We had some pie pumpkins from Halloween and Thanksgiving that I wanted to use up. I popped them in the Instant Pot for 20 minutes. They came out easy to peel and easy to purée. That purée was used to make a few pumpkin dishes, but I think this oatmeal was my favorite.
The pumpkin and butter are flavorful. The flax seed adds extra protein. It’s easy to add water if you prefer a different consistency. I hope you like it as much I as I do. This recipe makes 2-3 servings.
– 1 cup quick oats
– 1 cup water
– 1 cup pumpkin puree
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 2 Tbls butter
– 2 Tbls flax seed
– 1 Tbls cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp salt
1. Mix all ingredients in a medium pan over medium heat.
2. Stirring frequently bring the mixture to a boil.
3. Top with raisins, chopped nuts or maple syrup. Serve and enjoy!