Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pumpkin Cream of Wheat - Giant Breakfast!

Today's breakfast ended up way bigger than I thought it would be! I decided on Cream of Wheat for a change. So, I took a cue from Monday's nutty nugget oatmeal and combined:

1/4 cup Nutty Nuggets (store brand GrapeNuts)
3 tablespoons slow cook Cream of Wheat
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 cups water

After cooking, I stirred in
13 grams of Designer Whey unflavored protein powder
1/2 cup canned pumpkin

Topped with:
9 grams of toasted pecans
dollop of homemade cranberry sauce.

The bowl was huge and incredibly filling. Served with my usual cafe au lait and brekkie weighed in at a little over 500 calories, which is a bit more than usual. Normally I do around 400-430.
Definitely was an interesting twist, as the cream of wheat is much creamier (duh) than the oatmeal. And I am liking the wheaty taste of the Nutty Nuggets.


gastroanthropologist said...

Oh I love how you add cranberry to this, and I hate grapenuts cold, but love them warm!

zerrin said...

Is it really for breakfast? I can have it as a dessert after luch :) The best thing, I'm sure nobody here knows this yummy dessert. I'll surprise my friends with it.