3 Fall Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipes

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

As summer officially comes to a close today, we’re bringing you a few pumpkin breakfast ideas to wakeup your autumn tastebuds. You’ll find all of the recipes below packed with both real pumpkin and oats, a favorite fall combination of ours. Both ingredients are filled with fiber, which means together, they’ll easily leave you feeling satisfied well into lunchtime. Studies show when you eat foods heavy on fiber, you can feel full on fewer calories. That’s clearly good for your waistline. Now, let’s make it good for your tastebuds, too, by creating a heavenly, pumpkin-pie-in-a-bowl meal.

Although similarly spiced, you can guarantee the following recipes are all better for your health than a slice of pie, but perhaps even creamier and certainly easier to create, too. From a warm, to a chocolatey, to a make-ahead option, you pick your choice. Then say hello to fall with a bright dose of orange on your spoon.

 Yield: Per bowl
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 Greek yogurt
  • Scant 1/4 cup soymilk
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • Honey, drizzled
  • Nuts, chopped (walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc.)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, excluding the honey and nuts. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Remove in the morning and top with nuts and honey.

Creamy Pumpkin Oatmeal

 Yield: Per bowl
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Dash of cloves and nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp. pumpkin purée
  • 1 Tbsp. raisins
  • Maple syrup, to drizzle
  • 1 Tbsp. walnuts, chopped
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes, optional

In a pot, add oats, milk, sliced banana, and spices. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook 5-7 minutes, or until thick and creamy, adding raisins halfway through. Then, stir in the canned pumpkin a cook another minute or two. Remove from heat. Serve, topped with a drizzle of syrup, walnuts, and coconut flakes, if using.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Yield: Per bowl
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup soy milk
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • Handful chopped toasted pecans
  • Greek yogurt, optional
  • 1/2 graham cracker, crumbled, optional

Mix oats, pumpkin, soy milk, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl. Wrap, and place in refrigerator overnight. In the morning, remove bowl from fridge. Top with pecans. Add graham cracker crumble and dollop of yogurt, if desired.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s