Thursday, September 29, 2011

Changes for the Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal!

Okay, so yesterday, I posted a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal after I made it that morning.  I liked it, but I felt it could be better.  So this morning I made some changes.  I want to pass the changes along, so you can benefit too.

It's pretty much the same with a just a few changes. I'll underline the changes.


1 3/4 C Vanilla Soy
1 C old fashioned oats
1/3 C pumpkin puree
1 Tbs butter
2 Tbs Brown Sugar (or to taste, I added a tiny pinch more) 
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 cup chopped pumpkin spice almonds (or plain if you like)

Bring the vanilla soy milk to a boil and then add the oats.  Cook for 5 minutes and allow to sit (if needed) to reach desired consistency.  Then add the butter.  Add the brown sugar and spices next. Last add the pumpkin puree.  Then top with Almonds and mix if you want.

I thought the pumpkin puree was just too much last time.  So you can see I reduced it by just a little. I like to taste the spices.  So I added a little more nutmeg.  I really felt it needed to be a little creamier and have a hit of vanilla, so I added the soy milk.  See what you think!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Today I tried out a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal.  It is delicious, I think I'm going to experiment with the recipe and see if I can't make it more delicious.  I think it needs a little less pumpkin and more spices.  It's very good though.  Someone else suggested dried cranberries.  I didn't have any, but that could be good too!

Even though this is my photography blog, I thought I'd share this here anyway.  I did take the photos.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

1 3/4 cup water
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup chopped almonds (I used Planters Pumpkin Spice Almonds)

Bring the water to a boil and add the oats.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Turn off the burner and allow to thicken if needed.  Stir in the pumpkin puree, butter, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice.  Fold in the almonds, or any other toppings you think are delicious!  Enjoy!