Breakfast galore!

by Kiran on September 15, 2011 · 36 comments

in Breakfast/Brunch

Though its still not officially fall, and Florida’s weather is still as hot as summer, I couldn’t wait to break into my stash of this delicious pumpkin treat.

Well, one wouldn’t refer “slathering Libby’s pumpkin puree on toast, sprinkled with chopped pecans” as a gourmet recipe. What the heck, it was just too delish! Food doesn’t have to be so complicated with long list of ingredients to be tasteful, right? It’s just another excuse for me to break into pumpkin. I am so looking forward to fall weather. Yummy bowls of hot oatmeals. Not the regular plain bowl of oatmeal’s we grew up eating. Thanks to the endless array of toppings that transforms my boring oats, to something I look forward to every day.

Hot Pumpkin Oats

If you love pumpkin + oats, please oh please try this combo. I promise you, it would change your life forever.

Print This Recipe Print This Recipe

Adapted from


  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 heaping tbsp pumpkin puree – my favorite is Libby’s
  • 1 /2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For glorious toppings..

The possibilities are endless, ranging from seeds, nuts, coconut, drizzle of nut butters or sweeteners such as honey, agave etc.


  1. Heat a saucepan over medium, and combine in oats, milk & water.
  2. Stir every now and then till oats fully absorbs liquid.
  3. Once the oats are at your desired consistency, turn off heat or it would bubble over and burn.
  4. Stir in pumpkin spice, salt & vanilla extract.
  5. Serve hot or cold with your favorite toppings! The photo above had sunflower seeds, pecans, coconut chips, a drizzle of honey and a healthy tbsp of chocolate peanut butter.


Oh yeah 🙂

Am I safe to report that the pants don’t fit me anymore? That’s what I call a delicious and satisfying breakfast. Definitely keeps me full for hours, and tames my sweet tooth.

I usually have my breakfast with a side of fruits. That counts as healthy breakfast, right?

I think so.

Coupled with almond milk iced coffee. Wow. A deadly albeit delicious breakfast combo.

Some of my oatmeal creations over the time:

Do you love hot oats? What are your fall cravings?

If you don’t love hot oats, perhaps these creations might tickle your fancy? And if you haven’t notice already, I have a huge liking for strawberries. Seriously. A lot. I am going to miss you summer, but ’em so ready for Fall 😀

Enjoyed this recipe? Join others and get free email updates!

Comments on this entry are closed.

1 Grishma September 15, 2011 at 2:34 PM

wow..this is just soo perfect for a little bit chill in the air 🙂 I am also doing breakfast-brunch series this month. Glad to know some variations.
Thanks for the recipe Kiran 🙂
Grishma recently posted..Quick post – Char grilled Broccoli with cherry chillies n garlic tadka – The best way to enjoy broccoli

2 Richa@HobbyandMore September 15, 2011 at 6:40 PM

i think i like sourdough french toast better than the oatmeal. i am just partial to bread:) though the oatmeal pictures can easily fool u into believing that it not the usual i have to eat this breakfast!.. look at those colors!
Richa@HobbyandMore recently posted..Quick Rajma (Red Kidney beans curry). Vegan, Glutenfree

3 Ellie | Gourmand Recipes September 15, 2011 at 6:41 PM

I just woke up and this is a perfect post to start the day.
Ellie | Gourmand Recipes recently posted..Sicilian Orange Cake

4 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate September 15, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Oatmeal with peanut butter is my all time favorite breakfast. Mmm…
Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Creating My Own Spin Class

5 chopinandmysaucepan September 15, 2011 at 9:18 PM


This looks so deliciously healthy and I think your oatmeal creation is second to none! Uncle Toby’s here in Australia can use a food consultant like you! Also, I would be hard pressed to choose between your creations an a more unhealthy bacon, eggs, sausages which is my fave!
chopinandmysaucepan recently posted..Chiswick Pizzeria Ristorante, Chiswick

6 Kiran September 20, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Thank you very much for the compliments that truly made my day 🙂

7 Christy Gerald September 15, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Hi Kiran,ur Pumpkin Oats luks delicious and inviting.Thanks for sharing.
Christy Gerald recently posted..Dhal Palak (Lentil Spinach Curry)

8 Reem | Simply Reem September 16, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Lovely Kiran, This looks absolutely delicious!!!
Perfect way to start the day.
P.S Love the new look on your site…

9 Kiran September 20, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Thanks dear, but what new look are you referring too? There wasn’t any new site update recently 🙂

10 Rosa September 16, 2011 at 6:14 AM

What a lovely breakfast item! So healthy and comforting. I love that slice of bread slathered with pumpkin purree and sprinkled with pecans. Very autumn-like and so delightful!



11 Gayatri September 16, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Wow Kiran that looks delicious. Must try soon! I don’t really have a sweet tooth. I prefer hot savory stuff for breakfast. it’s probably because it’s cold here 8 months of the year. Believe me, we’re already wearing hats, scarves & coats! This fall, I’m lookin forward to lots of hot hot hot ‘leftover dinners for breakfast’!!!

