That time of year is finally here! It is pumpkin season and this is my first pumpkin recipe of the year and I think you will agree it’s a good one. All the delicious comforting flavours of a sweet pumpkin pie, but in some breakfast oats. Pumpkin Porridge is also a great way to sneak some extra fruit (yes, pumpkin is a fruit) into your diet.
I have been waiting weeks, months even, to share my first pumpkin recipe with you, but I wanted to wait until October before I got carried away. I really did get carried away too! This weekend we were knee deep (not literally) in pumpkin in our kitchen creating some delicious new recipes – so look out for a healthy pumpkin overload on the blog this month! October is unofficially pumpkin month on HHH.
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We celebrated the beginning of the best month of the year (in our opinion) the best way possible and that was with a long walk looking for cripsy leaves. The weather was perfect this weekend – a cool, fresh morning with bright blue skies. So, the hats, scarfs and coats came out and we went to the local tree lined park to watch the leaves falling and picking up the best ones. Don’t they add a nice extra touch of autumn to the photos?
Here in the UK, we are only recently getting on board with the whole pumpkin craze, but you guys the other side of the pond have been pumpkin mad forever, right? Because we are just pumpkin lovers, rather than pumpkin obsessed, it’s hard to find cans of pumpkin puree here. Yes, yes, I know you can just puree pumpkin and of course we do that too, but it’s nice to have some cans on hand to make something quick, like this breakfast. So, you can imagine my delight when we were shopping in Tesco the other day and we found some. No crazy additives, just pure pumpkin puree in a can. YES! Hence why we had a pumpkin obsessed weekend. How many times do you think I can say the word pumpkin in this post?
The benefits of pumpkin are huge! They keep your eyesight sharp, they can protect your skin and boost your mood- so it’s a superfood in itself I think.
You might have guessed that we are in full on porridge for breakfast mode at the moment. To be honest, I have probably only had eggs about 3 times in the last 4 weeks. For me that is shocking! But when porridge looks and tastes like this, can you blame us? Pecans were of course a must on this and we added some dried cranberries for a pop of colour and also because we are just as excited for cranberry season as we are pumpkin season.
Ingredients needed to make Pumpkin Porridge (serves 2)
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- 60 g Oats
- 350 ml Skimmed milk
- 3 tbsp Pumpkin puree
- A sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger (to taste)
- 2 tbsp Love Arctic Sunrise blend
- 2 tbsp Pure maple syrup
- Pecans and dried cranberries for serving (optional)
- Firstly, put the oats and milk in a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for around 4 minutes, until starting to thicken.
Next, add the pumpkin puree and spices and mix well. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.
Finally, divide between bowls and drizzle over maple syrup and top with Love Arctic flaxseed blend, pecans and dried cranberries
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 10
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