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Pumpkin Cream Cereal

Oh weekend.

You have been so fabulous.

Today I was entertained with TV, old Friends episodes, a blanket + a pillow. 

And food.

The last scoop of pumpkin was begging to be used up.  

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But how?

I was in the mood for something a little more creative than pumpkin oatmeal

Popped amaranth came to mind, but how could I make it pumpkiny? 

By making pumpkin spiced cream, that’s how!

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I popped 1/3c raw amaranth, which produced this massive bowl of fluffy crunch.

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Walnuts + banana were added.

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Then a little honey for sweetness + coconut butter because it’s delicious.

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And of course, the pumpkin cream.

Bursting with warmth + flavor from the spices.

Thickened from the pumpkin, and slightly sweet from the banana.

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2 of my favorite worlds have just collided.

cereal + pumpkin 

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Pumpkin Cream Cereal

  • 1/4-1/3c raw amaranth [popped amaranth tutorial] = 1 1/2-2c popped
  • 1c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2t vanilla
  • 1/3c pumpkin puree, chilled
  • 2-3” banana piece
  • 3/4-1t cinnamon
  • 1/8-1/4t ginger
  • pinch of all-spice/nutmeg
  • 1.5t honey
  1. Pop amaranth and place in a bowl.  *cool if the fridge/freezer if desired
  2. In a blender, blend milk, pumpkin, banana, vanilla + spices until smooth.  *blend honey into mixture or drizzle on top
  3. Taste + add more spices if desired.  Also feel free to add in protein powder if desired.
  4. Top cereal with desired toppings + pumpkin cream.

It was nearly impossible not to chug the pumpkin cream straight from the blender.

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As if pumpkin wasn’t cool enough.

Somehow, it just got cooler.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


Reader Comments (59)

It's pumpkin season, isn't it!

I am not even a huge pumpkin lover (I know, crazy but true...the only one in the 'sphere I think) but gosh this cereal looks delish. The CREAMY factor rocks!

This looks like a dream! Kind of like you put melted nut butter in a bowl with cereal... mmm :)

Pumpkin cream!? Why have I not thought of this?! Amazing idea :)

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren @ What Lauren Likes

AHHHHH. That looks AWESOME. I must try this, when I'm not chugging Mama Pea's pumpkin spice lattes by the bowl. ;)

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterally@girlVfood

Just when I thought that the blogworld had created all the pumpkin recipes possible... and then you come up with this! It looks amazing. I can't wait to crack open a can of pumpkin. :D

This is excellent! Will be making it with a scoop of pulled wheat in the pantry. Thanks!

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

Puffed* wheat #howiloveautocorrect

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

Now that sounds like a great way to celebrate the beginning of fall and a fabulous weekend! I love just about anything pumpkin and I definitely love anything sweet pumpkin!

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

fancy pumpkin!!

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterkL---CEE

My breakfast plans have now changed. This looks amazing.

That last picture is incredible. I love it.

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate

oh gosh this looks too easy and delicious. I wonder if whipping pumpkin with heavy cream could make a whipped cream, or it might weigh it down too much.

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkatie @KatieDid

I have had such a difficult relationship with pumpkin this weekend! First I go to my grocery store and -get this- they don't carry it! So I went off to my next store and thank heavens they did! Now I can make pumpkin cream!

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ Jess Go Bananas

I am SO done with Summer fruits! Bring on the pumpkin and apples! :-D

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErika - The Teenage Taste

Yum! I need to pick up some pumpkin at the grocery store ASAP!

wow, that looks fantastic! i tried popping amaranth once and it definitely got scorched! i need to try it again sometime. or just have you come over and give me a lesson ;-).

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren A. @ Newest Obsession

Yeah for pumpkin! That looks like such a huge bowl of amaranth! But delicious nonetheless. :-)

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlaina

Oyyyy popped amaranth, you elude me!!! I cannot pop it to save my life.. it's remains barely popped and burnt :( I want this bowl so bad!

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

Oh my, you have no idea how you are encouraging my pumpkin fetish. This is going in my iced coffee (gah, can you imagine??), over cereal, as french toast batter...It's finally pumpkin season and I am unleashed!! :D

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Can't wait to try this!! I'm so excited for Fall and pumpkin everything :)

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

made your pumpkin oats this morning. so tasty! cereal may be next on my list :D

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie (Accidently Delish)

YUUUUM. I'm obsessed with pumpkin. Writing this one down!

That's so creative! It looks absolutely delicious, too.

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary @ Bites and Bliss

The pumpkin cream recipe would make an excellent smoothie!

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

This cereal looks so good! I love your banana cream cereal recipe, and this looks like the perfect fall version! Great timing too - I just opened a big can of pumpkin to make a pumpkin buckwheat bake (one of my favorites). With this recipe and your pumpkin oatmeal, I'll have no problem using it up!

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKerry

Yum!I think I know what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow :)

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGloria

Oooh such deliciousness. I've been wanting to pop my amaranth for forever...well, since you posted how to do it. :-) This gives me even more incentive to get off my lazy butt and go for it.

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

YUM! Need to make this asap...missing my popped amaranth. I have been craving pumpkin like crazy, body must now what is coming, haha

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPure2raw twins

Thank God for pumpkin season!

I definitely want to try your vegan pumpkin french toast! Loooks good :)

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLorin

Have you ever tried making popped amaranth in an air popcorn popper? I was wondering if it would work.

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha

Can't wait to try amaranth! No stores in my area carry it, so I have to order offline!

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

No, but I've actually heard bad things about it! Apparently since it's such a small seed/grain it gets stuck everywhere when it pops! Works like a charm in a regular pot though. :)

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

You must try that recipe! :)

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I know it's so funny how my tastes change with the season. When strawberries are here, then cherries, etc, I feel like I never want to let go of them, but then the next fruit is ready and so am I. haha

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Oh yah...the banana cream was good, but this is better!!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley


September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

mmmm french toast batter!!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

It definitely doesn't pop big at all. It's still very tiny! If it doesn't start popping within 1-5 seconds when you add it to the pot, the heat is not hot enough. When the heat isn't hot enough, it usually sits in the pan too long and burns. I don't add in the amaranth until the pan is fully heated. Maybe that will help?? Good luck!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Yesss, you need to try it again!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I couldn't believe there were already apples at our market this weekend!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

So glad you found it!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I doubt you could whip it with the heavy cream, but you could probably fold some in after with pumpkin spices.

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks so much Cait!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Hahahaa, I was confused until I saw your second comment. ;)

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks girl! :) I have another original pumpkin recipe coming soon!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Ohhhh yes, those are delicious!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I just bought 3 new cans of pumpkin, in addition to my stash! I think this is the perfect recipe to break it out for :)

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn@TheTieDyeFIles

I'm envisioning this pumpkin cream in many things, like coffee or tea or in a smoothie. Mmm! Can't wait to try it out!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarissa

Just had this morning with local and organic figs, pumpkin seeds and coconut butter.
Perfect combo and definitely going on my fall breakfast rotations :)
Thanks again, Ashley! :)

September 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNamaste Gurl

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