A Very Grainy Breakfast – Another Challenge Dish

I am so sleepy this morning!  I tossed and turned all night and I'm not sure I slept more than a couple hours all in all.  Not sure what's with me!


I decided to try to at least start my day right with a nice, grainy breakfast.


After gathering some advice from Kath (thanks girlie!) last night on how best to prepare it, I made my first ever bowl of Pumpkin Oatmeal!  This will count as my second dish for my weekly food challenge (click for details).  Here's what I put in it if you want to re-create this:

Pre-cooking (stir together the following):

Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.


  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp 2% milk
  • Top with another sprinkle of pumpkin seeds
  • and a drizzle of maple syrup

I was surprised at how good the pumpkin oatmeal really was.  The first time I saw it on Kath's blog, I thought it looked kinda weird and I was scared to try it.  But, I don't like to knock anything without trying it for myself and I'm so glad I gave this a go.  Since I didn't put too much pumpkin in, it didn't taste overwhelming like pumpkin…just different.  If you're afraid to try this, maybe just put a wee bit of pumpkin in to start?  Like a tsp or something?  Seriously, you should try this one out…especially if you're getting bored with your current oatmeal eats.  Oh, and the pumpkin turned my oats a beautiful, bright orange color that was fun to look at while I ate.  The pumpkin seeds gave the oatmeal a nice texture, too. 


Even though I knew the bowl of oats would fill me up, I couldn't resist toasting up a piece of the High Fiber bread we got from Kath and Matt (thanks guys!) last night.  Look at all those great grains!  The texture is fabulous!  I topped mine with a little butter.


I also set aside this pumpkin muffin to come to room temp (it was in the fridge last night).  I don't know what I was thinking when I gathered it with my other breakfast items.  I am so stuffed, I couldn't possibly eat this.  Good thing it will make a nice snack later!  Yum!

Ok, off to run errands and continue to attempt to get organized!

5 thoughts on “A Very Grainy Breakfast – Another Challenge Dish”

  1. Hi! I just found your blog through Kath eats and am liking it very much! I recently started my own blog, which is a work in progress but lots and lots of fun even though I don't have many readers. I'm looking forward to the pumpkin oatmeal. Maybe another challenge could be lamb kabobs and sumac? I definitely had a challenge just trying to find the spice! Thanks for the great blog!
    -kristen 🙂


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