½ cup old fashioned oats
½ cup milk
1 ripe banana, sliced (mash if microwaving)
2 hefty shakes of cinnamon
¼ cup pureed canned pumpkin
1 small shake ground cloves
1 small shake ground nutmeg
Handful frozen blueberries (optional)
Handful of pecans and dried cranberries (optional)
Put the oats, milk, sliced banana and cinnamon into a small pot on the stove. (This will also work in the microwave – simply combine all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 2 minutes).
Stir continuously over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture gets thick and creamy (and starts slightly bubbling). Stir in the frozen blueberries, now, if you like.
Turn down the heat to medium low and add in the canned pumpkin and a small shake each of ground cloves and ground nutmeg. These two spices make this recipe – don’t skip them!
Serve hot and enjoy!