This recipe came to fruition as such:
Due to working on some future blog posts, I was baking a pumpkin pie at 11 in the morning. I realized I hadn’t had breakfast. I made some oatmeal. I threw dried cranberries in it. I had leftover pumpkin puree, and I decided to add a giant spoonful to my oatmeal.
As far as inspiring cooking stories go, in the grand cannon, this one lands way down on any list.
At least it tastes great! I can assure you of that.
Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal
– 1 cup milk or water
– 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
– 1 generous tablespoon pumpkin puree
– 1/4 cup dried cranberries
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– Additional sweetener, as desired
Before We Get Started…
-Adjust ingredients as needed to create additional servings. (I’m stating the obvious here, right? Ha!)
1.) Bring milk or water and cinnamon to a boil. Add oats and cranberries and simmer on low for 5 – 7 minutes or until oats are cooked through. Remove from heat.
2.) Add pumpkin puree and mix with oatmeal. Add sweetener, if desired.
3.) Serve immediately.