Sunday, October 27, 2013

pumpkin spice steel cut oatmeal

i don't even really know why i'm blogging about steel cut oatmeal. you basically follow the instructions the oats come with and then toss in pumpkiny things. the original recipe calls for regular milk and maple syrup but i don't keep that stuff around my kitchen so i accidentally made a healthier, even more nutritious version substituting in almond milk and a mashed banana. it came out really creamy and definitely pumpkiny. the addition of pecans and cranberries add a nice texture and tartness. this is a good variation from your standard boring oatmeal so if you're into the whole pumpkin thing, i say give it a go!

pumpkin spice steel cut oatmeal

- 1c steel cut oats
- 3c water
- 1c almond milk
- 1/2 c pumpkin
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 2tsp pumpkin pie spice
- pecans and dried cranberries to garnish

1. in a medium sized pot bring water and almond milk to a boil
2. add oats and reduce heat to a simmer
3. simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently, until liquid is absorbed
4. stir in pumpkin, banana, and pie spices
5. plate and garnish with pecans and cranberries or other toppings of your choice

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