Football and Food

November 6, 2011 at 7:44 pm 3 comments

The weekend began with waking up at 6am in order to tailgate at the MSU Vs. Minnesota game. We ended up getting there around 9 am to meet up with friends, and eat some delicious food which included Philly steak sandwiches. My cousins were also close by tailgating, so we headed on over to say hi. The game was slightly boring so we ended up leaving at half-time, plus MSU played very disappointingly, however ended up winning the game. We looked at new cars then went to my parents house for dinner.

Normally I am a cold cereal or english muffin person in the morning, it is fast and easy when you have to get up and ready for work in the morning. I was ready for a change related to this cold weather that has come upon us, so I found this recipe a while ago and today was the perfect time to make it. It includes pumpkin, which I am a big fan of this time of the year and will be trying to incorporate more often into my recipes.

The name of the recipe says it all, if you like pumpkin pie you have to make this for breakfast. The smooth creaminess of the pumpkin was so good with the coarseness of the oats, and the subtile crunch of the brown sugar topping. Add a hot cup of coffee and there cannot be a better way to start your morning.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

(Servings 6-8)

  • 2 cup old fashioned oats, not quick cook
  • 2 Tbs whole flax seeds, optional
  • 5 Tbs brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tsp butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cup milk


  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
  • 4 tsp butter, softened
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 8×8 baking dish.

In a medium sized bowel combine the vanilla, butter, pumpkin,milk, brown sugar, salt and spices. Whisk thoroughly. Add oats and stir until combined.

Pour mixture into baking dish and place into oven. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the topping: chopped pecans, butter, and brown sugar. After the oatmeal has baked for 15 minutes, remove and pour topping mixture evenly over dish. Bake and additional 12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Susie  |  November 7, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Wow! I can not wait to make this. My family will love it! It is a healthy dessert you eat for breakfast. 🙂 Yummy!

    • 2. scrumdillyicious  |  November 7, 2011 at 2:06 am

      Yes it is like eating dessert for breakfast, you have to make this!! I cannot wait to have the leftovers tomorrow morning.

  • 3. Susie  |  November 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Great to know it can be reheated. I am making this soon.


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