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Oatmeal Sundae with Pumpkin Whipped Cream

The “Breakfast Sundae”

I first cooked up a serving of oatmeal, using the “Voluminous Oatmeal” trick.

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Then it was time to add cinnamon and walnuts sprinkles. Oh yeah, and Pumpkin Mousse whip cream. Twas almost too pretty to eat. But somehow, I managed.

To make the mousse look like whip cream:

I made a quick batch of pumpkin mousse, then used the “Whipped Cream” trick. And thus, the oatmeal “Breakfast Sundae” was born.

Published on July 7, 2010

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  1. Jennifer - jcd says

    Mmmmm…. looks delicious! Anything pumpkin (or other squash) automatically gets two thumbs up from me.

    My husband made me oatmeal with fresh rasberries placed in the shape of a heart once. It was too pretty to eat, but I was hungry and eventually ate it.

  2. Valerie says

    My prettiest oatmeal creation would be… I guess I have to agree with you and go with the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough oatmeal! All the other times I make oatmeal, it just looks like mush. Still tastes good though!
    I must must must try that whipped cream trick! Genius!

  3. Inspired says

    Pumpkin whipped cream?!? Are you kidding me? I’m trying this right away! But forget the oatmeal, I’m going straight for the coconut milk ice cream 🙂 :).

  4. Jessica (PB & Jess) says

    I make my oats purty by adding strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries while its cooking on the stove. The result is a gorgeous pinkish-purple hue that I just love. Topped with a handful of granola and a drizzle of agave, it looks even prettier! 🙂

  5. Mo says

    Delicious! Frankly I’m just jealous you’re in the possession of pumpkin. 😛

    My oats are never pretty. It’s because I’m VERY minimalistic about my oats. All I want in my oats is unsweetened peanut butter. It’s a result of my having a general dislike for anything sweet being heated. XD So yeah, my oats always look pretty bland. But I’m content. 😉

  6. Marina says

    Amazing looking oatmeal!
    I don’t know which was my pretties one. I love my green oats, with spinach, topped with coconut and fresh raspberries

  7. Jessica @ Lima's Vegan Kitchen says

    The oatmeal with the little dinosaur eggs was my favorite when I was young! But I’m almost positive those aren’t vegan so now a days its a tie between maple brown sugar and apples and cinnamon!

  8. Danielle says

    I’ve heard you talk about the volumous oatmeal trick numerous times…but it never “registered” with me. Um, DUH- such a good idea!!

    Loveeee the pumpkin mousse (who cares what season it is) 😀

  9. Alex says

    Query! So is the oatmeal here eaten cold? Because I can’t imagine eating warm oatmeal right now (it was over 100 degrees here in NYC yesterday!)

  10. Bianca- Vegan Crunk says

    That looks delicious! I love pumpkin!! I don’t know if I can name a pretty oatmeal I’ve made, but my fave is Mighty Maple PB & Ricemallow Creme Oats in a Jar.

  11. chocolate-covered katie says

    Alex,
    Haha, the weather’s crazy, right?! I couldn’t believe it when it said 100 in NY and only 87 in Texas.
    But yeah, I’m weird and like my oatmeal cold, like pudding :). Even in the winter, I eat it cold!

  12. ericaunmasked.blogspot.com says

    Oh seriously – nothing I make is pretty – I just go for taste:) That said, I find anything chocolate and peanut better beautiful. Just gorgeous.

  13. Marianne says

    Hmmm…I can’t pick a “prettiest” oatmeal. I try and make all of mine pretty 😉 But some turn out better than others, that’s for sure.

  14. Daniel says

    That pumpkin mousse looks so creamy and awesome!

    I don’t think I’ve ever really pulled off a pretty bowl of oats… most look like a pumpkin threw up in my bowl because I love pumpkin so much, haha.

  15. Ann Claire says

    Oh that oatmeal looks divine! I”m not going to lie, most of the oatmeal I’ve mad isn’t exactly pretty. But it taste so wonderful I don’t even care! I espicially love to make fudge oatmeal with cocoa powder, honey, shredded (unsweetended) coconut and protein powder. Yummy!

  16. Rachael says

    As someone whose nickname is Pumpkin (a fact of which I am not exactly proud – I blame the red hair) pumpkin mousse is a beautiful idea indeed. A tasty namesake, non?

  17. shesarunner says

    My prettiest oatmeal would be a banana split oatmeal I made! It was so good. It was a sliced banana with overnight oats (made with chia seeds and amazing grass chocolate powder soaked in almond milk overnight) and I added jam, shredded coconut, and cacao nibs. It was also almost too pretty to eat!

    Love the pumpkin whipped cream! So creative. And cookie dough oatmeal sounds so good.
    x0 Lauren

  18. Donna says

    Prettiest oatmeal ever! Dried cranberries, raisins, and walnuts chopped up fine, and all sprinkled on top. Looks and tastes awesome!

  19. BroccoliHut says

    Not sure I could choose just one, but my Chocolate Coconut bowl (inspired by the Larabar) was pretty rockin. I need to make that again!

  20. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    Katie,
    Hmm, prettiest bowl of oats I ever made? Gosh, I don’t think I could choose, but I can definitely remember the ugliest one…why is the bad stuff always easier to remember?

    I tried making chocolate mint oat bran with mint tea and cocoa, but then I blended in spinach, and spinach + cocoa is not a good combo. It looked like a big bowl of pooh, and honestly, it didn’t taste too good either. Would much rather have had your cookie dough in a bowl!

  21. Alex says

    Don’t you love comments that basically amount to “your food looks like poop…. no offense!” Sigh.

    I think it looks like anime, personally. So cute and colorful! I almost expect to see tiny cartoon hearts floating around it.

  22. Chocolate-Covered Katie says

    Alex,
    Thank you so much 🙂 :). I actually deleted the last photo, because after I read the comment, I couldn’t get the image of poop out of my mind either, and that’s NOT what I want people to think of when they see yummy food! I’m glad she was brave enough to say it, because a lot of others were probably thinking the same thing.

  23. Mary @ Bites and Bliss says

    Definitely the latest mudslide oatmeal 😉 Your bowl looks so much like Fall! I can’t wait until I can start adding pumpkin to my oats again..if only there was any to be found around here!

  24. Katherine: What About Summer? says

    no offense, but it comes out looking like a pile of dog dung. but I like it; very paistry-esque (I think I just have my mind in the gutter)

  25. Lorin says

    So, does the magic bullet work like a food proccessor? Because I really want to try fudge babies and/or homemade larabars but my blender doesn’t blend up the nuts. I don’t want to spend a lot of money on a food processor, is the magic bullet decent for making homemade larabars and blending up nuts?

  26. chocolate-covered katie says

    Lorin,
    I use it for soups, chopping carrots, blending grains, and DEFINITELY fudge babies!

    It’s a true lazy girl’s dream: compact, portable, and—best of all—dishwasher safe!! 🙂 I use it pretty much every single day!

  27. chocolate-covered katie says

    A Teenage Gourmet,
    Hey girl! No need to bother emailing; I can “lift” the photo off your bloggie for you. Just post the photo into a blog post, link back to the hug-a-fruit post, and I’ll feature you!
    Oh, and if you didn’t want to write a post about it, I can still feature you without a link. Here’s my email address:
    [email protected]

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