I seem to think of using pumpkin when Fall is officially here and visual at the market. Making me want to take them home to decorate, display and eat them. I did buy a pie pumpkin a couple of days ago but ended up using canned pumpkin for this Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal. This is the first time I have cooked oatmeal in the crock pot and very pleased I did. It was like eating a Pumpkin Spice Muffin in a bowl. Warm and soft and quite filling. This is definitely a keeper and will be made often.
Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
1 cup steel cut oats
3 – 1/2 cups milk
1 cup pumpkin, not the filling
1/2 cup applesauce
3/4 to 1 cup brown sugar, homemade
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 – 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Spray crock pot with non-stick spray or rub with margarine. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together, pour in crock pot. Or, mix in crock pot. Cook on low 8 hours. Serve warm with dried fruit or nuts.