Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal


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My family loves all things pumpkin! I’m always looking for healthy breakfast recipes to try out, I thought pumpkin and oatmeal would make the perfect combination. You could even make pumpkin oatmeal in a slow cooker and wake up to yummy homemade goodness in the morning. I decided to make it this morning, so I’ll have to try using my slow cooker next time.

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Although I used canned pumpkin puree, you could make it from scratch with the Good Cook Pumpkin Scoop. It not only includes a super sharp knife but a scoop to make scraping out the inside of the pumpkin a breeze. You can purchase the Good Cook Pumpkin Scoop at WalMart

I’ve included my recipe below. Most of the recipes I found online included butter, milk, and brown sugar. I really wanted a healthier version for my family. You could always add brown sugar as a topping if it isn’t sweet enough for your taste. If you love pumpkin, make sure to check out our homemade whole wheat pumpkin bread recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup steel cut oatmeal
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil, and add other ingredients.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve, you can add raisins, nuts, and brown sugar or sugar substitute to taste.
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