Pumpkin Oatmeal

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 (14-ounce) can pumpkin puree (the unseasoned kind)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, or water
  • 2 tablespoons raisins (golden or regular)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice OR 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom plus 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal (not the instant kind)
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Honey or maple sugar, for serving
  • Heavy cream, for serving
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Pumpkin pie is one of my most favorite American desserts - it's so comforting, so clearly connected to that most wonderful time of year, Thanksgiving, where no matter what race or religion, families and friends gather to celebrate how grateful they are for each other. What better way to start your day?

  • In large saucepan over high heat, combine the pumpkin puree, water, milk, raisins, salt, and pumpkin pie spice (alternative spices). Bring to a boil.

  • Add the oatmeal. Turn the heat down and cook according to your oatmeal instructions; mine usually takes about 15 minutes. Stir often.

  • Meanwhile, in a small cast iron skillet over medium heat, toast the pepitas until they're fragrant and a gentle golden brown, about 10 minutes.

  • Once the oatmeal is cooked (each grain should be tender), serve with honey or maple sugar on the side, pepitas to sprinkle on top, and cream if people like it more like porridge.


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This was a tasty breakfast.  I added a lot more raisins at the table.  Two tablespoons didn't suffice.  Roasted pecans added both protein and flavor.  We added maple syrup because we didn't have maple sugar and it was great.  This recipe was easy and wholesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also like this because it is low sugar, and each person can add sweeter to taste. Suggestion: if you use the alternative spices, add 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp. ground ginger. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you for this! I very much dislike recipes loaded with sugar, so this one fits great in my recipe box. I could see how for some it may be bland, but the great part about this recipe is that in the end, each person adds honey, maple syrup, etc., to their liking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Smooth and creamy with just the perfect blend of spices. Not too overpowering, just good. I toasted walnuts and finely chopped a honey crisp apple to sprinkle on the top. YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I love that it is so healthy, hearty, and delicious at the same time. I have made this at least 5 times. The recipe makes 4 very large portions. I add currents instead of raisins. The ground cardamon is the secret ingredient. I always serve this with high quality maple syrup and toasted pecans. My kids love it because I tell them I am serving pumpkin pie for breakfast! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this and the texture is spot on but it does need a few tweaks. Several posters commented it was bland. When a food is bland, you don't add sugar. You either add salt and/or spice. I upped the cinnamon considerably and added allspice, clove and did use the called for cardamon. But the biggest difference was I added more SALT. Salt helps food to taste the way you are thinking they should taste. It complements the flavor. Not much is needed but 1/4 tsp for this size pot is not enough and it would indeed taste bland. I'm upping it to 3/4 teaspoon but it might need 1 full tsp. I also drizzled a teaspoon of maple syrup on my bowl and added 3 crumbled walnut halves. Delicsious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this oatmeal! I half the recipe, but it always turns out! I use plain cinnamon instead of the pie spice, I like it better that way=) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I halved the recipe, doubled the raisins and pie spice (alternatives), added a TBSP of maple syrup, topped with pecans and ground flax as well as the pepitas and it was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, especially if you wait for it to cool a bit. A little sweetener (honey, maple syrup, etc.) makes it even better, although the raisins do add some sweetness. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very bland. I added about a 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup. I had only made half the recipe. It was delicious and made the house smell great too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really, really bland before I doctored it up with about 2tsp brown sugar and sprinkles of cinnamon. After that it tasted GREAT, but since I had to spend so much extra time trying to fix it, I only gave it three stars. I also halved the recipe since it made so much! For future reference, I would doctor up the mixture before adding any oats in. I will definitely save this recipe, though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really good, but added some brown sugar to the pot, as it seemed bland. The sugar helped bring out the terrific pumpkin flavor. I didn't have pumpkin pie spice, so used her other recommendation, but wouldn't do that next time. Will be sure to have pumpkin pie spice on hand. I chopped up roasted pecans for crunch and next time will add some diced sautéed pear or apple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
