Pie for Dinner!

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oooomg. Omg? OMG! Dinner was a decadent, dessert lovers dream tonight!

Via the blogger who continues to dole out great food finds on the web, tonight I made Katie’s Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal for dinner!

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This was not oatmeal that kind of tasted like pumpkin pie, or oatmeal with a dallop of pumpkin in it…this was literally like eating a big, warm, sweet slice of pumpkin pie…for dinner. A little unusual, yes, but sometimes you’ve got to mix it up – know what I mean?

I followed Katie’s recipe to a T – except I did not use the optional flax, and I used sliced almonds instead of walnuts. Oh, and I made this into 2 servings instead of 4, because I wanted a bigger, dinner-sized portion. :)

Pre-bake:

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Post-bake:

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Toppings added:

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Warm, pumpkiny, crunchy, sweet HEAVEN – all for 375 calories!

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I ate this as slow as humanly possible, so I could savor every warm and delicious bite. It truly was like eating a slice of Mom’s homemade pumpkin pie, but it had a mere fraction of the butter and sugar that usually goes into the Thanksgiving staple. Plus it incorporated heart healthy oatmeal and vitamin-rich pumpkin!

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I was this close to dalloping a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt on top…but I stopped myself. It would have made this dish a little too much like dessert and it would have masked the crunchy, glazed almonds that were daintily sprinkled on top!

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Katie’s got a winner on her hands with the recipe, folks. Whether you eat it for breakfast, dinner or even dessert – you’re going to love it, I promise!

In other news, all that talk about Halloween candy this morning gave me a hankering for something sweet this afternoon (mmm…yeah, this was before I decided to have pumpkin pie oatmeal for dinner…) This hankering could only be silenced by a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, so I had 3 minis.

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Afterwards I googled “calories in a mini reese’s peanut butter cup” and clicked on the first search result. Guess who I was assaulted by:

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Jillian!! I was all – “Come on Jillian, it’s not as bad as you think. It was just three minis.” She was all – “Who cares! Biggest Losers do not eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!” Then I was like – “Too bad, I love them.” Ahh, nothing like being slapped in the face by a big weight loss add after you just crushed some candy. Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have 33 cals/piece, FYI. :)

So, sugar consumption is slightly high today and veggie consumption is kind of low. It’s ok though – big salad packed for tomorrow.

Have a great night everyone!

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Comments

  1. LOL to both the oatmeal for dinner (a total fave around here!) and the Jillian thing!!

  2. mina 09.24.2009

    i think i make every recipe you post about. i can’t wait to try this!

  3. Sassy Molassy 09.24.2009

    Nice work. Dessert for dinner is NOT a bad idea in my book. This is very fallish. What does Ben do on these days when you have dessert for dinner or something small (like the sweet potato meal from last week)? Does he go along with it or add more food or fend for himself?? I find boys need more food in their belly. :)

  4. Tay 09.24.2009

    Pumpkin oatmeal is my faaavorite, but I’ve never baked it before. I’m definitely trying this out next.

  5. angieinatlanta 09.24.2009

    Oh. My. God! That looks AMAZING! Thanks for the recipe rec!

  6. Lauren 09.24.2009

    Baked Pumpkie Pie Oatmeal? Could it possibly get any better than this? I think NOT!

    Haha, you are too cute! I love that you have “convos” with Jillian. But I’m on your side. Those Reeses were totally worth the little intsy calories. :)

    Have a great Friday tomorrow!!!!

  7. So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Some days you just need a little extra dessert, don’t you think?

  8. coco 09.24.2009

    this is such a fantastic treat kind of dinner~~~ I’m so glad that fall is here and pumpkin is featuring everywhere! :)

  9. Justin Wise 09.24.2009

    Bring the pumpkiny peanut butter thingy to our house for the game on Saturday. I won’t be upset if you do :)

  10. Whit 09.24.2009

    Hahahaha, I totes enjoyed that little Jillian ‘chat’ you had!

  11. shandy 09.24.2009

    oooo. I gotta try that pumpkin pie oatmeal. That looks very tasty.
    But I gotta ask…how did you only eat 3 mini Reese’s? They are my kryptonite.

  12. I’m sooooo making this. I love pumpkin pie and I love pumpkin in the oatmeal. This is the best thing ever!

    LOL Jillian is laughing at you :-)

  13. Stephanie 09.24.2009

    That dinner looks scrumptious! I totally had 2 reese’s minis today too :/ PB + choc is just toooo good!!

  14. Oh my goodness that looks so absolutely amazing!!!!!!

  15. That oatmeal looks fantastic! Jillian yelling at you is too funny! :)

  16. Rachel 09.24.2009

    I have been known to eat oatmeal for dinner… even on days I’d eaten oatmeal for breakfast! Is that crazy? If so, I’m okay with it!

  17. Courtney 09.24.2009

    Bahaha, I love hoe much you love Jillian. :)

  18. Lizzy 09.24.2009

    boy does dinner look awesome, and i think the reese’s were a great addition! i mean come on, peanut butter and chocolate, for reals were talkin buisness.

  19. BroccoliHut 09.24.2009

    Mmm I really want breakfast for dinner now!

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  21. Tyler 09.25.2009

    breakfast food for dinner is the best! i laughed out loud at your jillian michael’s assault…i’m glad you stood up to her and didn’t let her make you feel bed about your candy ;)