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  • Pumpkin Oatmeal - Delicious and Clean

    14 posts, 9 voices, 1070 views, started Nov 19, 2009

    Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009

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      I’ve just discovered pumpkin oatmeal. It is delicious, filling, and totally clean (no partially hydrated anything, no preservatives, no transfat, no high fructose corn syrup). Here is how I’m making it....

      1/2 cup Quick Oats
      1 cup water
      7 oz canned pumpkin
      pumpkin pie spice (to taste)
      cinnamon (to taste)

      Mix it all up and microwave on high for 3 minutes.

      It makes 2 servings.  

      Top with Agave Nectar and/or smart balance vegan.

      Yummy!!!!

      Without the smart balance, it is 294 calories for 2 servings!!!



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          UK Girl wrote Nov 19, 2009
        • I’m going to do these over the weekend



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          Mzd3 wrote Nov 19, 2009
        • sounds good !



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          Janet Wooley wrote Nov 19, 2009
        • My fav is dried cranberries & walnuts cinnamon, yummo. I am going to try the pumpkin that shounds good too. Thanks for sharing.



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 19, 2009
        • Thanks for sharing this Annie, I love oatmeal! I will be trying this recipe. YUMMY!!!



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          Cathie Beck wrote Nov 19, 2009
        • Hi Annie,

          I make some high fiber, low fat, low sugar cookies with oatmeal. The last batch
          I used pureed pumpkin instead of banana and used the pumpkin pie spices. It’s
          a Yum! It fits in the “healthy snack” catagory to keep the metabolism going. My
          bad habit used to be go hungry, no snacking. That doesn’t work with lowering
          the portion sizes... so I’ve found.  

          Ouakers has a multi-grain hot cereal now too. I like raisins & walnuts, a dash of
          cinnamon and pinch of sea salf. LOL, you all probably already knew about this, I
          only recently found it. Small town... what else can I say?  

          Cathie



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          Cathie Beck wrote Nov 19, 2009
        • Hi Annie,

          It’s a tweaked oatmeal raisin cookie recipe in the lid of the Quaker Oats box.  

          I use 1 cup vegetable oil instead of 2 sticks of margarine or butter. For more
          moisture I use applesause and a mashed banana. The last batch it was half a
          can of pureed pumpkin. The more pureed fruit, the less oil/fat needed for a
          moist cookie.  

          I use 1/2 cup pear juice and 2 tablespoons of molasses and 3 tablespoons of
          raw suger, instead of the refined white sugar and brown sugar. What I buy is
          canned pears in the pear juice and use it.  

          I add raisins or chopped up dried fruit (organic) and add nuts. Usually walnuts
          but I have chopped up almonds and used real almond oil for flavoring. Just a
          teaspoon.  

          The rest is according to the recipe. They freeze well and I can bake up a batch
          (3 dozen) to last a couple of months being it’s just me that eats them.  

          Cathie



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 19, 2009
        • oatmeal cookies sound very interesting. I would love to try them.

          Janwoo- I love cranberries and walnut anything!



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          Marya1961 wrote Nov 19, 2009
        • Thanks Annie...I happened to try Agave Nectar one day and it is excellent..have you tried Viv Agave?..it is a low glycemic soluble fiber that is in powder form and you can add it to oatmeal/cereal, water, smoothies, tea...etc..and I will try the pumpkin oatmeal.estatic



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