Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It's Pumpkin Time

We interrupt this Vegan Mofo sandwich theme for a very special announcement — pumpkin time has arrived!! I think my friend Stephanie of Swell Baked Goods said it best with this Facebook pic:


Yea, yea, I know people have been eating pumpkin all month, and it's nearly over. But I cooked my first pumpkin dish of the season this week — Pumpkin Oats from the 2012 Happy Herbivore Wall Calendar:


These creamy oats are amazing. There's, of course, pumpkin, as well as plump raisins (I use the pre-moistened baking raisins because they're awesome!), pumpkin pie spice, and maple syrup.

The one thing I will change when I make this again in the morning is I'll add more maple syrup. The recipe only calls for one tablespoon, but this bowl could have been a tad sweeter. I'm not a huge sugar fan in the morning, but if I'm trying to eat something sweet, well, I want it to be all the way sweet.

I can't find the recipe on Happy Herbivore's site, but I did see that someone else had posted it. It's simple and delicious.


5 comments:

T said...

Yum, looks so rich! I guess this is month where we all od on beta carotine...

Sheridan & Drew said...

I need to eat more oatmeal and this looks great!

Allysia said...

Ba ha ha, that picture is awesome and so true. Fortunately I love pumpkin time! Pumpkin oats are the best, and I really like them with a mashed up banana and some blackstrap molasses - I'll admit to fiending for blackstrap just as much, if not more, than pumpkin itself.

urban vegan said...

They look good. The picture made me laugh--I'm not the biggest fall or pumpkin fan. But I do like a few pumpkin things!

Christian Rene Friborg said...

Can't imagine that you use pumpkin for your oats. Looks healthy and rich, tho. :p