Oats 4 Ways Including Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with Cranberries - Juggling Real Food and Real Life
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups thick-cut rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey or Maple Syrup (More or less to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (Not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  1. Bring 4 cups water and ¼ salt to a boil.
  2. Add rolled oats and stir.
  3. Add in honey or maple syrup and stir.
  4. Add in cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, and cranberries.
  5. Stir again making sure spices are spread throughout the mixture.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 - 20 minutes.  Time will depend on your stove and your desired consistency.
  7. Stir occasionally.  I usually stir as I pass through the room grabbing book bags, finishing my daughters hair......juggling all of my morning duties.
  8. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes.  This is where I grab the bowls and call the kids to the table.
  9. Top with butter and milk or cream.
  10. Add additional sweetener as desired.
We recommend organic ingredients when available.
This was plenty sweet for me just as I made it, but your tastes may differ, especially if you are just at the beginning of cutting out processed sugar.
Recipe by Juggling Real Food and Real Life at https://jugglingrealfoodandreallife.com/2013/11/oats-4-ways-including-pumpkin-spice.html