Pumpkin blueberry oats

February 26, 2011 at 10:21 pm Leave a comment

If the recipes in this blog start to lean toward healthy, don’t be surprised. I’m finally on board with trying to lose weight, which is good but it’s no fun.

However, my friend Melinda at work introduced me to steel cut oats and they’re so good. Not to mention, better for me than my favorite Captain Crunch. I’ve been making a large batch every weekend and divvying out for the mornings for the week. Every batch has been good, but this last batch was the best. Steel cut oats are chewier than regular oatmeal, which is good, but combining the two makes the best of both worlds. Slightly softer than steel cut oats, slightly chewier than regular oatmeal. Plus it’s all kinds of healthy – fiber, protein, vitamins from the pumpkin and blueberries …


1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups water
1 cup milk
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup pumpkin
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/8 cup golden raisins
1/8 cup dried currants
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp molasses

In a large sauce pan, put 1 cup steel cut oats and 2 cups water. Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn heat to medium and let simmer. Stir occasionally. Cook for 10 minutes. Then stir in rolled oats, milk, pumpkin, Greek yogurt, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, honey, molasses, salt, currants, raisins. Continue stirring for 8 minutes, then stir in 1 cup blueberries. Gently stir for remaining 2 minutes, then oatmeal will be complete.

Makes 5-8 servings, depending on your desired serving size. Parcel out into small containers and refrigerate until you are ready to eat. It will stay good for up to two weeks. When ready to eat, heat for 1-2 minutes in the microwave, stir and enjoy.


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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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