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Hot Pumpkin “Cereal”


I miss oatmeal, you soak it overnight and then it takes only a few minutes to make a hot and delicious breakfast. With a longing for a quick and easy hot breakfast I created a grain-free porridge that my kids and I love. I have an abundance of pumpkin and I am excited to have a new way to eat it, one that is just as easy as my beloved oatmeal and fills me up just as well. I serve this with a large dollop of pastured, cultured butter and sometimes with a bit of cream. It isn’t very sweet, you may find that you prefer a little additional maple syrup drizzled on top, but I am happily at a point in my life where I find it just sweet enough.


Hot Pumpkin “Cereal”

2 cups Pumpkin Puree

4 ounces yogurt cheese or cream cheese

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

Dash of ground cloves

¼ cup maple syrup or honey

1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut

½ cup ground flax seed (or flax seed meal)


Heat pumpkin puree and cheese in a saucepan over medium heat, stir until the cheese is melted and combined (yogurt cheese tends to have a lumpier end result than cream cheese, but it still tastes great). Add the spices and stir until fragrant. Add the remaining ingredients and cook until you reach your desired consistency, for me it takes about 3 minutes. Serve hot with butter and any other desired topping.

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My 11 month old truly enjoyed his Hot Pumpkin Cereal, he finished all of this and then signed for more!

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Reader Comments (5)

What a great idea - I sometimes have yogurt cheese DEEP in the fridge which is too tangy to eat. This is the perfect solution!

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

VERY good recipe. Of course, my daughters, who love soaked hot cereals, were eyeing me suspiciously when I started making this. My son, who loves all things odd, was STOKED about this recipe when he saw me looking at it. The boy's favorite food besides my mac and cheese is baby greens salad with smoked tomato dressing and dulse chips on the side. Seriously. Santa put dulse in his stocking. Zach said "Best Christmas EVER!" lol

I used 1 can organic pureed sweet potatoes (75 cents after Christmas at World Market!!), added 1 egg, used 1/2 cup yogurt cause my kids ate all the yogurt cheese, and added 1/4 t. vanilla.

I didn't cook the raw honey but instead added it on top for two reasons:
1. To keep it raw
2. Because for some reason the kids think they're getting away with something when they see the sweetener. They really get less when I add it on top. Just a teaspoon and they think it's a treat.

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

I am so glad you tried it. I have added egg yolk at the end for extra nutrition. Great idea putting the honey on top, I've made it with the maple syrup because my youngest is still under 1, I am looking forward to using more honey once he is a little older. Did your daughters enjoy it?

January 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterLeah Rae Verde

Ohhh, totally loved it. This morning I'm using butternut squash and maple syrup. Honestly, very good recipe! Thank you for the awesome website. I'm 'grateful' for it! ;-)

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

Butternut squash sounds wonderful, I am looking forward to trying that variation. We actually had this for breakfast this morning with some crispy walnuts sprinkled on top.

January 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterLeah Rae Verde

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