Maple & Squash Oatmeal
If any of you have worked night shifts for your job, you understand how my schedule works. I have the morning/early afternoon to cook or do whatever else I want. I have been waiting for my surfboard to be fixed, so lately I haven’t been going to the beach before work. Instead, I have been eating lots of breakfast food. It is kind of nice because I only have to buy food for breakfast, but then get free “family meal” at work and lunch/dinner and snack throughout the night. It has definitely been saving me money.
This oatmeal is an awesome way to get rid of all your winter squash that are piling up (like my mom’s). I love infusing oatmeal, you can practically put whatever you want in it! Remember the Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal from The Picky Eater? YUM! This one has a smooth, creamy texture with a sweet hint of pumpkin and other squash. Perfect for a cold winter day.
Note: To make the squash puree, roast the squash halves at 375F until soft (about 30 minutes).
Maple & Squash Oatmeal
- 1 cup dried oats
- 1 cup squash puree pumpkin, butternut, etc.
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- In a medium pot, cook 1 cup of dried oats according to the package directions.
- Stir in the squash puree, sugar, vanilla cinnamon and milk until combined.
- Drizzle with maple syrup before serving.
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Genius! I have so much frozen squash in the freezer. Since I am into our “Clean Out” I see a breakfast for dinner for us in the future.
WoW,,,this is great oatmeal recipe for my breakfast,looks so yummy,Thanks for sharing !!
Mmm, looks amazing! I love using pumpkin and cinnamon in my oatmeal, but maple sounds like a great addition, too.
I really love oatmeal…I think I’ve got four or five on my site. This one looks delicious 🙂
I’ve made a similar oatmeal before with sweet potato. SO good! I haven’t tried maple though, that sounds good!
Beautiful, healthful dish and what a genius of an idea. I’ve never thought of combining fall/winter squash with oatmeal, but it’s such a natural combination. In fact, I have some creamed butternut squash in the freezer that I can mix with my oatmeal in the morning. Dr. Oz says that we should eat yellow foods at least three times a week. It will be easier to do this if squash can be included with breakfast. Thanks for the idea!
yep, I work the night shift too (i’m a baker)…love this recipe, never have seen the squash + oatmeal combo before, but it looks amazing!
Pumpkin pie oatmeal.. how cool!! Looks delicious.
I like inventing with my oatmeal too. I’ll never understand how people can eat it plain with water. Where is the flavor in that? Lol
Love this idea of combining oatmeal and squash! Brilliant!!
Yum! I love the look of this recipe. And I love the way you’ve styled the shoot. Tres creative!