The Nutrition Rundown: A bowl of this well-rounded breakfast treat is full of beta-carotene (aka vitamin A found in orange fruits and vegetables), and it boasts plenty of cholesterol-lowering, satisfying soluble fiber from apples, pumpkin, and oats.
Pumpkin Apple Oatmeal
3 cups water
1 ½ cups rolled oats (or use steel cut and increase cooking time)
½ cup cooked or canned pumpkin puree
1 apple, chopped
¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 Tbs cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup raw almonds, chopped
¼ cup raisins
- Bring water to a boil. Add oats and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring frequently, ~5 minutes or until oatmeal begins to thicken.
- Add pumpkin, apple slices, applesauce and spices. Turn heat to low and simmer another 10 minutes, stirring often.
- When oats are desired consistency and apples begin to soften, remove from heat. Stir in almonds and raisins.
- Serve warm as is or drizzled with honey.
|Nutrition Facts without added honey|