I thought I was being so original with this recipe…until I googled pumpkin pie oatmeal. Apparently, lots of people before me had the same idea. šŸ˜‰ Oh well. Even if you don’t like pumpkin pie (like me), you should try this recipe anyway. The only reason I called it pumpkin pie oatmeal was because I used pumpkin pie spice. Oatmeal is already healthy but adding pumpkin makes it even healthier. Although I admit that healthy was not my main reason for making this. Sometimes recipe ideas just come to me–at weird times, like while I’m running and I immediately change my dinner plans. I was rushing, but if you wanted to go all out you could top it with some chopped pecans and a crumble topping and bake it! I bet it would be even better. Am I the only one that likes breakfast foods for supper? I really like breakfast foods better at breakfast time but I just never get up early enough on weekdays to make them for myself so if I want them on a weekday I end up having them for supper. An added bonus is that breakfast recipes are usually quick and easy–especially this one. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 tbsp brown sugar (depending on how sweet like your oatmeal)

Combine water and pumpkin in small saucepan and bring to boil. Stir in oats, reduce heat and simmer for about 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Add sugar, vanilla, and spices. Remove from heat, cover with lid, and let sit for about 5 minutes.
Makes 2 servings.

Categories: Breakfast, Pumpkin

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