The Ms Smith – oatmeal with my signature topping!

After this morning’s appearance on Breakfast TV Toronto I’ve had a ton of emails asking for the version of oatmeal that I am loving right now.

So here is the Ms Smith!

1 serving of cooked oatmeal – about 3/4 cup

2 -3 tablespoonfuls of pure pumpkin puree – not pumpkin pie filling! – see note below

1 small handful of walnuts – about 2-4 tbsp

1 heaping teaspoonful of ground flaxseed

Drizzle of maple syrup or honey

Sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

  1.  Put the cooked oatmeal into a bowl and top with everything! Easy! Tastes like the fall!

Pure pumpkin puree comes canned. I buy a small can to use during the week. Remove the puree from the can and spoon into a resealable container, can be stored in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. Or you can freeze leftovers. If you grow pumpkin cook, mash, and freeze in 2 – 3 tbsp portions. Thaw the night before in the fridge.

And here is the link to the segment. Click here to watch Ms Smith in action!

Posted in Recipes Recently Seen on TV
4 comments on “The Ms Smith – oatmeal with my signature topping!
  1. Carla says:

    Hi Marilyn,
    How are you? I love watching you on Cityline and BT. You are so great!
    Thanks for the recipe. Question about the pumpkin puree. Can I buy this already made? Or best to make it? Not sure. I don’t have a recipe for making it either. Let me know.

  2. Mairlyn says:

    Hi Carla,

    Great question!
    Pumpkin puree comes in a can. There are several different companies who can it. ED Smith or Libby’s both make a 100% pure pumpkin puree.
    I buy a can, remove the puree and place it in a resealable container and store it in the fridge. Depending on how crowded your fridge it it can last up to 3-5 days.
    If you grow pumpkins you can cook, mash and then freeze it.
    Some people look for canned pumpkin and end up buying pumpkin pie filling – that’s a big no-no for this recipe! The pie filling had tons of sugar added to it – you want the 100% pure pumpkin puree.

    Hope that helps!

    Peace, love and fibre,

  3. Lana says:

    Where does one buy pumpkin pie spice? I looked for it in the baking and spice aisle at Walmart, but I couldn’t find it. I don’t want to buy the spices seperately (cinnamon, ginger…) because I won’t use it up…

  4. Mairlyn says:

    Hi Lana,

    Clubhouse makes the spice combo. Its a little of bit of this and a little bit of that – cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger…
    I got mine at my local Metro grocery store.

    Peace, love and fibre,

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