Pumpkin Pie Oats

In the fall, I love all things pumpkin. So it’s fitting that I combined pumpkin with one of my all-time favorites oatmeal! Oatmeal is my go-to breakfast every day. I’m not joking…ask my roommates and they will tell you that I am obsessed with the stuff 😛

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I guess it’s fitting that I’d combine two of my favorite things into one delicious, filling and most importantly, warm breakfast that is quick and easy to put together before class!

Recipe:

1/2 cup of oats

1 cup of liquid (I prefer to use almond milk, but any liquid will work)

1 heaping spoonful of canned pumpkin

1 tbsp chia seeds (can omit, chia just adds some fiber and thickens the oats a bit)

about a tbsp of brown sugar (can omit or add another sweetener like honey)

a dash of cinnamon

a dash of pumpkin pie spice

I combine all the ingredients in a small pot on the stove (you could probably use the microwave, but I’ve never tried) and cook everything for about 15-20 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed. After I take it off the stove I’ll add dried fruit, pecans, walnuts, chocolate chips, nut butter…really anything I have lying around, so feel free to get creative! I also always add a bit more cinnamon because I’m a hugeeee cinnamon fan…don’t ask me why, I just love it…I went through an entire shaker of it in one semester and now I have a mason jar full of it 😛

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my cinnamon mason jar 🙂

I hope you enjoy your fall themed oats!

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What are some of your favorite fall foods?

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