Welcome to ABC's and Allergies! I hope you will enjoy some of my thoughts and experiences with allergies and homeschooling, and try out some of my recipes. I have found a new passion for creating excellent meals that are free of Mandie's allergens, and are so yummy no one realizes they are "allergen free". I am also passionate about raising awareness of food allergies, and raising money for FAAN.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pumpkin Oatmeal

2 cups old fashioned oats (we use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oats)
1 cup pumpkin
4 cups water
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 Tbsp. freshly ground nutmeg
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves
2 tsp. vanilla
Optional toppings: brown sugar, flax meal, toasted pecans or walnuts, dried cranberries, milk of choice, etc.

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Boil, stirring, for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.

Topped with brown sugar, flax meal,  pecans, dried cranberries, and almond milk.

VARIATIONS:   Applesauce Oatmeal: add 1 cup of applesauce (I use homemade, chunky w/lots of cinnamon) and 2 Tbs. of cinnamon and 1 Tbsp. nutmeg. 
Blueberry Oatmeal: 1 cup pureed blueberries, 1 Tbsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
Also good with pureed pears or peaches.


  1. mmm... sounds yummy I will deffinatly have to give this a try :) with a few adjustment it would make a yummy cookie / breakfast bar too I think :)

  2. MMMMm! Sounds awesome, Michelle! Please let me know when you try them and how they turn out!