Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

4 WWPP Posted by 6 years ago 23 Comments

Don’t get your hopes up, it’s more oatmeal then pie. And since we are in full fledge fall I just had to do something my canned pumpkin. Just HAD to! ;~P

I’m getting more into oatmeal but not the pre-packages flavors. I really want to find ways to make it fun and tasty at home without using a pre-flavored package with all the junk in it. Not that I’m totally against the junk, sometimes that junk makes things tastes good! :~) But I’m making an effort to overall reduce it in our diets and to replace it with homemade goodness where I KNOW what all the ingredients are, kind of like I did for Creamy Berry Oatmeal.

Now, I happen to use a packet of original plain instant oatmeal for this but you can adjust and use the quick cooking stuff found in the big containers. That’s cheaper anyway, I just happen to have a packet lying around.

Now yesterday, the toddler tried it, said he liked I but didn’t want his own. Today I couldn’t get him to go near it. He’s hit or miss with oatmeal, it’s strange. He’s more of a pancake guy. :~)Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

  • 1 packet of plain instant or quick oats oatmeal (just about an ounce or 28g)
  • 2-4 ounces (1/4 – 1/2 cup) of boiling water depending on how thick you like it (I used 3 ounces for the batch in the photo)
  • 1 tsp (15g) brown or raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60g) of plain canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Add boiling water to oatmeal and let it sit while you pull out all the other ingredients, about 2 minutes). If you like it thick like I do, the water should just cover the oats.

Add the pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir together! If it’s to thick, add a splash of the boiling water. This will bring the temperature back up too.

Eat!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
147 2g 5g old: 2 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 0g 29g 5g

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    Rebecca

    October 28, 2008

    Roni, Roni, Roni- This looks really good but when am I going to get you to try Steele cut oats? I know that they take a long time to cook but if you brown them up a bit and then let them soak overnight they really don't take that long in the a.m. For my pumpkin oatmeal I make the old pumpkin fluff recipe that circulates around the ww boards for a snack or dessert and then stir a portion into my oats in the morning. Also curious- have you ever recalculated your NI on your bulgur stew? After I divided mine up I got 9 bowls which brought my NI to around 150 per bowl. Thanks Rebecca Reply

    roni

    October 28, 2008

    I have bought some! LOL Just haven't taken the leap yet! :~) I barely have time to make the toddler's lunch at night let alone remember to soak my oatmeal for breakfast. Not that I'm making excuses! :~P AS for the NI, haven't had time yet. I'll have to double check my nutritiondata.com entry, I must have entered something in too high. Thanks for reminding me, it's on the "to do"! Reply

    Kim

    October 28, 2008

    I love this. I had a version of pumpkin oatmeal this morning too! I eat oatmeal every morning with a banana mashed into it, but I just started adding a bit organic pumpkin. I love how thick the pumpkin makes it, it really fills me up :) Reply

    Jennie

    October 28, 2008

    I've done steel cut oats in the crock pot over night a lot of recipes online recommend putting dried fruit in. Kinda nice to wake up and breakfast is ready to put into a bowl :) I will do this again when it gets cold (in southern california it takes a while). Reply

    Rachel

    October 28, 2008

    this looks great, i too have canned pumpkin i'm ready to use! i've tried the steel cut oatmeal in the crockpot and it is very tasy. Trader Joe's also has frozen pre-cooked steel cut oatmeal, so all you have to do is heat for a couple of minutes and done... i'm eating some as i type, delish! Reply

    Zoey

    October 28, 2008

    Hi Roni, Your pumpkin oatmeal sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Reply

    eurydice

    October 28, 2008

    Hi Roni, I make pumpkin oatmeal all the time but instead of using water I use brewed tea - pumpkin spice flavour. I do this with all kinds of tea flavours and it's a great way to add taste without weird chemicals or extra calories. Right now I use Tim Horton's pumpkin spice tea, but I found other kinds online: http://www.bigelowtea.com/shop/details.cfm?si=1&pi=00190 Yummy! :) Reply

    Annette

    October 28, 2008

    I make something similar and we all love it! Thank God my kiddos love oatmeal..........now if only hubby would get on board! Reply

    Tricia

    October 28, 2008

    Roni, This looks so yummy. A perfect breakfast for those cold winter mornings. :) Reply

    Steph.

