Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pumpkin Polenta

The cool weather last week made me anxious for fall and fall flavor. Sure I'll miss those peaches and tomatoes, but I'll get pumpkin, gingersnaps, apples and ciders. Just thinking about it makes me feel warm. Anyway, I decided to get started a little early, and simultaneously bust through my weekday breakfast rut, with some delicious and healthy Pumpkin Polenta.

Pumpkin Polenta:
1/2 cup of yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 cups of water, divided
2 tbsp of maple syrup
1/2 cup of canned pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

In a small pot boil 1 cup of water. In a bowl mix together the cornmeal, salt and 1/2 cup of water (warning: if you skip this step your polenta will be very lumpy). When the water is boiling add the wet cornmeal and the maple syrup, reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally, until thick and smooth. Stir in pumpkin and spices until combined. Cook another 5 minutes. Serve and Enjoy.

Also, this can be made in advance and re-heated in a microwave. Just store in a covered container in the fridge and then microwave for about a minute when you want to enjoy it.

Happy Eating



  1. wow this looks and sounds fabulous got to book mark this one for sure!

  2. Healthy and looks good! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. yummm, that sounds and looks delicious.

  4. I've never had polenta for breakfast. I do love pumpkin... I think I'll have to try it! YUM!

  5. This looks seriously delicious. I suspect the kids would even eat it . . . will absolutely try this, and soon!


  6. I'm a pumpkin junkie, plan on making pumpkin gnochhi now that the cooler weather is rolling in. This looks so down home good and healthy. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to give it a try.


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