regular oatmeal and me this. Since he still had 20 more minutes in his workout, I had time to play around with it.
What you see below is the outcome of literally a knocked-it-out-of-the-ballpark-on-the-first-try recipe. This tastes just like pumpkin pie. All that was missing was the whipped topping. That being said, I may or may not have put a dollop of whipped cream on top of my oatmeal to try. But again, I’m neither denying nor confirming that *blush*
Seriously.. LOOK HOW AMAZING THIS LOOKS!! And as amazing as it looks.. it tastes a bajillion times better!
People people people, even if you don’t like oatmeal but love pumpkin pie.. try this.
You can go full fledged sinful on this and make it with whole milk and brown sugar or go diabetic friendly and use Splenda Brown Sugar Blend. Either way; make this!
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- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree, fresh or canned
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cloves *optional
- 1 cup quick oats
- Brown sugar
- Cinnamon for dusting
- Place the milk, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves in a pot over medium-high heat.
- Whisk frequently, gently using your whisk to scrape the edges to not have the milk or spices burn on the sides of the pot.
- When the mixture comes to a boil, dump in the oats and mix with a spoon or rubber-tipped spatula for one minute or until it’s completely combined and most of the liquid is gone. ~1 minute.
- If you like your thinner, add 2-3 more Tbl of milk and stir in.
- Top each bowl with brown sugar (I like mine a tad sweeter so I went with 3 Tbl and about a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon).
If you use regular oats, cook for 7-10 minutes.