Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
I 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.
Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
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
- Combine oats and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- 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.
- Top with pumpkin seeds and maple syrup, or whatever sounds homey atop your rich dish.