Easy Pumpkin Oatmeal for Breakfast

Ok, so if you read my last post, you’ll know how much I love fall! This morning we woke up to a very chilly morning and I thought that nothing sounded better for breakfast than a nice big bowl of tummy-filling, and soul-warming oatmeal. Mmmmm! 🙂

After I climbed out from under the mountain of comforters on our bed and threw on my favorite sweats and sweatshirt, I made my way into the kitchen to gather my ingredients. I remembered that I had some leftover pumpkin puree in the fridge, so why not make warm pumpkin oatmeal, right?!?

This recipe was an experiment..but it turned out wonderfully and so delicious! It is also really easy!!

So here is what I gathered for this recipe:

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  • 1/2 Cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/8 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Chia seeds
  • 1/8 cup dried plums

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the oats, water, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and salt. Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes until thick and the oats are soft.

Place in a bowl and top with brown sugar (or your favorite sweetener), Chia seeds, and dried plums (dried cranberries would be yummy, too!).

This serves 1 and has about 9 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein.

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So good. Period. 🙂

Enjoy!

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