Canned pumpkin is a convenient and easy option for cooking things like pumpkin steel-cut oats. If you’d rather cook with a whole pumpkin, Sugar Pie pumpkin is the most common variety to work with; these are usually smaller and sweeter than pumpkins used for carving. Other pumpkins you can try out include Kabocha, Cinderella, Long Island Cheese, New England Pie, Jarrahdale and Provence.
Check out the following simple recipe for pumpkin steel-cut oats, which is a healthy and delicious breakfast option.
Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 1/2 can pumpkin
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 4 cups water (or skim or soy milk)
- 8 figs, sliced
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- Prepare steel-cut oats according to directions on package.
- When oats are almost done, stir in pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Top with figs and walnuts.