Herbed Pumpkin Gravy This base of pumpkin puree, oat ‘broth,’ and gentle seasoning make a versatile gravy that complements many foods and can be adapted for soups and stews.
Stir oats into 3 cups water in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the oats are tender and the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.Advertisement
Stir 2 cups hot water into the cooked oats. Strain water to use as ‘oat broth’ into a large sauce pan. Save cooked oats for another use.
Stir pumpkin puree, sugar, herbes de Provence, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder into the oat broth with a whisk until smooth; add olive oil and stir to combine. Thin the gravy with more hot water, if desired. Place the saucepan over medium heat, bring the gravy to a simmer, and cook until hot, about 10 minutes.
Per Serving: 89 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 14.8g; fat 2.5g; sodium 222.5mg. Other herbs and spices may be used, especially if making soups or stews from the gravy, but use cautiously to retain the delicate pumpkin flavor.