Pumpkin porridge
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Pumpkin & Pecan Porridge Recipe

Pumpkin porridge
Pumpkin porridge with a honey and pecan topping.

Stay with my folks. Pumpkin porridge really is delicious and has a delicious sweet taste of autumn.

When I made it I was just honestly experimenting and had very little faith in the flavour but once put together I was more than pleasantly surprised

Since discovering that the carving pumpkins you see stacked up at the front of all the supermarkets are not the ones you are supposed to cook with. I have been obsessed with making all sorts of pumpkin-based delights.

Nutritious and delicious using fresh pumpkin puree.

This pumpkin porridge recipe is not only delicious but healthy and a great way to start ( or end- if like me your prone to a hot snack before bed) the day.

Pumpkin puree
Enjoy the taste or autumn whenever you want with this homemade pumpkin puree

Ingredients

40g Porridge oats
1tbsp Sugar
1tbsp Pecans (or any chopped nuts)
300g milk
3tbspPumpkin puree
2tsp Pumpkin spice (and a sprinkle for the top
Or a mix of Ginger, Allspice, Cloves, Nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.
1tbsp Honey or Maple syrup

Method

Start by putting the oats in a dry pan on the heat and toast for 1 minute.

Add the milk and bring to the boil, turn the heat down and simmer for 3-6 minutes ( or as stated on your packet)

While it’s cooking bash your pecans in a pestle and mortar or in a bowl with the end of a rolling pin until crushed. ( unless your using ready chopped)

When thickened add the puree and Pumpkin spice and heat through ( add more milk if it starts to thicken too much)

Add the sugar to taste. Dont for get you are going to drizzle Honey/Maple syrup on the top so go easy on the sugar.

When cooked through and you’re happy with the consistency, pour into a bowl.

Sprinkle over your crushed nuts, drizzle with a little honey or maple syrup for a lower GI

Add a dollop more pumpkin puree and did in

Enjoy !


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