BBQ Pumpkin Oats

Happy Friday, pumpkins! 

Yep, that’s right…today you are all my little squashies! I’ll let you guys decide on which variety you want to be and we’ll have a dress rehearsal for the pumpkin parade following this post, mmkay?

Wait, is that a bit STRANGE?

Strange But Good S2TT

But that’s a GOOD thing around here, isn’t it? 😉

You can’t beat us, so you might as JOIN us!

Head on over to Laura’s blog for all the details in linking up with us weirdos every Friday…or if you haven’t quite hit non-conformist foodie status, you can at least check out the links, cover your mouth, shake your head, and then wonder…

Could it REALLY be as delicious as they say?

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Oh yes…yes it CAN!

Now I have to say that I don’t think this recipe is strange in the LEAST, but I’ve been enjoying bowls of savory oats for over two years now. And well, I know there’s still a few of you out there who need convincing…

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What if I topped it with a drippy egg?

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Because really, that’s ALL the convincing I would need! 😉

Stop. Open your mind.

Oatmeal really is JUST another grain…and if you think about it, a biscuit with egg and cheese can be JUST as good as one covered with jam!

BBQ Pumpkin Oats

by Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5-6 minutes

Keywords: microwave breakfast high fiber no sugar added low-sodium pumpkin puree fall winter

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt-free BBQ seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
  • dash of liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • fresh ground pepper

Instructions

1. Using your preferred method, poach or fry your egg and then set aside.
2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine oats, water, pumpkin puree, and spices and stir well.
3. Cook on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring halfway through, until it reaches desired consistency.
4. Stir in nutritional yeast and top with poached egg, parsley, and fresh ground pepper.
5. Break the yolk, pause to admire the beauty, grab a spoon and enjoy!

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Nutritional stats for one bowl WITH egg:

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Now THAT is a thing of beauty!

And for under 3oo calories, it is SO incredibly (edible-y egg?) filling!

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The combination of the pumpkin, the smokey flavor of barbecue, and the nutty cheesy taste of the nutritional yeast is amazing, but mixed with the yolky goodness of a perfectly poached egg?

I stopped. I closed my eyes. I let out a moan.

And that’s no japery! 😉

Have you ever tried savory oats before? If so, what are your favorite toppings/mix-ins?
I gotta have my egg, but I also love blending it up with spinach and topping it with salsa and avocadomixed veggies, or maybe even some Broccoli ‘n Cheese Sauce! 😀

What’s your favorite type of squash?
Kabocha all the way!

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