Buttery and creamy oatmeal with the flavours of pumpkin butter cannot go wrong, can it? You may replace the pumpkin butter with any fruit or even nut butter of your choice and it will still be a delight to eat.
You make a jar of my pumpkin butter that will take this creamy and buttery oatmeal to another level of Fall deliciousness.
Is pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?
Did you know that tomatoes are considered a fruit? so are eggplants? As per botanists, any product that bears seeds is considered a fruit, so technically pumpkin is a fruit. But because they aren't too sweet and more savoury, we laymen categorize them as vegetables whereas a botanist categorizes them only based on their anatomy.
I often get asked—Why do I call it oatmeal? Is oatmeal same as oats?
Are oats and oatmeal the same?
Mostly eaten for breakfast, oatmeal with added nutritious stuff is a go-to meal for many. I don't have anything against calling it oats but I just feel like I am stating an ingredient rather than a dish.
Can we have oats on a low-carb diet?
Short answer, Yes!
Even during my low-carb eating days, I do include oats, it never hurt. The key is moderation and the secret would be to know how much is too much or just right, which only your stomach can tell and maybe your dietitian. For my bowl of oats, I stick to ⅓ or ½ cups of rolled oats but never more than that. It may look too little to satisfy your hunger but once you load it up with other ingredients that are fat-rich, you will feel satiated.
How to make Pumpkin Butter Oatmeal?
Making buttery and creamy oatmeal is as easy as just adding butter and cream to the bowl of prepared oats. 🙂 Pumpkin Butter is just a flavour profile for this bowl of oatmeal.
- Boil and cook oats with water
- Stir in butter and cream
- Stir in the pumpkin butter
- Add the toppings
If you have never tried adding butter to your oats and you love butter then you just found your new comfort food!
Pumpkin Butter Oatmeal
For the oatmeal
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 cups water
- salt to taste
- 20 grams butter unsalted
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream or any milk
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin butter add more if you want
- Pumpkin seeds chia, pumpkin, sunflower etc.
- chopped nuts walnuts, almonds, etc.
- dried fruits dates, raisins, fig, etc
- Honey optional
- Boil oats and water with salt until cooked completely.
- Switch off and stir in the butter. (if using salted butter then skip the salt in the first step)
- Let it cool to a temperature you like to eat.
- Stir in the heavy cream and pumpkin butter.
- Garnish with the toppings of your choice of nuts, fruits, dry fruits, seeds etc.
- You can replace the pumpkin butter with any nut butter or apple butter
- You can replace half of the water with any kind of milk
- You can replace heavy cream with buttermilk or coconut cream