Yes, it is that time of year again. I can’t believe it is already the third year that my father and I have put on ridiculous costumes, looked at each other and laughed hysterically, and then attempted to cook something together.
Given my great pumpkin harvest at the orchard a few weeks back, I had pumpkins galore to work with. This pumpkin pie porridge was something I had been thinking about making for a while. There is something so warming about the sweet scents of a pumpkin pie baking in the oven. The warmth of those fiery, tummy warming spices combined with a little sweetness just soothes you right down to soul and goodness knows we all needed a little of that around these parts.
Oats are a breakfast of champions. They have a phytonutrient in them that actually serves to feed the nervous system. Oat straw, same plant, different part, is often found in nervous system calming herbal remedies. We are loving our oats.
So combine that with the goodness of these spices and you have a winning combo.
There are so many recipes that call for Pumpkin Pie Spice that I thought it would rather helpful just to offer you the ratios so you mix up your own blend and have it on hand. You can add it to your favourite ice cream, tea, soup, warm smoothie, muffins, cakes, breads and of course your porridge and pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
2 parts cinnamon
1 part dried ginger
1 part nutmeg
1 part clove
1 part allspice (optional)
- Grind all your spices down fine and store in a sealed glass jar in a cool, dark place.
And if you want to give this pumpkin porridge a try, the simplest version of the recipe follows. Know that you can add any toppings or sweetener of your choice or if you want, make it a Super Powered Oatmeal
Pumpkin Pie Porridge
(make 2 servings)
1 cup, whole rolled oats
2 cups water
1/2 cup grated pumpkin or pumpkin puree
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
2-3 Tbs dried fruit of choice
- Add all ingredients to a pot
- Bring to a boil
- Reduce to simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes until oats are soft.
- Remove from heat, stir well and add your fave toppings such as coconut oil, maple syrup and pumpkin seeds.
Question Of The Day: What is your favourite pumpkin dish?
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