Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal

A comforting way to spice up your oatmeal.  Taking inspiration from Aarti Paarti I have created a lighter version of this wonderful recipe!  Slow cooked oats infused with the warming flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon, set off with a crack of black pepper, and then ever so lightly sweetened with honey and a sprinkling of brown sugar and toasted pecans.

Ingredients

4 1/2 cups 1% milk
3 cups steel cut oats
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 crack freshly ground black pepper
15 oz pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey

Topping
1/2 cup toasted, chopped pecans
3 tbsp brown sugar

On medium heat, bring the milk, spices and honey to a simmer, stir in the oats and allow to cook 20 to 25 minutes, stirring frequently.  Toss the brown sugar with the toasted pecans together and serve on the side for topping.

5 comments:

  1. I was sitting here looking at this and whispered to myself, "OMG that looks so good". Honey bunny wanted to see why I was talking to myself...and he agrees! This really looks amazing!

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  2. i'd love to wake up in the morning and the aroma of these oats to allure me into the kitchen

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  3. This sounds delicious and I love the addition of the black pepper!

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  4. This sooo goood!! Pumpkin Pecan oatmeal sounds perfect to me! And it looks mouth-watering...I could eat this all day I swear :)

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  5. Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods for breakfast or an easy dinner. I can't wail to try this recipe. It looks and sounds delicious.

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