I love fall!! I’m addicted to sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots, cinnamon, nutmeg, the changing colours of leaves, and the crisp smell of bon fires. It’s my absolute favourite time of year, and as Michael will tell you, I’m a bit of a fall addict. I love going to pumpkin patches, going out for apple cider, and making delicious baked goods and comfort food at home.
I was in the mood for a delicious hearty breakfast the other day, so I thought why not pumpkin oatmeal? I started playing around with some ingredients and created an awesome recipe! I know the idea of pumpkin might sound a little scary to some of you, but TRUST me it’s delicious!!! Even Michael was a little skeptical but after he tried it, he was in love (with the oatmeal that is…haha!). It has such an earthy, creamy, and sweet flavour you really can’t resist it! I’m just as addicted to this oatmeal as my RAW Chocolate Pudding!
This oatmeal also has some great health benefits!! Oats are high in fibre, protein, and help to regulate blood sugar levels. They also help to keep you feel fuller longer and lower your cholesterol! Pumpkin is also very nutritious food. It’s high in beta-carotene, a natural antioxidant, and a great vitamin for making your skin glow 🙂 Vegetables high in beta-carotene also act as a natural sunscreen, and allow your body to absorb vitamin D from the healthy UV rays from the Sun!!
Here’s the recipe! It would be amazing as Thanksgiving Sunday Breakfast for the Family!! I think this is what we’ll be having at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe for breakfast this weekend!!
1 ½ cup Gluten Free Rolled Oats (Bob’s Red Mill)
1 Cup of Pumpkin Puree (Farmer’s Market)
1 Cup Organic Coconut Milk + 1 ½ cup FILTERED water
1 tablespoon Organic Vanilla (Simply Organic)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
Mix all ingredients, except for oats into a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add oats and let simmer uncovered for about 10-13 minutes, stirring occasionally.
MAKES 3 servings.
The finished product will be deliciously creamy!! ENJOY!
Feel free to top it with your favourite dairy free milk, extra cinnamon, or some more maple syrup or coconut sugar for an extra sweet fix!
I promise you will LOVE this recipe!!
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