Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with all the toppings!
Fresh pumpkin makes his extra special. Roast a peanut pumpkin, Speckled Hound, Long Island Cheese or Hubbard. Or open up a can. Just make sure there’s real pumpkin. Substitute a gingerbread or pumpkin pie spice blend for all of the spices to save time.
- 1 cup fresh pumpkin purée
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 3 tbs maple or brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp ground all spice
- Pinch of salt
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 cup pepitas, toasted
- 1/2 cup walnut halves, toasted and chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped, candied ginger
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
Make cider reduction: Boil cider over med-high heat until reduced to 1/2 cup. Stir in vinegar.
Make topping: stir together pepitas, walnuts and ginger. If the ginger is sticking in clumps, break it apart and mix into nuts with your fingers.
Make oatmeal. Mix together all ingredients in a 2-3 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over med-high heat and cook until beginning to thicken, about 4-5 minutes total. Reduce heat to low and thicken to desired consistency.
Serve oatmeal topped with nuts and ginger and drizzled with syrup.