wonderful fall treat for breakfast or any meal. I made this with a pumpkin from my CSA. Added a handful of chopped walnuts (didn't have time to mess with the pumpkin seeds. Also added a tsp of vanilla. Will be having this for breakfast every day this week! Thanks for sharing this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it exactly as directed but skipped the pepitas. I found it pretty tasteless until I doctored it up with agave maple syrup, extra pumpkin spice and extra cinnamon and cloves. VERY filling and a soupy texture. It was delicious but,since I had to do so much doctoring, I gave it 3 stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fantastic and easy to make! My husband loved it! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this for all the reasons stated by others. I make a big pot and keep it in the frig for breakfast all week. I do think it comes out a little soup form my taste so I add 1/2c more of oatmeal and it comes out more to my liking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, as others have said. Just wanted to share that since I didn't have ground cardamom, I cracked two green cardamom pods and put them in a tea ball to cook with everything else. Worked pretty well, though I may increase to three next time. I don't like the texture of pumpkin pie, though I like the flavor, so this is a winner. Even my non-clove-liking husband declared this tasty! It feels like a really decadent twist to morning oatmeal, but no less nutritious. Thanks, Aarti!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, rich (not too much though and very satisfying. I didn't have Almond milk but the 2% cows milk I had worked out perfectly along with the pumpkin puree I had placed in the freezer from the holidays. This is easy enough that I plan to fix it next time we go camping, and I know our group will love it too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great way to kick start the New Year! After eating rather poorly over the holidays, it was great to have a nice, healthy breakfast again. I used the almond milk not only to cook the oatmeal, but also to thin it out along with splenda rather than honey or maple sugar. My intentions were to use steel-cut oatmeal, but I only had about 1 1/3 cup left so I had to also throw in some quick-cooking oats. I threw it in the crock pot overnight and you couldn't tell the difference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best oatmeal ever--bar none. I didn't have pumpkin seeds so used toasted, candied pecans and also added some craisins. MMMMMM good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe exactly as written and liked it. This time, I used 2 cups 1% milk and 2 cups water, and steel cut oats. I don't want to always buy almond milk, so I wanted to try this. It's great. I also prefer steel cut, and I'm happy to say they worked just fine in this recipe. I used only golden raisins to sweeten. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe so much I've made it 3 times in the last few weeks.Tasty and healthy and EASY to make! The equal proportions of milk product, water, and oats make this recipe super easy to adapt for larger or smaller portions (although why you would want to make less, I don't rightly know since it keeps in the fridge beautifully! One addition I made that is completely optional is wheatberries- I liked the additional texture they gave the hot breakfast. I know it can be made the morning of, but I enjoyed putting all the ingredients in a crock pot Friday night on the low setting and waking up Saturday morning to a warm spicy aroma : I do admit I doubled the spices to get it up to the level that I enjoy so play with it for your tastes! Besides the cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, I added nutmeg, allspice, and a little black pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! Prepared this morning and have enough left over for breakfast tomorrow morning. Will definitely be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe! Now that it is fall, soon will be time to make this again. I love that you can make it and it can last for the week. I add a tad more spice, dried cranberries or cherries, use steel cut oats and when serving top it off with the roasted pepitas, honey and a little milk or half and half. Great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely terrible! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an exellent recipe. I made it for my family this morning and they all had a second helping. My husband couldn't stop telling me how much he enjoyed this oatmeal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish! I used steel-cut oats, which required longer cooking time, but low and slow with frequent stirring worked just fine. I substituted coconut Silk for the almond (just because I had it on hand and upped the salt and spices a little. A little real maple syrup or agave nectar at the end, and I'm a happy camper! (Hmmmmmm, camping.... think I'll go tweak this into a more packable recipe for this weekend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good. Oatmeal has been in my breakfast menu routine for years but I never heard of making it with pumpkin before. I will probably make it again sometime but will also still make oatmeal the old way (plain with molasses or brown suar) too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is SOOOOOOO good! I'm not crazy about cooked raisins, so I substituted dried cranberries the next time I made it; equally fabulous! I substituted unsweetened coconut milk for the almond milk another time, and the almond milk is better. :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used whole grain Irish oatmeal, & modified the recipe for fear the grains wouldn't cook enough if I added the pumpkin at the beginning. So I cooked the oatmeal up as the package suggests only, just to al dente. Then I added the pumpkin & other ingredients. My oatmeal was a bit runny before adding the pumpkin; it just wouldn't thicken up after cooking for 10 more minutes so I added a couple of eggs (whisking them in quickly off the burner one at a time, then stirring with a whisk while simmering for 2 min.) This is a trick I learned from a porridge recipe I love; it adds more protein and staying power to the oatmeal. Also I used the pumpkin pie spice but still needed more cinnamon, & added butter extract & almond extract for more flavor plus used splenda brown to sweeten it. Skipped raisins & pepitas, but used toasted walnuts. