Pumpkin is a classic and all-time favorite flavor this time of the year. From muffins to lattes, pumpkin provides a smooth and creamy taste and seasonal flair to all your favorite foods. But why wait ‘til Thanksgiving day to enjoy that pumpkin pie flavor? Pumpkin can be a staple in your diet this time of year while it’s fresh and seasonal straight from the harvest.
That’s why we’ve found the yummiest, tastiest oatmeal of all time — and it tastes just like pumpkin pie! Featuring pumpkin purée, pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin pie spice, this oatmeal recipe will satisfy any pumpkin craving you have. Enjoy it on the weekend or make it ahead of time to have ready to go on busy weekday mornings. Whatever the time, bon appétit!
Combine water, pumpkin purée, raisins, milk, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour in the oatmeal, turn down the heat and cook the mixture according to the instructions provided with your oatmeal. Stir frequently.
Toast the pumpkin seeds for approximately 10 minutes in a cast-iron frying pan on medium heat. Cook until they become golden brown in color.
When the oatmeal has finished cooking, sprinkle the pumpkin seeds on top and serve it with maple syrup or honey. Makes 4 extra-large portions.
Oatmeal is a delicious and nutritious breakfast with a wonderful chewy texture. This time of year, take advantage of all of the opportunities you can to cook with pumpkin. There’s no question that fresh pumpkin is better than canned, and this is the only season when fresh pumpkins are available. Whether it’s pumpkin oatmeal, muffins, bread, soups, or pie, there’s no denying the delightfully heart-warming taste of pumpkin!