Pumpkin cranberry oats – Porridge


Oats pumpkin porridge2


Pumpkin cranberries make a delicious fall pairing. This is an indulgent weekend breakfast completed at weekday morning speed. This is super simple, just throw all the ingredients into the pot and cook breakfast done in 10 minutes.  You get HOT FAST breakfast without having to worry about being late for work. Breakfast that tastes like a dessert and healthy like a bowl of oatmeal?.  It tastes a lot like a yummy slice of pumpkin pie.

Health Benefits:

Pumpkin – like most winter squash – is low in calories, high in fiber, and rich in beta carotene. Pumpkin also contains a lesser-known carotenoid which might help prevent lung cancer.

Preparation time- 5 minutes
Cooking time- 15 minutes


  • Rolled oats-1cup
  • Milk of choice-1 ½-2cups
  • Dates molasses-2-3tbsp (can also substitute with chopped dates)
  • Pumpkin puree-1/2cup (link)
  • Vanilla extract-1tsp
  • Ground cinnamon-1/2tsp
  • Crushed mace.javitri-1petal (alternatively ground nutmeg can also be used)
  • Salt- pinch
  • Cranberries- a handful

For serving:

  • Honey (optional)
  • Pumpkin seeds (or nuts can also be used)


  • In a pan/ skillet dry roast oats for 2-3minutes on low medium flame.
  • Then transfer the roasted oats on the plate/dish and in the same pan bring milk to boil.
  • Once milk comes to boil add in oats and cook on a medium heat for 4-5minutes
  • Then add dates molasses or dates, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg/javitri and salt, mix well until well combined.
  • When you are pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, stir in half of the cranberries and then transfer to a bowl. Drizzle some honey and top with pumpkin seeds (or nuts)


  • Consistency and sweet taste can be personalised as per the taste

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on November 15, 2014, in Breakfast, Breakfast, Indian, International. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. This sounds amazing Chitra! I love oatmeal and mixing things in it!

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  2. Quick ‘n healthy, I like! 🙂


  3. I make steel cut oatmeal with pumpkin and cranberries! It is a fall favorite for sure.


  4. This looks really good!!

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  5. I love pumpkin dishes, this is so unique, healthy and looks delicious, thank for your the idea 🙂


  6. This sounds SOOO good! I have frozen pumpkin puree in the freezer and am always look for new ways to use it. I know I’ll love it in this oatmeal recipe. Thanks!


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