pumpkin oatmealI had just made these pumpkin energy bites and had some leftover pumpkin puree. I eat oatmeal probably at least two-three times a week during the winter months and thought a pumpkin pie flavor sounded just in season. A different topping or mix-in can transform this comfort dish into something extremely dreamy. The maca powder is optional but it is a powerful adaptogen and it is good for balancing hormones, increasing libido in both men and women. I opted in for pumpkin seeds also because it helps with zinc levels. Pumpkin seeds also contain a ton of protein, iron, potassium, magnesium, and healthy niacin and vitamin B3.

Serves: 1

Hands-on time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, soy free


1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 ¾ cups almond milk (make your own here)

¼ cup pumpkin puree

1 tsp maca powder

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

½ cup pumpkin seeds

¼ cup maple syrup


  1. Combine oats and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer. Stir every few moments, until desired consistency. This usually takes about 3-5 minutes. Mix in the pumpkin puree, maca powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until heated through, about one minute.
  3. Top with pumpkin seeds and maple syrup, or whatever sounds homey atop your rich dish.
  4. Enjoy!

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