    October 29, 2008

    Ooh! This sounds SO good.I may try it tomorrow. THANKS! Reply

    Sandy

    October 29, 2008

    Can someone post the pumpkin fluff recipe. I'm not a Weight Watchers member. I am looking for something that would be like the filling of pumpkin pie without the crust. Can you just make up the pumpkin pie filling and bake it in custard cups? Reply

    roni

    October 29, 2008

    Sandy, here you go... http://www.recipezaar.com/76950 Reply

    Michele Dochat

    October 29, 2008

    Hey there...the steel cut oats in the crockpot overnight sounds interesting...can anyone elaborate or point me to a website that tells me how??? Love the idea of pumpkin in my oatmeal....HAVE to try it!!! Michele Reply

    Amber

    October 29, 2008

    I'm eating this now... Yum! And i'm not an oatmeal fan either! Reply

    karen

    October 30, 2008

    Sence we are on a "pumpkin" kick! I made these yeasterday and they are so moist and good. don't know the Weight Watchers points. Maybe Roni you can help out?? Or take it and teak it for us?? karen YELLOW CAKE MIX 2 TEASPOON PUMPKIN PIE SPICE ( I USE a little CINNAMON) 1 15 OZ. CANNED PUMPKIN ( 2 CUPS) 1/4 CUP MELTED BUTTER CAN ADD RAISINS Droo by teaspoon on sprayed cookie sheet bake 375 12 ~~12 min. Reply

    Debby

    October 30, 2008

    Roni, Haven't looked at your sites in a while, and then saw this! I love pumpkin and oatmeal and can't wait to try this at home. The apple pie oatmeal as well, for my hubby who loves apple pie (though he doesn't usually eat oatmeal). Hope all is well, -Debby C Reply

    karen

    October 30, 2008

    the Pumpkin cookies are very moist and cake like but every one loves them!!!! Hubby, grandkids...... I cook for hunters in NM and they really like them too. But my grand kids are teenagers except we have a 3 yr old and he is with me 1-1/2 days a week..Yea.!!!!! Happy cooking Reply

    kyree90

    October 31, 2008

    I made oatmeal something like this this morning, with a packet of instant, 1/2 cup of pumpkin, 1/4 cup milk and some cinnamon. It was delicious. Thanks for the idea! Reply

    Karoline

    November 3, 2008

    Sandy, I have always used Sugar Free instant Butterscotch pudding in the Pumpkin Fluff recipe. It is a big hit at family gatherings. k Reply

    April

    November 10, 2008

    To make easy steel cut oats, boil 4 cup water in a medium sauce pan. Add 1 cups oats. Turn off burner and cover pan with tight fitting lid. Leave on stove over night, and in the morning, you have perfect oatmeal. If you add raisins or some other dried fruit, it sweet enough that you don't need to add any sweetener. I often add cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and cardamom. I love spice in my oatmeal! :) Reply

    Yummy

    November 11, 2008

    Here's how I make steel cut oats: 2 cups H20 2 cups milk (I've heard people do this with fruit juice tho) Both in a saucepan. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, vanilla (1 tsp or so). Heat to just boiling Add 2 cups oats, raisins (I just eyeball until I think enough is in there), dried cranberries, sultanas, nuts. Reduce heat and cook it for, I don't know, until it looks "right" to me (pretty much when most of the liquid is absorbed) Turn off the heat. Put the lid on. Let it sit overnight. We, DH & I find it makes enough for 4 or 5 days. We heat it and sweeten it before we eat in the morning. It's kind of like having dessert for breakfast. Reply

    Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound

    November 24, 2008

    Another great recipe! I added a little vanilla. I'm amazed at how filling this small portion can be. Reply

    LC

    October 20, 2012

    Another delicious oatmeal recipe, thank you! I accidentally put in 1 tsp of cinnamon; the cinnamon taste was a bit strong, but I'll remember for next time. Now I can alternate this with the banana chocolate chip oatmeal! Reply