Hungry Heart

Adventures in healthy living

Weekend Oats


It isn’t exactly a lovely day in the neighborhood.
Cold, wet, drizzly.

A perfect morning for making steel cut oats.  Steel cut is my favorite kind of oatmeal, but it takes a long time to cook. Perfect for a Saturday morning when you are voluntarily up before the sun!

Prepare oats according to package directions. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1 teaspoon agave nectar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, a pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, and a tablespoon of almond or peanut butter.

The result is creamy, chewy pumpkin pie in a bowl.

Delicious with a glass of apple cider.


  • I use water and milk when cooking my oats to make them extra creamy
  • I cook them longer than the package directions, or they come out very very chewy.
  • One serving is huge! I have never been able to finish a whole bowl of this.
  • You can substitute any kind of oats you like. I got the inspiration for these oats from an oat bran recipe from Peas and Thank You. Super creamy!

I’m off to go put on my boots and raincoat. Jerry and I have a cross country meet to time!


  1. this looks so good. i need to try it. instead of actually making anything (besides your pumpkin lattes which makes me feel very accomplished) I did buy a pair of pumpkin colored pants that i am currently wearing…it may be time for an intervention but you can’t make me go to pumpkin rehab!

  2. Its really just stirring a few things into your oatmeal, you should definitely try it.
    Last week someone asked me why I looked tan. I seriously think it is all the pumpkin and squash I have been eating….

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