September 7, 2011

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!

0 Comments on “The Ms Smith – oatmeal with my signature topping!

September 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm

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.

September 8, 2011 at 6:43 am

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,

December 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

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…

December 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm

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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