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.
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
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.
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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