Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkin Oatmeal // Pale Yellow

Who wants to eat pumpkin pie for breakfast?  Healthy, vegan pumpkin pie.  I know I do.  Hands down, pumpkin pie is my favorite food.  The creaminess of the pumpkin, the flavor from the spices, and the crunch from the crust combine to form the best thing I eat every year.  Yet for some reason I only ever eat pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, maybe that’s why pumpkin pie always tastes so magical.

Pumpkin Oatmeal // Pale Yellow

This idea was dreamed up after thinking about how to make oatmeal more interesting.  I enjoy the flavor and texture of oatmeal, it’s just really tedious to eat some mornings.  And by some mornings I obviously only mean weekend mornings, I never have time for hot breakfast on a weekday.  I have added cinnamon, brown sugar, and fresh apples to oatmeal before, so why not combine something tedious with my favorite ingredient – pumpkin.

Pumpkin Oatmeal // Pale Yellow

I made this oatmeal twice in one weekend.  Once on Saturday as an experiment and again on Sunday to enjoy, savour, and photograph for blogging purposes.  I rarely make the same recipes on this blog twice in one year, yet this recipe was made twice in two days.  That. good.

Pumpkin Oatmeal // Pale Yellow

The ingredient list looks long, but you can always substitute all of the spices for pumpkin pie spice (1/4-1/2 teaspoon) if you have that on hand.  Spice to your liking, my spice ratio yields a strong flavored oatmeal.  The coconut milk can definitely be replaced by any type of milk, but I would definitely use milk; it provides so much richness and creaminess to the oatmeal.  I promise, for a treat so tasty, this comes together super fast, promise.

Pumpkin Oatmeal // Pale Yellow

I still have some pumpkin in the fridge, I think it’s time to whip up another batch this weekend…

Pumpkin Oatmeal // Pale Yellow

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Pumpkin Oatmeal
Yield – 1 serving (multiply as needed)

1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup water
1/2 vanilla coconut milk
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
scant 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
scant 1/8 teaspoon cloves
scant 1/8 teaspoon allspice

  1. Add all the ingredients to small saucepan and place over low heat.  Stir to combine.
  2. Continue to cook for 12-15 minutes stirring frequently, especially at the end to make sure the oatmeal doesn’t stick.
  3. Cook until the liquid has been absorbed.  Eat immediately.Pumpkin Oatmeal // Pale Yellow

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7 responses to “Pumpkin Oatmeal

  1. that looks amazing i need to try pumpkin in my oatmeal!!

  2. Pumpkin oatmeal is the BEST! I haven’t had it in way too long!

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