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.


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

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.


  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!

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

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

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

  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.