|The perfect way to warm up on cool Fall mornings:|
I doubled the cinnamon of the original recipe and added a bit of cardamom and freshly grated nutmeg to up the spice quotient a bit. I also added maple syrup to the baking liquid, along with a bit of brown sugar for a touch of sweetness. Add in some golden raisins and chopped pecans for a bit of texture, and you've got a fantastic Fall breakfast on your hands! This hearty dish serves approximately six people.
adapted from Food Network's website
Step 1: Combine the following ingredients in a 4-cup measuring cup: 2 cups vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, 1 tbs. vanilla, and 1.5 cups water. Pour into a large pot and place over high heat. Slowly whisk in a 14-ounce can of pure pumpkin (not pie filling!) and 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, until the pumpkin is fully incorporated and bring the mixture to a boil.
Step 2: Add 1/2 cup golden raisins, 1/3 cup chopped pecans and 2 tbs. butter; stir to combine. Add 2 cups quick-cook oats (not instant...), 1 tsp. Vietnamese high-oil cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom, and 5-6 grates of fresh nutmeg. Lower the heat to med-low and cook uncovered for about 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until the oatmeal is thickened and completely cooked.
Step 3: Let the oatmeal cool for about five minutes so it can continue to thicken a bit. Spoon the oatmeal into bowls. Top each serving with a pat of butter, some chopped glazed pecans, and a drizzle of maple syrup. Eat and enjoy!
This oatmeal is fabulous...it tastes like pumpkin pie, but it's much healthier! It's sweet -- but not TOO sweet -- homey, and satisfying. The recipe says leftovers refrigerate and reheat well. I can definitely see myself making up a batch of this on Sundays in the fall months and packing individual plastic containers to take to work for breakfast during the week.
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