I haven't posted anything in over a week, I can't believe it! I must be honest though, I was going through a baking/blogging rut.......I haven't felt like my blog is as good as all the other amazing blogs that I look at, or that my pictures have been good enough to post for you, so I haven't posted anything. I know it just takes practice, practice, and more practice, and someday my blog will look like the blogs on foodgawker! I am hoping to get a new camera for Christmas, that is on the top of my wish list! On top of being in that short baking rut, I have also been super busy with school. This semester sure is kicking my butt, I am counting the weeks until it is over!
Anyway, I can now say that I am officially back into baking mode and I am super excited to get started on all the holiday baking! I have bookmarked so many recipes lately and I am ready to get moving! Woo Hoo!
Now, what I have for you is a recipe for a delicious and delightfully decadant, yet healthy breakfast that is just perfect for these brisk fall mornings and will be great for the upcoming chilly winter mornings, and that is this Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal. It is filled with hearty oats, pumpkin puree, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. Although it takes a little longer to prepare then a bowl of cereal or toast, it is very simple to make and it is totally worth getting up a few minutes early just to make it! This is totally a comfort food breakfast, it has the perfect hint of sweetness and spice, it is comforting, filling, and satisfying. It has a wonderful pumpkin flavor and the spices will warm you right up from the inside out and keep you nice and cozy. If you are a lover of pumpkin, then be sure to give this a try!
Isn't that color just gorgeous? And I love how you can see the lovely specks of the spices!
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal: (adapted from Chocolate and Tea)
-1 1/2 cups soy or almond milk or regular millk
-1 cup pumpkin puree
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon ginger (I omitted this)
-1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
-1 cup rolled oats
-2 tablespoons brown sugar
In a large saucepan, whisk together the milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and spices over medium heat. When it starts to boil, add the oats and cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oats are soft and the liquid has been absorbed. Sprinkle with desired amount of brown sugar and enjoy!