Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal!

Monday, October 24, 2011

My love affair with oatmeal continues! Today it has a seasonal fall twist! 
Baked Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Nutritional Bonus
  • Pumpkin is low in fat and calories and contains anti-aging alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs).
  • Cinnamon keeps your hunger at bay by stabilizing fluctuating blood sugar levels.
  • Nonfat cottage cheese yields 14 grams of slow-digesting casein protein in just a half cup serving. 
  • Oats whittle your middle with soluble fiber and keep your heart healthy with beta-glucan.
Baked Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Makes 1 serving · Ready in 35 minutes

½ cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup water
¼ cup pumpkin puree
2 tbsp nonfat cottage cheese
¼ tsp baking powder
Dash sea salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp allspice
1 piece crystallized ginger, crushed (optional; available in the spice section at supermarkets)

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine all ingredients in an oven-proof bowl. Stir to mix thoroughly.
Place in oven and let bake for 30 minutes. Remove and serve.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 213, Total Fats: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 103 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 38 g, Dietary Fiber: 6 g, Sugars: 9 g Protein: 9 g, Iron: 2 mg

What is your favorite pumpkin or oatmeal recipe??