I am a stone oatmeal fiend. I get up extra early every morning just to make my special oatmeal for the family. Also, I love pumpkins. So when I saw this recipe for cooking oatmeal inside a sugar pumpkin, with optional kid-involvement, I began to dribble and drool copiously.
Preheat oven 375 degrees. Start by carefully cutting the top off your pumpkin and cleaning the insides out. (Save the seeds for later - recipe to come!) Combine all remaining ingredients (except the sugar for sprinkling and milk for splashing) in a large bowl. Stir well and divide batter evenly between the two pumpkins. Sprinkle lightly with brown sugar. Place both pumpkins on a cookie sheet and bake for 45 mins to an hour or until pumpkin is soft enough to scoop and oatmeal is done. After it was done, we added a splash of milk.Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal (via Craft)
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