First thing, the winners drawn last week in the Real Jules, Real Good Giveaway did not contact me so I did a re-draw. Jennifer C. and Chris, congratulations on winning gfJules™ Instant Gluten-Free Oats! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address by next week Wednesday, January 28th, 5pm EST. Jennifer, I hope you and your daughter enjoy the oats. Chris, I hope you like the oats as much as you like Jules’ flour.
The first thing I made with oats while trying them out was this Pumpkin Maple Bacon Oatmeal. I had homemade pureed pumpkin in the refrigerator to make risotto, but I knew I had enough for a hot bowl of oatmeal. And if you’ve followed me for awhile, you know how much I like the pumpkin maple bacon combination. Plus, it’s been some time since my last pumpkin recipe.
Pumpkin Maple Bacon Oatmeal – serves 1-2
1 cup water
1/2 cup gluten-free oats
1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add oats and stir occasionally. Once most of the water is absorbed, add pumpkin, salt, and maple syrup. Cook until the oatmeal reaches your desired consistency. Dish into a bowl and crumble at least one piece of bacon on top.