Friday, November 16, 2012

Coach's Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Hubby has officially put me in charge of his bowels.  While this is not nearly as romantic as when I was responsible for his libido, it's a necessary evil I suppose, considering we're approaching dinosaur age.  If this is too much info, I apologize and respectfully submit this recipe to you in reparation for any mental harm done.  You'll thank me later for your regularity (and maybe some lowered cholesterol too!)

If you're not familiar with (or don't care for) Coach's Oats, I'm guessing this recipe can be easily modified to almost any non-instant oatmeal. Also, this makes a boat-load of oatmeal. I wanted to use the entire cans of evaporated milk and pumpkin. When I make oatmeal I portion the cooked oats and store in containers in the fridge, then reheat individual servings as needed, making for an easy breakfast for hubby to pack for work.

Coach's Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal 

2 1/2 cups Coach's Oats (regular steel cut oats would also work well here) 
6 cups water  
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk (I used 2%) 
 pinch of salt  
1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar (or 1 cup regular)  
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice  
1/2 tsp vanilla  
1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin puree

Place water, evaporated milk and s
alt in pot and bring to a boil.  Add the oats, stir, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat, cover and let sit for a minute or two.

Stir in brown sugar, spice, vanilla and pumpkin puree. Combine well.

(health update: drainage tube is out and I'm on the mend!)



Pam said...

I am still trying to use up the cans of pumpkin I bought last year at this time!!! Perfect!

June said...

Your timing is impeccable. I'm going to make a big pot and do what you do...portion it out, etc. No more bacon for Big Guy's breaky. Too stinky - house is for sale! PS - great glad you're on the mend!

The Mom Chef said...

So why is it that I'm folding laundry and wham, you come to mind? What's up with that? I just finished catching up on your health stuff. Wow. Bad, but I'm thrilled it wasn't what first came to mind. I'll be praying for continued healing.

Hubby has the IBS so I'm in charge of his regularity too. I'll have to give this one a spin with him.

A Pinhead said...

As happy as I am to have stumbled across your blog I feel like my waistline will be suffering. Thanks for sharing such great recipes! :)

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