Pumpkin Oatmeal





I love oatmeal in the morning.


I know oatmeal isn’t raw  (some people say “oh I used raw oats in this recipe”) and even if  you don’t cook the oats you buy, that doesn’t make them raw either.  Most oats are steamed to prevent them from going rancid before they are packaged – so pretty much anytime you purchase oatmeal, it’s not raw.  True raw oats look like teeny tiny grains of rice:

That’s your fun fact for the day!

Okay, back to my breakfast.

In a pot on the stove I combined 3/4 cup of organic pumpkin puree, 3/4 cup of old fashioned rolled oats – I like Bob’s Redmill Organic Gluten Free brand, a little bit of spring water (you could use a rice, hemp, or almond milk), cinnamon,  all spice, and stevia (you could substitute agave or maple syrup).

Mix well on the stove until warm and pour into a bowl. Top with extra cinnamon. I like my oatmeal to be more on the thin side – I don’t like super thick oatmeal, so this was perfect for me and perfect on the cool Fall San Diego mornings!  You could also dress it up with raisins, sliced banana, or pecans!

Yum.

There are 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber in a half cup of oats!
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A half cup of organic pumpkin puree has 4 grams of fiber and 380% Daily Value of your Vitamin A!

My bowl above had a bit more than that, so I had about 10 grams of fiber at breakfast, plus 5 grams of protein, and tons of vitamin A.

Are you on a breakfast kick?  What sort of breakfast are you loving lately?

Lovely comments!

  1. You stated in a pot on stove, so did you warm it? sorry jusy was confused, sounds so yummy I want to try, and did you just add water to consistancy you wanted? because if you didn’t cook it , it didn’t cook out

  2. Hi Tammy! Yes! I definitely warmed it and mixed it all together on the stove. I added the water to get the oats to the right consistency – you could just add a little at a time until you get the thickness that you like. 🙂

  3. I’ve been on a breakfast kick lately, too. This sounds delicious, I’m going to have to try it.

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