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Joined Date: Aug 12, 2007
Birthday: Aug 06
Reviewed Pumpkin Oatmeal
"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!"
Love to cook, and am getting more into baking as I age, lol. Also am into making sure everything I eat has something good for me in it, so while I don't take all the fun out of every recipe I won't even pick one unless it contains or can be modified to contain something healthful.