Recipe: Pumpkin pie oatmeal

In her book Eat Your Way to Happiness, registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer shares many nutritious and tasty recipes. Here is one that is perfect for chilly winter mornings to add to your recipe book:


Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Makes 2 servings – 302 calories each

1 ½ cups soymilk with DHA (Try Silk® soymilk with DHA)

½ teaspoon pumpkin spice

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

½ cup canned pumpkin

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon Splenda

½ cup low-fat milk with DHA (Try Horizon® organic milk with DHA)

1 tablespoon chopped almonds

1 teaspoon crystalline ginger bits


In a medium saucepan, heat soymilk and pumpkin spice to a gentle boil. Add oats, return to a simmer, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

 Add pumpkin, vanilla and brown sugar. Cook 1 minute to heat through but not boil.

Portion the mixture into two bowls, pour DHA-fortified milk over top and sprinkle with nuts and crystalline ginger.


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