Microwave Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
I think I’ve mentioned making pumpkin pie oatmeal several times over the last year or so, and every time I have a bunch of people practically beg for the recipe. So why has it taken me so long to post this recipe? I wish I had a good excuse, like that the dog ate my blog post or aliens invaded my town and stole all the oatmeal, but we would all know that’s a lie. My dog doesn’t like eating and aliens hate oatmeal.
To make it worse, this recipe is not fancy or complicated at all. You don’t need to use your oven or pots. In fact, you don’t even need to make a trip to the grocery store to buy an expensive specialty ingredient that you’ll only use once before it languishes in the back of your pantry.
Will you ever be able to forgive me? Perhaps some Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal would help win you back…
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Makes 1 serving
1/3 cup oats
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
1 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
dash of cinnamon, cloves, and allspice
dried cranberries (optional)
chopped pecans (optional)
Measure all of the ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl and stir just until combined. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, or until desired consistency. Top with more pecans and dried cranberries, if desired. Serve immediately.