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Pumpkin Spice Steel-Cut Oats

Pumpkin Spice Steel-Cut Oats
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    servings, about 1 cup each


  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Pumpkin Spice Morsels
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup (5 1/2 oz.) steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pecan pieces, for garnish (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped candied ginger, for garnish (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon raisins or currants, for garnish (optional)


COMBINE morsels and evaporated milk in small, heavy-duty saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring and then whisking frequently for 2 to 3 minutes or until the morsels are completely melted. Stir in salt and reserve.

PREPARE 1 cup of steel-cut oats following the directions on the package. Stir in a generous pinch of salt, maple syrup. Divide the oatmeal between four bowls.

SWIRL in the desired amount of pumpkin spice sauce, top with the pecan, ginger pieces and/or raisins, if desired and serve. Refrigerate any remaining pumpkin spice sauce and warm gently before serving.

NOTES: The oats can be made the night before and warmed up in the morning. Extra sauce can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 5g 8%
  • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 30mg 1%
  • Carbohydrates 46g 15%
  • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 10%
  • Sugars 20g
  • Protein 5g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.