pumpkin spice oatmeal

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

It's that time of year again where pumpkin ends up in everything and I kind of enjoy that - minus the PSLs, that is. To the uniformed: I’m referring to the Starbucks drink with a cult following, the pumpkin spice latte. I happen to be in the minority of those who don’t enjoy the overly sweet, spiced drink so this oatmeal recipe is my way of enjoying pumpkin seasoning in a different respect. I also hate to burst your bubble but a pumpkin spice latte contains no actual pumpkin—this recipe does. Better yet, this oatmeal is incredibly easy to make.

 

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup classic rolled oats

¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

½ cup canned pumpkin puree

½ cup whole milk

½ cup chopped walnuts

¼ (packed) cup dark brown sugar

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

Instructions:

Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and allow to melt. Add the oats and pumpkin pie seasoning to the pan stirring occasionally, until the oats are toasted, about 3 minutes. Stir in the salt and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium-low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the oats are tender, about 15 minutes. Add the pumpkin puree and stir to combine.

Divide among bowls and top with a splash of milk, walnuts brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon.

 

Serves 4.

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