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious. I told my husband I can now open up a B & B because I could serve this for breakfast! I tell everyone about how good it is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderful! I used 4 cups of skim milk instead of the water and almond milk. Turned out creamy and a little healthier. I've made this twice now and plan to make it again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will never ever eat instant oatmeal packets again. This is the best thing I've made in a long time! YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Aarti, this was such a great oatmeal! We did add more salt, which further enhanced the flavor. And, it is great leftover - definitely worth making big portions. Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a terrific recipe. I have made a batch every week since the episode aired and take a portion to work to microwave for breakfast. It keeps me going throughout the morning. It is delicious and the fragrance is lovely. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this!!! Helping my husband watch his cholesterol while making a comfort food breakfast is a perfect compromise. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love oatmeal and this was the bomb! I added the spices and some brown sugar as well as raisins. How cool is it to get your fiber, fruit and veggies all in one fell swoop! Aarti.........I love ya! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was a bit sceptical because I don't like Oatmeal/Porridge. Having said that I thought well oatmeal is good for you and so is pumpkin and maybe the pumpkin would make it edible. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I made the following variations: I am lactose intolerant so I used Non-fat Lactose free milk and as I used non-fat milk I used 4 cups of milk and omitted the water. I like my food spicy so I added 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp Garram Masala, I also added flax seeds. As with the other reviewers this really does heat up wonderfully for several days and saved me massive time in the morning as a result. I've used both raw sugar and dark brown sugar and both are fantastic. Thanks Aarti, you rock! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy! I never thought of using almond milk for making oatmeal and now I use this instead of water for cooking oatmeal (pumpkin or otherwise) - thanks, Aarti, for this unique idea. Recipe makes a lot, so for a one-person household, I had tons leftover. But it reheated easily so morning breakfast was fast to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Warm, comforting and sooooo delicious! I would definitely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this yesterday morning. I did add a little more pumpkin pie spice than the recipe called for but since I was at the end of that bottle it just may have been weaker than it should have been. Today the oatmeal is all gone. This made quite a bit and there are only three adults in this house. We couldn't stop eating it! It reheats in the Microwave very well. We tried it with honey, regular sugar and brown sugar and they were all great. I especially liked the flavor that came from using the almond milk. Took a while to cook, but definitely was an easy recipe to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you like pumpkin, which I do, this oatmeal was truly delicious. I didn't have almond milk so I used soy milk and added a splash of coconut milk. My girls loved it as much as I did. For them I smashed a banana in for sweetness and a little extra cinnamon. Next time I think I'm going to try adding some grated fresh ginger into the mix as well. Such a great way to add vitamin A to their diets. Healthy and yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was really easy to make and very tasty! It reminds me of a South Indian dish called payasam (great dessert). I definitely would make this oatmeal again...very comforting! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We used Aarti's spice combination rather than pumpkin pie spice - my husband loved it, I thought it was a bit strong and I'll try the pumpkin pie spice next time to see if it's a little more subtle, but overall we really enjoyed it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a really good comfort food breakfast. I topped with pecans and agave nectar and it is wonderful. A great way to sneak some veggies into your children's diet, my two year old gobbles it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best Oatmeal EVER. I don't like oatmeal and neither does my husband. It was beautifully orange and spicily fragrant. This made 6 generous servings so my husband and I had it yesterday, reheated it today, and will finish it off tomorrow! I bought Gluten Free Steel Cut Whole Grain Oats. I ground my whole cloves and whole green cardomom (without the shells. Oh, and I steamed a whole, small sugar pumpkin, then removed the skin and pureed it in my food processor. Next time I will use 1/8 teaspoon clove & 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (instead of 1/4 teaspoon clove to see if I like that flavor even better. I may add a few more golden raisins next time too (my husband likes a few more raisins. I took Aarti's suggestion and tried Maple Sugar as a garnish... love it! Also used almond milk as a garnish instead of cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! Thanks Aarti we loved this this morning. I added banana's, agave instead of honey and no cream. So delish. We are making a ton of your recipes because I homeschool my 3 girls and we are learning about India and having a blast with your recipes!!! Thank you so much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVED this recipe! I tried it using quick cooking steel-cut oats, because I love the nutty flavor and chewier texture. Absolutely delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so simple, comforting, delicious and delightful. It heats up well the next morning. I topped mine with heavy cream and ground candied almonds. Thanks, Aarti. I really love your show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy to make and very flavorful. We enjoyed it so much my mother in law asked for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Soooo delicious!!! I didn't have any raisins on hand though, so I substituted dried cranberries---so awesome!!! Also, I topped with cream and fresh grated nutmeg. Luv ya Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a wonderful way to start the day, with this delicious, comforting and healthful breakfast. It is very easy to make, and reheats beautifully with a little milk for those crazy work day mornings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to try this recipe although I used Bob's Red Mill Muesli in place of the oatmeal, for a more variet grain experience. It was stunning! I even put a link to this recipe on my blogspot, I was so impressed. This breakfast is homey, comforting and incredibly satisfying. Thank you so much,Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made the oatmeal for my breakfast for the week. It is delicious and will make it part of my morning routine. Love your show! I knew you were going to win, when Bobby Flay said he wanted to open a restaurant with you after one of your meals. I look forward to that. I love indian food but have a hard time trying to convince my friends that it is more than curry. Now they can see for themselves while watching you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous! My four young children even loved it! I took it to work the next day and reheated it. All it needed was a little water (or milk) and it was just like day 1. I also used lactose free milk, since I am lactose intolerant. Worked just fine with the recipe. Thanks Aarti!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow This is really good. I made it for my boyfriend who loves pumpkin pie. I was not expecting to enjoy this as much because oatmeal doesn't really excite me however, this one is rich, creamy and delicious. I used chopped pecans instead of pumpkin seeds because that was what I had on hand. I am excited about sharing this recipe w/ my sister who has 4 children. I know they'll love it and it is healthy for them. Thanks Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this oatmeal. I have made it twice already. I did not use any cream, and ended up using cinnamon and nutmeg since that's the spices I had. Cardamom and clove are wonderful though, I have to try it with that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very comforting. Feeling guilty about using cream, I topped the oatmeal with skim milk instead. The results was less than satisfying. I found that just a tablespoon of cream--with it's inherent sweetness--made a world of difference. So go for it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love Arti's show, and was looking forward to trying this delicious recipe. Made these modifications: used steel cut oats, and only made 1/2 the above recipe, added pinch of fresh ground nutmeg, 1 tablespoon molasses, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ginger. I also substituted craisins for raisins. Served with sliced apples lining the bowl. All the tastes of fall! Would take cardamon down by half next time, and might replace raisins with peeled small chopped apple (which is points free, for my fellow Weight Watcher cooks out there). item not reviewed by moderator and published
The BEST oatmeal EVER! I prefer using the separate spices rather than pumpkin spice mix. Always add a little extra cardamom. A magical flavor I've recently discovered thanks to Arti! Just love her program and am a new convert to Indian spices. EVERYTHING I've made from Arti's shows have been extraordinary............ item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used cardamom, cloves and cinnamon because I don't have a specific pumpkin spice mix. I liked this best when I added a little brown sugar and milk at the end. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Only thing...I added a lot more raisins...this has been a fantastic start to my new year of healthy eating...when breaking down into bowls for work, I top with a spoonful of brown sugar and melted butter...reheats WONDERFULLY! My break-friend at work loved it as well...THANKS! Aatri item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this recipe. My wife and I make it in batches and bring it to work all week. I adjusted some of the spices by reducing the amount of ground cloves, added 1/4 teaspon extra of salt and added a tablespoon of sugar. I like mine with honey and granola and my wife eats hers with just milk. This is a great recipe for the holiday season, but also throughout the year if you need a pumpkin fix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great breakfast! I had half a can leftover from making some cookies and so I halved the recipe. I also added quite a few cranberries since I absolutely love them. I want at least one cranberry for each bite. