Friday, October 14, 2011

A recipe Challenge - Curried pumpkin spice baked oatmeal

B Healthy with B has an October food challenge, to create a meal(s) using 7 ingredients prechosen ingredients. I love a good challenge and fitting things into my meal plan so off I went!

My ingredients:
30 grams quick oats
22 grams yam
57 grams pumpkin puree (I used fresh not canned)
25 grams apple, peeled
20 grams fresh cranberries, chopped
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp red curry powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
sweetener of choice (I like raw stevia or agave but I think brown sugar would really be perfect for this)
dash cinnamon

What I did
mixed pumpkin and yams with the spices (except the cinnamon!) then added in the cranberries, apples & oats. Mix well then add in water (I would say more than 1/4c less than 1/2c as the pumpkin is watery). Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes and it will come out of the pan very nicely. I use a glass bread pan but really any small dish will do the trick. This is a small serving (which fits my personal meal plan) but can easily be doubled or tripled for more volume.

What it looks like:

How it tastes:
It's almost like a gingerbread cookie with fruit in it. My original dish I added allspice and cloves (1/8tsp each) for extra spice since I do not use sugar and limit the other sweeteners. I think if I do this again with those 2 added spices I may also add a sprinkle of ginger powder. If you try this with the added spices I think a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top would be divine!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this looks fantastic! I am so going to try it soon, and it is the perfect size since I don't think the monkey would go for it. Thanks for participating! :)