Creamy pumpkin oatmeal full of shredded apple, chopped walnuts and toasted wheat germ.
If I could promise a delicious, healthy and satisfying breakfast that is ready in 90 seconds, would you give me a kiss? What if I told you it didn’t require a single pot, pan, knife, or cutting board? Well then…get over here and give me a smooch!
Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin Oatmeal is full of creamy, Vitamin A-packed pumpkin and plenty of tart, Vitamin C-rich apple. (We are fighting off colds left and right in my house this week so we need all the Vitamin C we can get!)
By using a hand held grater, such as the coarse grater from Edgeware, there is no need to dirty a knife and the apples cook in much less time than if they were chopped. My favorite part? The skin stays on which is full of fiber and nutrients (not to mention gorgeous color.)
Just pop the entire bowl in the microwave and after a couple minutes of relaxing with a cup of coffee, you will be rewarded with a steamy bowl of heart-healthy oatmeal.
Your spoon is waiting.
Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin Oatmeal
- ½ c oats
- ½ c skim milk
- ¼ c water
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ¼ c pure pumpkin
- ¼ c apple (grated – about half of one medium apple)
- 1 tbs walnuts (chopped)
- 1 tbs toasted wheat germ
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- pinch salt
- Stevia or sweetener of choice
- Carefully stir together all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave for 90 seconds, stir, then microwave 30 additional seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
Disclaimer: Although I did receive products from Edgeware, I did not receive compensation for this post. As always, all thoughts expressed on The Lemon Bowl are 100% Liz.
I made this today and it was really good and so easy. Thanks!
So happy you enjoyed it! Let me know if you try any other recipes Jill!
This recipe looks delicious! By old fashioned oats, do you mean rolled oats or oats specifically for oatmeal?
Oh yes I mean old fashioned rolled oats! :)
Quaker Oats doesn’t taste good like years ago … the taste has changed. Could it be because of GMO? Even the restaurant’s taste better of course. My husband won’t eat it only I will, even at that. I love a healthy oatmeal breakfast. Help anyone? Thanks JM
Have you tried Bob’s Red Mill oats? They’re GMO free and I love the texture. http://amzn.to/2ojLe7A
Thank you. I was thinking of that brand. I might return the new QO to rxchange credit for BOB’s. Jan
I hope you like it!
Yum!!! This is the second oatmeal I have seen with grated apple, and I can totally see why it would be better! So much more of the flavor would come out! This sounds perfect for a chilly morning! Will be a perfect pre tempo breakfast! :) I have a 6 mile hard tempo today with 6 miles easy…..I need a big batch of oatmeal like this to fuel me up :)
Good luck on your run Tina!! So inspiring!
yummy! I love the idea of grating the apples, I can imagine that tastes even better too! Thanks for the idea, I am constantly looking for new nutritious, filling breakfasts to enjoy to fuel my training! Thanks for the idea :)
Yes I started doing that when my toddler was still getting all of his teeth! It’s great for shredded into yogurt, muffins, anything!!
Great idea! I made this today and thought the ideals was great. When I made it, we found the spice amounts to be much too strong for our liking. We ended up making more oats to temper the recipe a bit. Turned out amazing! Thanks for sharing.
I’m glad you made these muffins your own Sue! Let me know if you try anything else!
Seriously, where’s my bowl?! This is perfect!
Wish I could give you a bowl now!
What kind of oats did you use? Can you use GF steel cut oats?
Typically I use old fashioned oats for this. Steel cuts would definitely work but you would want to double the amount of liquid and cook longer. When I make steel cut oats I usually add the apples about 5 minutes prior to the end of the cooking time then stir in pumpkin before serving. Hope that helps!!