12 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy September 17, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Perfect way to start breakfast..Love the addition of pumpkin puree here as well as that there is no sugar..something to rave abt!
Tanvi@SinfullySpicy recently posted..Tomato – Mustard Shrimp Curry – A Guest Post for Ananda of A Pinch of Love

13 Kristina @ spabettie September 17, 2011 at 10:05 PM

some of my favorite recipes are the simple ones, with a short ingredient list.

I want this toast for dinner – AND lucky for me, I just bought some pecans! 😀
Kristina @ spabettie recently posted..more favorite things

14 Liana Jacinta September 18, 2011 at 9:03 PM

The next time you are visiting, we are not going out to eat.. you are so cooking for me!!! Every food blog of u makes me wonder “shud I stay at home and explore too!!” You make cooking such an enjoyable treat! And guess what, I’m officially starting to cook today! *Shivers* Hopefully Mr Hubby does not fall sick from food poisoning!

15 Kiran September 20, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Thanks darling!
I’ll cook for you, provided you take me out for local foods. Deal? 😀 What did you cook for the Hubby? Spill the beans, please?

16 Liana Jacinta September 20, 2011 at 9:50 PM

OH sure definitely!!! 🙂

Heheehe.. since its the first time, mom told me to cook vegetarian.. So i did Rasam, meshed pumpkin (ur fall fruit) and fried mushroom! 🙂 I was quite surprised there were no disasters or any throwing into the bin! Gave me the confidence!

17 Kiran September 27, 2011 at 4:40 PM

I saw the photos of vegetarian foods you cooked for the husband. Looks delicious babe 🙂

18 Miri Leigh September 18, 2011 at 10:51 PM

What a wonderful way to start the day- thanks for posting! Perfect for a cool morning 🙂
Miri Leigh recently posted..Next TV Appearance: September 16!

19 Sanjeeta kk September 19, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Oh..what a treat for another Oatmeal lover! Will be trying the pumpkin oats tomorrow..will it work with fresh pumpkin puree, Kiran?
Sanjeeta kk recently posted..Fruit & Nuts Cookie Bars – An Easy Dessert and a Perfect Festive Sweet Recipe

20 katherine September 19, 2011 at 1:37 PM

I LOOOVE LOOOVE Fall! Pie Pumpkins are in season I bought my first two and processed them into puree.
I stock my freezer for the year!
katherine recently posted..Pumpkin Puree (Crock pot)

21 Kiran September 20, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Welcome to Recipebox and thanks for commenting. I usually go with store-bought Libby’s but would love to explore canning my own puree this year 🙂

22 katherine September 20, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Thank you! I stock up on Libby’s too don’t get me wrong,I love pumpkin in any form
I just did a post on puree pumpkin in the crock pot. it also cans well…
thanks for the warm welcome you have gorgeous pictures!!!
katherine recently posted..Catch My Party

23 Kiran September 27, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Thank you so much for the compliments – it made my day 🙂

24 jennifer @poirier September 19, 2011 at 2:33 PM

beautiful pictures! it definitely get’s my appetite going for oatmeal. and pumpkin.
greetings from germany!
jennifer @poirier recently posted..homemade nutella.

25 Kiran September 20, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Welcome to Recipebox and thanks for the compliments 🙂 My sister lived in Hamburg for 3 years after marriage. Beautiful place.

26 Cait's Plate September 29, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Oh MY! What a lovely post!! Breakfast is by far the best meal of the day 🙂
Cait’s Plate recently posted..Worth Writing About

27 Kiran October 5, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Thanks honey – there’s nothing as delicious, nutritious and filling as much as oats 🙂

28 Tanvi September 29, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Breakfast is my fav. meal … your pictures are SO GOOD Kiran! 🙂

♡ from ©
Tanvi recently posted..25 ways to wear a scarf!

29 kaceyt October 6, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I looove hot oats in the morning, but my usually add ins are chocolate chips and peanut butter! I’ll have to try pumpkin soon!

30 Kiran October 12, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Welcome to Recipebox and thanks for dropping by my blog. Do try pumpkin oats soon – it would change how you eat oats and turn your world around. In a good way 😀

31 Audrey Gomez December 10, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Must try soon! Welcome to Recipebox and thanks for commenting. i am just partial to bread:) though the oatmeal pictures can easily fool u into believing that it not the usual i have to eat this breakfast!.. What a lovely post!!
Audrey Gomez recently posted..Cancer Tattoos Tumblr

32 Ananya Bhattacharya January 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Great recipes.. rt now this has popped up in my head..
Thin rings of roasted mushroom, Crushed sesame and almonds in fresh cream and a few dash of olive oil… with a little green touch of mint / coriander / curry leaves.. with sprinkled honey / salt+white pepper .. 🙂

{ 4 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: