pumpkin pie oatmeal

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Pumpkin pie oatmeal makes for a healthy breakfast and incorporates the best flavors of the season in one warming dish. Make a batch on the weekend and portion it out into microwavable containers. On weekday mornings, add a splash of water or milk to the container, reheat in the microwave, and in minutes you’ll have a hearty breakfast reminiscent of lazy Sunday mornings.

The how to… 
4 servings

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Ingredients

 3 cups water
1 cup milk
1 cup steel cut oats
generous pinch salt
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (recommended brands: Libby’s or Trader Joe’s)
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
pure maple syrup, for topping
toasted walnuts, for topping
ground nutmeg, for topping

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Instructions

  1. Bring liquids to a boil. In a medium saucepan, bring water and milk to a boil. Add oats and salt, and simmer uncovered on low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Mix in pumpkin. Add pumpkin, pumpkin spice, brown sugar, and vanilla extract to oatmeal and stir to combine. Simmer for another 3-5 minutes.
  3. Serve. Remove pot from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Ladle oatmeal into bowls, top with a tsp of pure maple syrup, walnuts, and a dusting of nutmeg. Serve warm.
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4 responses to “pumpkin pie oatmeal

  1. Yes! I made a recipe similar to this a few weeks back. All the flavors of pumpkin pie, but without the calories (and guilt). With mine I baked it and added a dollop of whipped cream (I couldn’t resist). I need to give this recipe a try.

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