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!