Friday, December 17, 2010

Pumpkin Caramel Oats

Caramel pumpkin oats

I know, I know.  I'm breaking my self-declared blogging hiatus.  But this breakfast was too good to keep all to myself.

This was an oat-alicious breakfast of moderation.  After doling out about 1/3 cup of oat bran, 1/3 cup of oat meal, and two heaping spoonfuls of pumpkin puree into a mug, I stirred in just a smidge of each of the following:
  • cinnamon 
  • vanilla extract
  • vanilla protein powder
  • sugar free caramel flavor (the kind you put in coffee)
  • caramel macchiato creamer
  • raisins
Then I microwaved the whole mess for just over a minute (until the concoction began to bubble and threaten to overflow the the mug), removed, stirred again, and sprinkled a bit of coconut shavings over the top.

All I can say is yum.  And it was so easy, with no measuring tools required.  Use your eyeballs and your tummy's intuition and you'll be good to go.



  1. Ummmm ... wow. My mouth is watering and my stomach is growling now! :)

  2. cyclicalunemploymentDecember 22, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    this is such a great idea! very creative/delicious!Katherine

  3. How did you know I have a half used can of pumpkin puree in my fridge and was just wondering what to eat for lunch?? Thank you for the idea!!

  4. Lindsay and James CoDecember 30, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    oh I wish I would have seen this before Christmas! My dad would have loved to get his hands on this dish. Caramel.....good!LC


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