About this recipe: This is a hearty porridge with warming spices that is perfect for chilly autumn and winter mornings. It's quick and easy to make in the microwave and will surely stick with you till lunchtime.
Pumpkin pie spice is a combination of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves; in a pinch you can use mixed spice, or a pinch each of the individual spices.
My favourite porridge! I make it with water and sweetener, then add soya milk afterwards love it! - 03 Sep 2011
YUMMY!!! I have to disagree about the "raw pumpkin" taste other reviewers mentioned. I scaled recipe to 1 serving used 1/2 c. regular rolled oats, 1/2 c. milk, 1/2 c. water. Added pumpkin and spices (didn't have pie spice) and 1/4 c. raisins. My secret ingredient a dash of salt. Never make oatmeal without it-brings out the flavors. Microwaved for 5:30 mins. on high. Added 1 Tbs. maple syrup at end. Omitted cinnamon sugar. This will be in my regular breakfast rotation from now on. Thanks for the recipe! - 04 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
If you make this oatmeal the way it is written, it is very bland and hard. I ended up adding more milk, because the oatmeal was in a big, hard lump. I also added a little salt, which helped bring out the flavors. It was still really bland, so I added extra pumpkin, and doubled the amount of pumpkin pie spice. This helped a lot. I also sprinkled the top of the oatmeal with a generous amount of extra cinnamon sugar. With these alterations, the oatmeal is very, very good. The pumpkin gives it a smooth, almost velvety texture. I will be making this again, but with these changes. Thanks for sharing! - 01 Jun 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)