A quick and easy breakfast doesn’t have to be boring or unhealthy. Make this oatmeal with nutritious pumpkin or butternut squash puree.
Tip: You can make your own butternut squash puree. Peel, trim and cut up butternut squash. Steam in a steamer basket or microwave. Drain in a colander and puree in a food processor until creamy.
Get the recipe for this hearty oatmeal.
Total time:13 minutes
Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time:3 minutes
Recipe serves: 2 people
- 1 cup nonfat (skim) milk
- 1/4 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin or butternut squash puree
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- Dried fruit and nuts (optional)
- Pure maple syrup, for serving
- In a small saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla, and spice.
- Bring to a gentle boil and stir in the oatmeal.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, until the oatmeal is soft and creamy.
- Spoon the oatmeal into bowls, sprinkle with dried fruit and nuts, if you like, and serve
warm with maple syrup.
Editor's Note: This video_recipe was originally published on , and was last reviewed on .
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