Creamy Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal

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pumpkin cranberry oatmeal Cold mornings call for hot breakfasts. Since it’s been a really long time since I’ve shared a new oatmeal recipe, I thought I’d post a recent favorite I’ve been enjoying now that it’s cranberry season. This is packed with filling fiber and protein to keep you satisfied all morning and boasts a hefty dose of vitamins A and C, plus some omega-3s in the flax.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1/4 tsp each cinnamon, clove, ginger)
  • 1/4 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c cranberries, rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c liquid egg whites (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Bring water to a boil in a small sauce pot.
  2. Add oats, flax, spices, pumpkin, and cranberry. Stir well and lower heat to medium-low.
  3. Allow to cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pan, until almost all liquid has been absorbed.
  4. Mix in vanilla and allow to cook another minute before adding the egg white, if using.
  5. Stir vigorously for 4 or 5 minutes until oats are fluffy. Cover and turn off heat. Allow to sit about 5 minutes before pouring into a bowl.
  6. Enjoy warm and topped with your favorite toppings sauce as cranberry sauce and/or nut butter.

What’s your favorite breakfast these days? 

 

7 thoughts on “Creamy Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal

    Ameena said:
    November 13, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Lately I’ve been eating Chex out of a ziploc bag as I run to work. This is a far better alternative!

    What I Ate Wednesday #137 | Keeping It Real Food said:
    November 20, 2013 at 10:36 am

    […] Pumpkin cranberry oatmeal again—it’s my current […]

    […] Oatmeal with ground flax and chopped apple cooked in, topped with some PB or almond butter. Or this. […]

    What I Ate Wednesday #138 | Keeping It Real Food said:
    November 27, 2013 at 10:45 am

    […] Eaten at home for a change! Still not sick of these pumpkin cranberry oats–especially topped with PB & cranberry […]

    […] Made some pumpkin cranberry oatmeal at my parents’…and poured it into a too-small bowl. […]

    […] Oatmeal with ground flax and chopped apple cooked in, topped with some PB or almond butter. Or this. […]

    2013 in Review | Keeping It Real Food said:
    December 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    […] #136: A relaxing Sunday involving pumpkin cranberry oatmeal and langostino mac & cheese, among other […]

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