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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Happy first day of fall!!!!! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ‘ป

Who else is super freakin stoked that summer is FINALLY over and that fall is here?!?!? I know I sure am! Plus the weather has been super nice the last couple of days here in Kansas! It actually feels like fall and it’s fantastic! I sure hope this weather sticks around and that summer is gone for good this year. ๐Ÿ˜„

Anyway, since the weather has been cooler I’ve been all about oatmeal! Don’t get me wrong I love oatmeal all of the time, it’s just that sometimes when it’s hot out eating a bowl of oatmeal isn’t exactly satisfying. But it’s just so cozy and filling and perfect for when the weather starts getting colder! Or at least I think so. So I’ve been making my all time favorite oatmeal recipe! Which of course involves pumpkin because it’s fall and literally everything consumed in the fall should contain pumpkin, right? ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ˜‰

And why not? Pumpkin is full of all sorts of goodness; potassium, antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamins C, E, and A, and fiber, among other things. So I say eat all of the pumpkin you want!! Well, maybe notย too much. Especially if you eat a lot of other foods that contain beta-carotene like carrots and other kinds of squash. A fun little side effect of consuming too much beta-carotene is that it can give your skin an orange-ish tint. When I was a baby I LOVED things like carrots and squash and I ended up turning orange! Luckily it’s just a temporary thing though, and once you start limiting the beta-carotene it will fade away.

Anyway, lets get to the recipe, shall we?

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Makes 1 Serving

335 calories if made with honey and unsweetened almond milk, but it will vary depending on the milk you use and if you use brown sugar instead of honey.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • about 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice
  • 2 tbs honey or 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • pumpkin spice to taste
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Ignore my badly opened can of pumpkin haha. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, I like unsweetened, vanilla almond milk, but you can use whatever kind of milk you like.

Instructions:

Add water and a pinch of salt to a pot and bring to a boil on the stove. Once your water is boiling add your oats and pumpkin spice, reduce heat to medium and let the oats cook for 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it though. I’ve found that the cook time can vary depending on the pot you use. A good rule of thumb is to let most of the water cook out and that usually takes around 10 minutes.

Once most of the water has cooked out of your oats add the milk, pumpkin, and honey or brown sugar. (I prefer honey, but every once in a while I’ll use brown sugar and it’s pretty good that way too. ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Mix together and let it cook on medium heat for another 10 minutes. Again, keep an eye on it, just in case! Nobody wants burnt oatmeal!

Enjoy immediately!

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There you have it! The perfect bowl of oatmeal for the fall!

Please let me know if you try this recipe and what you think of it! I’d love to hear how it turns out for you!!

I hope you have a fantastic fall!

Until next time,

~Ashley

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Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

I absolutely LOVE these things! They are one of my favorite make-ahead breakfasts. They also make great snacks!

As I was making them last night I decided I need to share the recipe here because they are super easy, yummy, and healthy.

Recipe:ย 

  • 3 over-ripe bananas
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk (although any kind of milk would work)
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/4 cup honey (or a little bit more or less depending on how sweet you want them)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Blend all ingredients in a blender (you can totally skip this and just mash the bananas then mix ย everything in a large bowl. I just like the texture when they are blended).

Pour batter into greased cupcake pan.

Add in any extras (blueberries, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.)

Bake for 20-30 minutes. They should be firm to the touch.

Let cool (they stick to the pan really bad when they’re still warm), then remove and enjoy! ย 

The fun thing about these is you can add pretty much anything you want (or just leave them plain, I like them that way ๐Ÿ˜‰). I’ve added chocolate chips, berries, even pumpkin purรฉe and they alway turn out super yummy!


If you try out this recipe let me know what you think! I’d love to hear how they turn out for you!!

Happy baking!

~ Ashley