Is it too early to dive into all the pumpkin recipes? I don’t think so! I think it’s safe to say that you can start with all things pumpkin any time after labour day. This week, I bring you an easy breakfast of vegan oatmeal that you can make in 10 minutes for those crazy mornings. It is super creamy, perfectly sweetened and it actually tastes like you are eating the filling of a pumpkin pie. Basically it’s a healthy pumpkin pie for breakfast. Woah.
let’s talk oatmeal.
I’ve never been one to say no to pecans, maple syrup and pumpkin, and in this dish, you get all of them. The cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice lightly take over your tastebuds while the smooth texture of the pumpkin beautifully complements the spices. Load your oatmeal with all the toppings in the world and the best part is that it takes no time at all to create a masterpiece on your stovetop! Unfortunately, it is not Picky Husband Approved. He is not a fan of oatmeal and most likely never will be. But I think it’s too good to not post so you can decide for yourself!
what gets you out of bed in the morning?
I’m a person that goes to bed thinking about what I’m going to eat for breakfast in the morning, And the main reason I can hop out of bed in the morning is that I’m excited to fill my mouth and my belly with something delicious from the kitchen. This bowl. This bowl of vegan oatmeal got me excited to get out of bed. And even with the chillier air these days it warmed me up and filled my belly just right! To go with this yummy bowl, I recommend a big mug of coffee, a pair of cozy slipper socks and a snuggly cat (AKA Pip) snoozing on your lap.
I know sometimes the pumpkin game gets a little carried away. For instance, I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try pumpkin pasta but to me, the taste of pumpkin has such a comforting, cozy vibe to it. That is why I love it in breakfast foods (like this yummy pumpkin pie oatmeal) and baked goods. I guess I can’t knock pumpkin pasta down before I’ve tried it, but for now, I’m sticking to this pumpkin vegan oatmeal.
Here are some reasons why I love this pumpkin pie oatmeal, so listen up!
- It takes ten minutes (or less) to make this hearty and healthy breakfast. It keeps me full for a long time after eating it, ready to take on any Monday that comes my way!
- It’s pumpkin season. That’s it.
- Oatmeal is a fun one to cook up because you can really add whatever you want to it. Do you like pecans? Dump them it. Do you hate raisins? Leave them out, throw them in the trash, and never speak of those squishy little things again. (FYI, I actually love raisins).
- I’m ready for fall foods, and this is the first post of the season! I love the change of seasons. The change in what your body craves, the clothes you get to bundle up in, and the changing of nature all around you. So this is my first “cheers”-to-the-new- season-post. Dig in!
Maybe you’re welcoming Fall with open arms, or grumbling that you miss summer. Or perhaps you don’t even get a Fall season where you live, either way, what matters is this breakfast is bound to hit the spot. It’s quick to make, packed with pumpkin flavours, it’s filling, healthy and delicious to boot! Bring on a new morning routine that involves this bowl of goodness, just to change it up or just to add another exciting reason to roll out of bed in the morning.
pumpkin pie oatmeal
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups plantbased milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3-4 tbsp maple syrup to taste
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pecans to top
- hemp seeds
- Add all the ingredients into a saucepan (except the pecans) and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Place the saucepan on high heat and bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to medium heat and cook until the oats are soft (roughly 3-5 minutes). Stir constantly so the mixture doesn’t stick.
- Once oats are soft, remove from the heat. Divide evenly among two bowls and top with desired toppings (pecans, hemp seeds, flax meal, raisins). I topped mine with a little extra maple syrup and a little extra almond milk.