Pumpkin in My Bowl

Ever since last weekend, when I found out it was legal to eat pumpkin, I have been dreaming about this bowl of oatmeal!


I fantasized about it. I even sacrificed my very strict morning routine to not only make, but take pictures of my oatmeal. When my husband came home from work I proudly showed him my pictures. Apparently he doesn’t understand just how much this bowl of oatmeal meant to me. Men.

This oatmeal is actually a breeze to put together! First, gather ingredients: oatmeal, chia seeds, almond milk, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and PUMPKIN puree!
Doesn’t look like much right now, does it?
I was so impatient I forgot to take a picture before I started to stir. So, here we are…mid-stir!
Taadah! Adorned with pecans, coconut flakes, carob chips and maple syrup. Carob chips are my new “thing”.

I know what I’ll be having tomorrow for breakfast. And the day after that. And the day after that…. you get the idea! It’s THAT good!

Pumpkin Chia Oatmeal

1/3 c. old fashioned oats

1-2 T. chia seeds

1/8 t. salt

1 c. almond milk

2 T. pumpkin puree

cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger to taste


1 small handful pecans, a sprinkling of unsweetened coconut flakes, a few carob chips, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Put oatmeal, chia seeds, salt, and almond milk in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then immediately turn down the heat to medium and cook until oatmeal thickens. Add pumpkin puree, and spices. Stir. Put in a bowl. Add toppings. EAT!

What is your favorite way to eat pumpkin?


12 Replies to “Pumpkin in My Bowl”

      1. Hey Karen, will let ya know how the recipe turned out 🙂


    1. I cannot even begin to tell you just how good this is! Homemade almond milk totally sends it out of the ball park!


  1. We certainly appreciate this recipe in our home! At what point is it legal or illegal to eat pumpkin?


    1. I officially declare September 1st as the beginning of the Pumpkin season! Given the fact that I started seeing Halloween decorations last month, I see nothing wrong with this. 😉 Thanks for reading TMG!


  2. I tried it this morning! But it didn’t come out as well as yours. I think I put too much milk and too much spice. I’m going to try again sometime this week.


    1. Definitely do! Mine is pretty thick…I’ve noticed it is noticeably thicker when I use homemade almond milk as opposed to store bought. I have no idea why. Let me know how attempt #2 goes!


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