Yeah there is nothing hard about the oats,they will be mushy and soft. We're just saying leave out all that sugar! If you let people add sugar to taste it be far less than in that recipe. The pumpkin is sweet in itself.
Exactly. And even without the pumpkin, people would add less sugar, honey, maple syrup than that recipe calls for.
I've found that with both sugar & salt, when you have fresh food with flavor, people voluntarily use less.