Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pumpkin "Oatmeal"/Porridge

Reminding you of the days when you use to eat oatmeal! My husband said it reminded him of the yam souffle I make every Thanksgiving which is super tasty but unhealthy. This on the other hand is super healthy and tasty! Lets be real, it tastes more like porridge than oatmeal, but i am calling it oatmeal because it gave me the fix I was looking for. My family couldn't get enough.
  1. 1 15 oz can of pumpkin
  2. 1/2 cup coconut cream
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 4 dates
  5. 2 eggs, beaten (optional)
  6. heaping 1/4 cup pecans
  7. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  8. 1 tsp cinnamon
  9. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  10. 4 oz of unsweetened applesauce or 1/4 cup 100% apple juice

Place dates and 1/4 cup of water (or apple juice if you are not using apple sauce) in blender, and let the dates soak for a while. Blend pecans in food processor or blender. Add shredded coconut and blended pecans to the bottom of a saucepan and stir until the coconut flakes are slightly toasted. Once toasted, add the pumpkin, coconut cream, (and apple sauce if using) and warm over low-medium heat. stir until combined. Blend the dates and water/apple juice until smooth and add to pumpkin mixture. Once the pumpkin mixture is starting to bubble add the beaten eggs and keep stirring for a few minutes while it thickens. turn off the burner. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour into a bowl and top with desired toppings such as sliced almonds, pomegranates, and unsweetened coconut flakes. I like it with raisins and unsweetened coconut flakes too!

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