Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Whipped Cream

1 cup water

1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal

2 tablespoons butter

2-3 tablespoons light brown sugar

1/2 cup pure canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoons nutmeg


Whipped Cream:

1/4 cup heavy cream

Light brown sugar to taste

Ground cinnamon to taste


Toasted walnuts or pecans

Bring water to a boil over medium heat and stir in oats.  Cook for 1 minute, stirring often, then remove from heat.  Stir in butter and next four ingredients.

Beat the heavy cream on high speed until foamy.  Add light brown sugar (approx. 1-2 teaspoons) and a pinch of cinnamon to taste.  Keep beating until soft peaks form.

Place a dollop of whipped cream on the warm oatmeal, and sprinkle with toasted walnuts or pecans.