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO tasty! And Aarti was right - you can definitely make a huge pot of it and just warm it up every day. It tastes exactly like Pumpkin Pie and couldn't be more filling. Because we made it on Sunday and are eating it every morning, we're saving a ton of time on weekday mornings. Thanks Aarti! Your recipe is AWESOME! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So GOOD! I doubled the recipe and had extra on hand, like she suggested. I didn't have any raisins or pumpkin seeds so I did without and it was still AMAZING! Next time I'll make sure I have them on hand. Definitely a keeper. So warm and comforting on a cold winter morning! AND I had that can of pumpkin sitting in my pantry for so long...a win-win! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. Exactly what we needed this morning on this cold and dreary day. It's delicious, comforting and tasty!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm eating the most comforting food I have ever eaten. It is cold and snowy today but I am warm and toasty. The almond milk in this adds a silkiness that Is unbelievable! I had some chai spice blend that I used with the cinnamon. I added just a touch of brown sugar to mine. I'm sending this recipe to everyone I know! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness! I loved this oatmeal! Just had a big bowl while watching Aarti's vegetarian show from yesterday. Delicious and comforting! I had pumpkin pie spice but also added some cardamom just because. Sooo yummy! Made the whole recipe and will enjoy it all week! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awesome!! Quick and easy to make, just how I like it. I substituted almonds for the pumpkin seeds, but otherwise followed the recipe and am loving the taste! Thanks Aarti!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! I used fat free soy milk and a splash of almond extract. Will definitely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 5 year old made this for breakfast for everyone (along with the candied bacon from the show and he is pleased as punch with himself. The oatmeal is thick, rich and decadent, and I think the recipe makes way more than 4 servings because a little goes a long way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic! I used cranberries instead of raisins, added more salt and spices. Served with butter, a little half and half and maple syrup. Pepitas were the real kicker! Keep 'em coming, Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Out of this world delicious! I eat oatmeal all the time, and I am SO glad Aarti came up with this recipe. It's easy and so delicious. I'll bump up the spice next time, just because of a personal preference. But this is a 10 star recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was hearty, healthy and delicious. A great stick-to-your-ribs breakfast for a snowy morning. I made the recipe exactly as written but made only half the recipe and it still made 4 good helpings. I drizzled in the maple syrup at the end. A definite make again meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
At first I tasted it out of the pot and I thought...bland. But the key is the TOPPINGS. I added some cream, honey and seeds and it was fantastic! Really rich and creamy, almost too good for breakfast. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe! I used sliced almonds instead of pepitas. This also reheated well. I registered just to review this- I love Aarti's show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazing! Easy to make and comforting to eat. I will definately make this again...and again...and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a great recipe...really easy to make. if your into weight watchers its very easy to modify. substituted vanilla extract and fat free milk for the almond milk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was just going to write a review for the omelet recipe you shared during the same show, but this pumpkin oatmeal was fantastic! The amazing blend of pumpkin, almond, and oatmeal flavors was unexpectedly complimentary. I made this a gluten free meal by adding gluten free oats and shared this with friends for dinner...image their surprise when I served breakfast at 8...P.M.!! Everybody raved about the flavor and texture of the meal, as well as the fact that they thought this would make a great dessert! The kids thought it was a treat to have something THIS good as their supper. Thanks, Aarti...another winner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My oatmeal was somewhat of a disaster. But! Let me say that it wasn't Aarti's recipe! I'm just a borderline terrible cook. My pumpkin mixture foamed instead of boiling, which, to me, said my heat was too high. Then, it splattered and burned me. Over all, though, a fabulous oatmeal!! I love the flavor, even though it was a labor of love in my case. Lol. I love Aarti!!! The moment I saw her on The Next Food Network Star, I knew she would be the winner and my husband and I cheered for her the entire time. By the way, I didn't have almond milk, so I used a little vanilla extract and I stirred in the only nut I had: Walnuts. I'm storing the rest in my fridge for a quick breakfast. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Aarti - I love you! Will you move into my house and just cook all day long for us? This was so fabulous. I literally made it 5 minutes after watching you cook it. I wanted to jump through the television set and share the meal with you! I didn't have pepitas on hand so I toasted my personal favorite ... pecans. It took me right back to the Thanksgiving table. I also made a small portion with steel cut oats. Still delicious and even more healthy that way! