Guest Post: Jenn Eats Cream Cheesy Pumpkin

October 16, 2009

Hello, KERF readers!

Kath inspired me to try pumpkin oatmeal and oatmeal in a jar, so, I’d like to share my "pumpkin oats in a jar" topping experiment with you. I love pumpkin bread or muffins with cream cheese, and thought that it might taste good on pumpkin oats, too. So, I gave it a try and let me tell you, it was AWESOME!

I used an almost-empty jar of Naturally More peanut butter (~2 TBSP left +/-) as my nutty vehicle of choice…


empty jar

I made the oats on the stove top with:

  • 1/2 cup (40g) Quaker 100% rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s 100% pure canned pumpkin
  • 1 medium banana
  • Dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 packets Truvia zero calorie sweetener

The toppings:

  • 1 TBSP Philadelphia 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 7g unsalted peanuts
  • 5g roasted & salted pumpkin seeds

Cooked jar 3

toppings jars 5

toppings jar 6

spoon 7

placemat 4

If you like pumpkin bread/muffins with cream cheese, then I highly recommend trying your pumpkin oats with cream cheese on top, it’s heavenly!

And yes, that is just plain water in my cup. LOL



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1 Diana October 16, 2009 at 10:02 am

Hey Jenn, great to “see” you here ;)
Those oats look so good :)


2 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 16, 2009 at 10:02 am

I LOVE naturally more pb! never thought to add cream cheese to the mix…looks and sounds delish.


3 ellen eats beets October 16, 2009 at 10:03 am

OMG those oats are TDF!!! I never thought to add cream cheese, but that’s definitely going to change.


4 Beth @ DiningAndDishing October 16, 2009 at 10:11 am

Ohh I never thought of cream cheese on oatmeal but it actually sounds so good! Great post :O)


5 Tay October 16, 2009 at 10:16 am

Mmm I love my oats with cream cheese on top! Especially pumpkin cream cheese :-)


6 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 16, 2009 at 10:23 am

Ahh! I’ve been dreaming of pumpkin & cream cheese on toast–but i think your way trumps that!!


7 Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life October 16, 2009 at 10:26 am

I have never thought of putting cream cheese on my oats.. BUT I am defiantly going to try it :-)


8 Stephanie October 16, 2009 at 10:29 am

oh ive done this before, and man oh man was it good! pumpkin + cream cheese is a match made in heaven :) i even made cookies with the combo too!


9 Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 16, 2009 at 10:29 am

Looks amazing!


10 Pam October 16, 2009 at 10:37 am

Wholly Yum!


11 Lindsay October 16, 2009 at 10:51 am

Those oats look fantastic! I love pumpkin cream cheese muffins, I bet your oats would be right up my alley!


12 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans October 16, 2009 at 10:51 am

swooooon! that breakfast looks incredible! thank you for the idea!


13 Daria @ Daria Can Cook October 16, 2009 at 10:54 am

Oh snap that looks good!


14 Kath October 16, 2009 at 11:05 am

My own blog has me craving oats!!!


15 Brynne October 16, 2009 at 11:06 am

wow those look and sound amazinggg!


16 Seth @ Boy Meets Food October 16, 2009 at 11:08 am

What a great idea. I love this time of year, with all of the pumpkin recipes popping up everywhere!

I wonder how it would be with fresh pumpkin (cooked of course). I love buying up a bunch of pumpkins now while they are cheap. I try to cook them and freeze so I can use them throughout the year, and avoid the canned stuff.


17 Food Makes Fun Fuel October 16, 2009 at 11:15 am

Delicious. I did pumpkin oats in a butter toffee peanut butter jar a few weeks ago–heavenly


18 Eileen October 16, 2009 at 11:16 am

Wow, this looks yummy and I’m so going to adjust it a bit (no nanner too carbtastic for this diabetic) and give it a try! I adore pumpkin anything!


19 Amelia October 16, 2009 at 11:21 am

Never thought of adding cream cheese to oats! Soo tempting. :)


20 AnnQ October 16, 2009 at 11:21 am

Now I’m seriously craving those Oats! :-)


21 skinnyrunner October 16, 2009 at 11:27 am

that looks delicious! i love pumpkin and cream cheese, mostly in the form of cakes, rolls, cookies…. yum


22 Jenna October 16, 2009 at 11:57 am

mmm! looks great! i love naturally more pb! although i haven’t tried the organic one yet!


23 eliza October 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm

love your pumpkin oats! cream cheese is such a genius addition, and naturally more PB is such a great product.

have a great friday Kath


24 Paige@ RunningAroundNormal October 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm

That looked amazing! I’m dying to try that type of nut butter.


25 Stacie October 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

This sounds soooo great and I think I will try it really soon. So you did not use any liquid to make the oats or you cooked them and then added pumpkin, banana…?


26 Jenn (www. ) October 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Thanks, everyone! :mrgreen:

Stacie: I boiled 1 cup of water, then added the oats, banana, pumpkin, sweetener and pumpkin pie spice and cooked it all together, mixing and mashing the banana and pumpkin as it cooked down. Sorry, I should have mentioned that! :)



27 Christy October 16, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Never have thought about adding cream cheese… interesting!


28 Andee (Runtolive) October 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Sounds like the perfect fall breakfast. Thanks for the great idea!


29 on the rocks October 16, 2009 at 5:35 pm

the addition of cream cheese sounds great!


30 Cynthia (It All Changes) October 16, 2009 at 6:20 pm

I never thought of this but I love cream cheese on pumpkin bread and cream cheese frosting on the mufins. Thanks for the awesome idea!


31 Simply Life October 16, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Wow, I’ve never known so many delicious ways to eat oats -thanks for all the wonderful ways to start the day!


32 Meghan@traveleatlove October 16, 2009 at 6:24 pm

I have never had cream cheese in oats, but this looks sooooo good!


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