Autumn Oatmeal

Source: University of Minnesota Extension

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Servings per recipe: 6

Zest up oatmeal with a mix of healthy fall flavors and spices for a delicious, nutritious harvest breakfast!

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Ingredients

3 cups water + 1 cup powdered milk (or 3 cups milk)
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
2 cups oats, old fashioned or quick-cooking
1 cup (half of a 15 ounce can) pureed pumpkin
1 medium apple, chopped

1/4 cup honey (or brown sugar)

Chopped nuts, optional

Materials

Saucepan

Instructions

1. In medium saucepan, bring water, powdered milk, and spice to a boil; stir in oats.

2. Boil then reduce heat to medium.

3. Occasionally stir and cook until most liquid is absorbed (5 for regular oats, 1 minute for quick oats).

4. Stir in pumpkins, apple, and honey; cook for 1 minute.

5. If desired, top with nuts.


More About Apples

How to Select

Choose firm, shiny, smooth-skinned apples with intact stems. Should smell fresh, not musty.

How to Store

Refrigerate apples in plastic bag away from strong-odored foods. Use within 3 weeks.

How to Prepare

Rinse the apples with water. You may scrub them with a produce brush. To peel, use a vegetable peeler or paring knife. Cut away the core and seeds, stem, and ends, then slice each quarter as desired.