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PCRM Recipe of the Week

January 13, 2011

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Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is touted for being a heart-healthy food, but why? Oats have a significant amount of soluble fiber, the type of fiber that helps to pull cholesterol out of your body. Serve this warm breakfast staple with nondairy milk and for a special treat try pumpkin spice flavored soymilk. Add a pinch of ground cloves to pack in extra flavor.

Directions

Makes 4 servings

2 cups old-fashioned oats
4 cups water
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons agave nectar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in saucepan.

Cook over medium heat until liquid is mostly absorbed, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information

Per serving (1/4 of recipe):

274 calories
3.1 g fat
0.6 g saturated fat
9.6% calories from fat
0 mg cholesterol

6.5 g protein
58.4 g carbohydrate
20.7 g sugar
8.2 g fiber
 
28 mg sodium
105 mg calcium
3.6 mg iron
3 mg vitamin C
4254 mcg beta-carotene
1 mg vitamin E

Recipe from The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, M.D. and Robyn Webb

 

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