Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Yesterday had to be peanut butter day.  I’m pretty sure I ate peanut butter at every meal.

Today just might be pumpkin day.  I usually buy pumpkin puree at Sam’s Club, so the cans are really big.  Once I open the can, I feel like I have a clock on it which translates into eating pumpkin as much as possible over the next couple of days.  I opened a can when I made my pumpkin pie smoothie a few days ago, so the clock ticks.

Today’s pumpkin treat?  Pumpkin pie oatmeal.Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

I’m liking this oatmeal thing for one very important reason.  These last two days that I have eaten oatmeal for breakfast, I haven’t been ravenously hungry all morning.  It feels me up more than any other breakfast I make–even eggs!  To make this breakfast yourself, you need:

  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon of PB2 (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin butter (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla flavor
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
ingredients for pumpkin oatmeal

Yes, I chose this picture because of mom’s cameo in the top right corner

Cook the oats on the stove top.  Bring the 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1/2 cup of water to a boil (Don’t let it boil over like I did!).  Add the 1/2 cup of oats.  Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Blend the 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree, 1 tablespoon of PB2, 1 tablespoon of pumpkin butter, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and the spices (I put measurements, but you can put as little or as much as you like.  I like a lot!).

When the oats finish cooking, add 3/4 of them to the blender and blend.  Add the blended mixture to a small baking dish.  Add the remaining oats to the mixture.  This gives a little more texture to the oatmeal.  If you blend it all, it tastes more like pudding…which is fine if that’s what you like!

Add a little cinnamon to the top, and place the baking dish under the broiler for about 5-7 minutes.  This makes the top of the oatmeal a little crusty and heats up the mixture.

pumpkin oatmeal

I liked this just as much as the peanut butter oatmeal, and it has far fewer calories.  Please let me know if you try this breakfast!

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