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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

I eat oatmeal for breakfast anywhere from 2 to 7 days a week. I never get sick of it. I think that’s because I have tried so many different variations and loved almost all of them.

Since it’s Autumn, and I look for any excuse to eat dessert instead of a “real meal”, I whipped up pumpkin pie oatmeal.

You will need:
1/2 cup dry oats
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup pumpkin purée
Ground. cinnamon
2 splenda packets ( or sugar, stevia, equal, whatever)
A few walnuts
Maple syrup or agave nectar

Measure out your oats then put them into a small pot.

Measure and pour in your milk and water.

Cook over medium heat. When it starts to bubble, add in the sweetener, vanilla, pumpkin, and cinnamon.

Stir until fluffy.

Top with maple syrup and walnuts if you like.


Pumpkin Spice Pudding Shots

Okay.  I know that I posted about pudding shots before (see that recipe here).  This recipe is tweaked just a little bit, and they taste ridiculously good, so I’m posting about them…again 😀

It’s definitely autumn in Connecticut.  The leaves are beginning to change color, the air is crisp, and football is what consumes my Sundays (GO NY GIANTS!).  Pumpkin is the official fall flavor.  It seems like every brand has a pumpkin version of its original.  Pudding is clearly no exception.

My friend Lindsey was having a get together on Saturday and called for reinforcements (AKA me).  She’s been dying to try my pudding shot recipe since I first posted it.  I told her to pick up milk, whipped cream vodka, cool whip, canned whipped cream, garnishes and whatever flavor pudding she wanted to try. She bought pistachio, cookies & cream, and pumpkin spice.

She’s not normally camera-shy.  But when I whipped out the camera & started snapping shots of the food, she knew it was blog material.  I told her I wanted her to make a FSL cameo, but this is all she gave me.

She’s like one of the girls from The Price Is Right making the box of pudding look glamorous 😉

I digress…

We made the cookies & cream first and followed the original recipe.

These weren’t topped with whipped cream or crushed oreos yet because we made them the night before.

Next, we made the pistachio.  We also decided that this was the point where we “tested” a few out just to be sure that they were good 😉  We thought that they were a bit too strong.  Yikes!  At this point we decided to cut the recipe for the next batch.  This is what we did:

1 cup whole milk

1 packet pumpkin spice pudding mix

1 regular sized tub of cool whip

1 cup whipped cream vodka

a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

Put all of these ingredients into a big bowl.

Mix Mix Mix

Pour the mix into squeezable shot glasses, garnish with a squirt of whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon!

I triple dog dare you to try to have just one of these.  I’m not kidding.  Instant party in your mouth. Like, for real.

What’s your favorite pumpkin flavored fall dessert?