may be started the night before--see below italicized tips
1 cup water
pinch of salt
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (*or steel-cut or substitutions below)
1/2 cup canned pumpkin + 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (*see variation)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or almond)
Place the water and salt in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil.
Add the oats.
Cook until most of the water is absorbed.
Add the remaining ingredients.
Continue cooking until the oats are done.
For a faster breakfast in the morning, start preparation the night before: boil the water and salt in a saucepan. turn off the heat and add the stell-cut oats. Cover the saucepan and leave overnight. In the morning, add the remaining ingredients and cook until the oats are done.
*Use the following substitutions to enhance/alter your recipe. Have FUN!
-Instead of oats, you may substitute quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, barley or oat groats
-Adding fruit, in any combination, works well with this recipe.
-Applesauce + cinnamon may be substituted for the pumpkin + pumpkin pie spice
-Almond extract may be substituted for vanilla, depending on personal preference.
-Add slivered almonds or chopped walnuts if you like.
- See more at: http://www.theliveandbewellcoach.com/pumpkin-pie-oatmeal-1#sthash.Ahj5tY89.dpuf