Monday, April 14, 2008

Breakfast du Jour

Tomorrow, I am going to teach myself how to upload photos, but for tonight I'm just going to post the recipe for my new favourite breakfast (Edit: photos are added!). I was inspired by the lovely Chocolate Covered Vegan's recipe for a rice pudding that uses oatmeal instead of rice. Intrigued, I dove into my massive bag of oats and came up with this sweet and filling concoction. Seriously, one bowl of these voluminous oats can keep me satisfied for 5 hours! Now that's a breakfast one can love! The dominant taste in this oatmeal will be banana- I like pumpkin but not when it's too prominent. I use it mostly to give a wonderful golden orange color and also to add some more nutrients.

Pumpkin-Banana Oatmeal Pudding

1 cup water
pinch of salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
scant 1/3 cup pumpkin
1 cup milk of your choice
2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1 banana, mashed

(1) In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add salt and oats and simmer until oats are cooked.
(2) Stir pumpkin into oats until well combined. Then toss in milk, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer until pudding has started to thicken, about 20 minutes.
(3) Mix in the mashed banana. Spoon oatmeal into a bowl and top with raisins and additional brown sugar, if desired. Or eat it with a big scoop of peanut butter like I do :) Makes one generous portion.

PS- I'm going to be really excited if the link to CCV's blog actually works. Yes, I'm easily impressed.


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

It works, it works! See, you are better at computer stuff than you thought ;o).

And you better believe that the first chance I get, I'm going to the grocery store to pick up some pumpkin so I can make your yummy-sounding version of this oatmeal breakfast!

linds said...

haha I clicked and reclicked on my link because I was so excited that it worked...I even added in a pic, I have a few more to add as well :) I'm so proud of myself lol. Maybe I'm on par with your calculator-handling grandma now :)

VeggieGirl said...

Always lovely to start the day with a warm bowl of oatmeal :0)

Thank you for your comment on my blog; and I'm glad to see that you have a blog now, as well!! I will definitely be a regular reader :0)

glidingcalm said...

yum! i love pumpkin oatmeal!

ashley said...

It is so funny that you commented on my blog, because I was just all over yours this afternoon!

THIS breakfast is my favorite! And when you look at all of the great ingredients, you're getting so many nutrients!

I love your blog- I'll be back!

linds said...

Aww thanks veggiegirl, I love your blog and am so happy that you'll be following mine :)

ashley- I have been all over your blog!! Glad to hear from you :)