Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Decadent Pumpkin Oatmeal



For our outdoor breakfast, I used a black polka dot topper, my pumpkin bowls and black towels as napkins.  How about some chai tea to go along with the oatmeal?



 My centerpiece is a vintage-looking pumpkin head character from Tuesday Morning.  The bicycle is a cute find that my dear friend bought at Big Lots.  The little fella in the front basket is from Dollar Tree.  The ghost and pumpkin are from years ago. 
This is sooooo good!!!
I LOVE oatmeal and eat it year round, but recently I saw a pumpkin version done in the slow cooker on thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/,   I always make mine in the microwave and oh my, is this ever good for the Fall.  Now what makes this DECADENT, you ask?  Here's the secret......a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!!!  I learned of this treat years ago from a friend and it just melts right into the hot oatmeal and you don't need any sweetener.  I use sugar-free ice cream or frozen yogurt on mine.   It may just change how you feel about oatmeal.  I made this for our son that's still recuperating from surgery and he said, "How could something so simple taste so good?"  I hope you try it!

For 1 serving:

1/3 cup old fashioned oats
2 T. canned pumpkin (a good way to use some of that leftover pumpkin from other recipes!)
1/4 t. pumpkin pie spice or a dash of cinnamon and a little nutmeg
2/3 cup water

Put all ingredients together into a microwave-safe bowl, stir together and then microwave for about 2 minutes (depending on your wattage).  Stir again and top with a scoop of ice cream!  Enjoy!!

                                                                I am sharing this with:

                                                                 Mix It Up Monday!
                                                                On the Menu Monday

28 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try it! Sorry I have not been in touch, but Joe's mom passed away, so we had a double whammie.
    xxoo Debbie

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  2. This sounds like a great way to use up that pesky left over ice cream! You know I'd be the first at the table:@)

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  3. I am going to have to try pumpkin oatmeal and I will definitely be adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    I love he witchy character on the bike.:-)

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  4. I eat oatmeal every single day m-f.. I am trying this!!! It sounds so wonderful. I could even make this saturday morning. I have oatmeal, pumpkin and ice cream,. Love your sweet bike with the cool guy on it.. how clever you put it all together. xo marlis

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  5. I am going to try the pumpkin oatmeal, it sounds really good. Love the Pumpkin Man on the bike. Very cute table. xo

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  6. Oh my goodness, Kitty - you always have the BEST recipes! I love oatmeal and pumpkin, so I'll be trying this one for sure. Love that it's single serving and microwaveable.

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  7. Kitty~ I would say this would DEFINITELY change how I feel about oatmeal!! I will have to try it! Love your bicycling pumpkin character :)

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  8. Cute table...love the scoop of ice cream on oatmeal, Kitty!

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  9. Ice cream?!??!! On oatmeal?!??!!! You're trying to brainwash all the kids in America into thinking oatmeal is good, aren't you? Good thinking! Way to go! I personally like oatmeal, but everything's better with ice cream! I love your centerpiece!!! The bike is really cute, and the little pumpkin head man is rockin'. Or is that a girl? Maybe it's a metrosexual guy. Who knows? Anyway, it's cute!

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  10. I love your bike and pumpkin guy! Pottery Barn has a bike that looks almost the same and I've been thinking about it. I actually love oatmeal, but with ice cream it would be irresistible! Linda

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  11. Well, I want to make it, especially if I could have the decadent oatmeal in those great bowls! I have never heard of ice cream on oatmeal, and like you I like oatmeal -- sometimes it just tastes so good. Joni

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  12. What an adorable centerpiece! I love the bike and the vintage looking pumpkin head piece! Too cute! The oatmeal recipe sounds so good and with ice cream how can you go wrong!

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  13. Kitty, this oatmeal recipe sounds out of this world good. I'm going to have to try it. I make it five days a week for Jim and I eat it occasionally. Got to say I love the tablescape. The bike with the witch is so cute, and those witchy stockings just adorable. Great post!

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  14. Oh YUMMYYYYYYY...........hey darling Kitty, must you make me drool over this way great decadent oatmeal?? I love the centerpiece, it's so adorable, the guy with the little bike!! too darn cute! Thnaks for the recipe and for your lovely and kind visit. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing your creative idea using my recipe as a springboard! I'm thinking...'Why didn't I think of that???" I love oatmeal in any shape or form, but I do declare, I have not had it with
    ice cream...yet! That's about to change. ;-} Your tablescape is just
    adorable. How loved your family must feel to be treated so special....everything so lovely at your table. Sure would LOVE to come over so we could share a bowl of oatmeal and ice cream. And oh - I am WILD about chai too! Sounds like the perfect combo. I have recently made a dry chai mix...will try to remember to let you know when I share it. Big Hugs to you Friend. XO

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  16. Definitely going to have to try the pumpkin oatmeal...sounds yummy! Love the centerpiece. Happy Halloween!

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  17. Decadent times too! ;) Lovely table setting.

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  18. Hi Kitty! How fun to visit your blog today! I eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning, and it has really helped bring my cholesterol down [the Dr. has me cut my Lipitor pill in half now]. I try to add blueberries or strawberries for variety, and now thanks to your post I'm very eager to add pumpkin. I never would have thought of that. You have a lovely blog! ~ Phyllis

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  19. I'm going to try the pumpkin oatmeal. It sounds so good and I love anything with pumpkin. Thank you for the recipe and your decorations are just too cute.
    ~Clara

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  20. Hi Kitty,
    Just precious table! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  21. I love your tablescape--those pumpkin bowls and the black napkins are lovely together with your wonderful bicycle and pumpkin and ghost figures. It was so nice to hear from you at my blog--let me know how you like the apple salad! My garden is winding down for the season--we've got lots of rain for the next few days here, and cooler temperatures--perfect for food like your decadent oatmeal!

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  22. Wow! What a great idea. I love oatmeal and am looking forward to trying this variation!

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  23. This makes me drool! What a wonderful way to eat oatmeal! Delicious!!!!
    Thanks for bringing breakfast... and a fabulous breakfast to ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  24. I can't wait to try this, Kitty! Tomorrow morning!

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  25. Oh, my, ice cream on top! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  26. Love that centerpiece, too cute!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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  27. Oh .. going to try this.. I love Oatmeal. When I was a kid I ate Oatmeal for dinner because I didn't eat meat. I love meat now but still try every Oatmeal recipe I can find !

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