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was yummy!!!! I used vanilla soy milk in place of almond milk. Love Arti's Indian spin to food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm eating this as I type this review. It is SO good! I did not have pepitas, but used chopped almonds. So delightful! I've never used cardamom before and bought some after one of Aarti's shows where she used it. I had some to try in this oatmeal and it's very yummy! Thanks Aarti for another great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the BEST oatmeal I have ever had!!! I followed it exactly as the recipe showed. Unfortunately, I did not have the pepitas, but I can only imagine how amazing this would be with them. Thank you Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Genius! Just made it and loved every bite. I made my own almond milk in the vita-mix (almonds, water, and almond extract) and used old-fashioned rolled oats. I let it cook on its own during my 30 minute walk and when I came back it had really soaked up all the liquid so I stirred in another cup of water to loosen it up a a bit. Creamy, filling, and so flavorful. I topped it with natural maple syrup and ~gulp~ cream. MMMMMMMMMM. Thanks, Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! I didn't have almond milk, so I used 1% milk, and I didn't have cardamom. But besides that I did everything the same -- and loved it! The toasted pepitas added a nutty crunch. Thanks for this recipe -- it's nice to have another good breakfast idea! I love the recipes Aarti comes up with -- she makes me want to try everything she makes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We just loved this-I added a bit of agave sweetener to it as it needed a bit of sweet to it. This is now my favorite breakfast item. Thank you Aarti. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVED this oatmeal after I tweaked it a little bit... After tasting the milk mixture when I followed the recipe exactly, I found it a little bit bland... So I added some ground ginger and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. PERFECT! I didn't have pepitas so I toasted up some pecans and had a super filling and delicious breakfast! Definitely recommend making a full recipe so that you can munch all week long! item not reviewed by moderator and published
First time I have ever given a review. This struck me as a perfect cereal for the winter. The pumpkin and the spices are inviting and a wonderful addition to oatmeal. I did not have almond milk, so I substituted 1% with about 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. Great way to start the day Wonderful DIET treat. I simply added a bit of Agave nectar on top for sweetness Thanks Aarti. You deserve all the happiness and success you can get! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy! Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I couldn't wait to try this, so I had to substitute a few things. But even then, it was DELICIOUS! I used 2% milk and omitted the raisins and pepitas. Will definitely make again and try with the almond milk and raisins. Thanks Aarti for great breakfast recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it this morning and yummy! I had a 28 oz. can of pumpkin leftover so I doubled it to make for my morning breakfasts this week. Super simple and very tasty. I would add a little more pumpkin spice next time, but topped with honey and toasted walnuts I have a nutritional bowl of flavor! Great recipe, thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The kitchen had some wonderful smells coming off that pumpkin pie spice. It tastes better than it looks and I used walnuts and maple syrup. Love, love loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it. It was so easy to make and the taste was wonderful the only thing I would add are a few more rasins. I uesd brown sugar and a little cream for my toppings and I ate too much. Aarti thank you and I am so glad you won. Can't wait to see what else you have 2011 Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. I had to make a few adjustments to the recipe, because I did not have all the ingredients in the house. I used almonds instead of the pumpkin seeds, and dried cherries instead of raisins. This was a great recipe, and easy as well. Thank you!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was one of the fastest, easiest and best things I ever put into my mouth. I'm on weight watchers and it fits right into my plan. I used cool whip free instead of cream and regular almond milk instead of the vanilla. I also used a few chopped walnuts instead of the pumpkin seeds. You can use sugar-free or light maple syrup to make it even lower in points, but I used real maple syrup and a little honey. So good it's scary. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! I like sugar in my oatmeal so added 1/2C sugar before adding the oatmeal to the pot. Yum! Just like pumpkim pie. Thanks Artie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow just finished making this wonderful oatmeal. Aarti, you're a genius. My house smells like thanksgiving all over again. I am taking this to work all week for breakfast. I tried it with honey and with maple syrup. I like it better with maple syrup. I can't wait till morning. I know everyone at work will go crazy when they smell this one. I love all your recipes. I never cared for Indian cuisine that much before, but now, thanks to you, I have learned to really love it. Thanks again. A Very Happy 2011 to you and yours. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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