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!

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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.

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This oatmeal is actually a breeze to put together! First, gather ingredients: oatmeal, chia seeds, almond milk, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and PUMPKIN puree!
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Doesn’t look like much right now, does it?
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I was so impatient I forgot to take a picture before I started to stir. So, here we are…mid-stir!
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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

Toppings:

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 🙂

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

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

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    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!

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  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.

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    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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