Pumpkins go with Autumn like hotdogs go with the Fourth of July! As soon as September hits everyone is pumpkin spicing everything; I blame Starbucks for firing up the trend with their Pumpkin Spice Latte. I'm not typically big on consuming all these pumpkin products unless its a fresh, homemade pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving!
However, this October I did find myself interested in trying out more pumpkin foods and beverages than usual. I think it was because the start of Autumn felt like summer still (in Philadelphia at least). Anyways, during this period of time when I wanted to eat pumpkin food I came up of a brilliant idea of making pumpkin oatmeal.
I actually made it twice and while it turned out well both times, the second time I was able to have all the ingredients needed to make it how I originally intended to have it. Check out the photos and recipe below!
Begin with adding 1/2 cup of quaker oats to your pot along with 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree, 1 Tsp brown sugar, and 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk.
While oats come to a boil add some raw pumpkin seeds and pecan to pan to toast.
Once Oats boil remove lid, turn down heat to 2-3 and let simmer (stirring occasionally) for a few minutes or until oatmeal reaches your desired consistency.
Serve Oatmeal into your bowl and add toasted pumpkin seeds and pecan as its topping.