Pumpkin Pie Oats

pumpkin oats

Over the last few days, this warming, spiced porridge has been my absolute favourite breakfast. In fact, I have had it every single day this week! I guess that’s what you might call an addiction…

Anyway, these Pumpkin Pie Oats are the perfect way to add a little pumpkin spice to your life, without going overboard – all you need is some puree, store cupboard ingredients and dried spices and you’re good to go!

They are cosy, comforting and oh-so warming on a cold and frosty morning (has anyone else found the last few days in the U.K. ICY cold?).Β  Plus, of course, they are vegan and gluten-free too, if you use gluten-free oats!

It’s also packed with goodness – whole grain oats, beta carotene-rich pumpkin, warming and blood sugar balancing cinnamon, and plenty of healthy fats from the flax and coconut milk.

I also love adding ground pecans into the mix for an extra boost – plus, they taste delicious! But you can switch out for more oats, or even ground almonds, if you’d prefer!

What are your favourite warming breakfasts?

Sam x

Pumpkin Pie Oats

Ingredients:

  • Serves 2
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup ground pecans
  • 2 tbsp flax (I use Yum and Yay)
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/2 (or more) cups milk – I used Vita Coco coconut milk
  • 6 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • Pinch salt

Method

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a large saucepan. Gently warm, stirring often, until thickened and heated through (around five minutes), adding more milk or water if needed to loosen.

  2. Serve warm topped with berries, pecans and dark chocolate chunks.

Author: Sam

I'm a freelance health, food and fitness journalist, busy mama and recipe creator!

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