a bowl of hot breakfast cereal, mixed with pumpkin puree and topped with a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds
Breakfast

A Sweet Breakfast Treat

This may be as close as you can get to eating a rich pumpkin pie, straight out of the oven, for breakfast ... without actually eating a pumpkin pie for breakfast. All the ingredients are there: healthy and creamy pumpkin puree, loaded with vitamins A, C and E; cinnamon, honey and spice; even a form of crust in the guise of good-for-you oatmeal, proven to lower cholesterol. Think of it as a morning crumble--and try to not crave a scoop of ice cream on top.  

Prep Instructions

  • Yield: 8 portions                                              
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes  
  • Cooking Time: 7 minutes                               
  • Total Time: 10 minutes  

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 4 1/2 cups 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place oatmeal in a saucepan with the milk and let it rest for 5 minutes. Bring the milk to a rapid simmer, add spices and honey, and lower the heat. Whisk until almost thick, add the pumpkin puree, and cook through. Serve and sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds.  

Nutritional Data

Calories: 148
Fat: 3.86 g
Saturated Fat: 1.27 g
Cholesterol: 6.86 mg
Sodium: 61.61 mg
Carbohydrates: 21.74 g
Fiber: 2.24 g
Sugars: 10.77 g
Protein: 7.45 g