Warm oatmeal is always a favorite as the outside temperatures start to drop, and anything pumpkin flavored is loved by (almost) everyone.
This recipe is a CiM5k original and comprises some of our staff’s most favorite ingredients! Oh, and it’s good for you!
Nutritious Pumpkin Oatmeal
¾ Cup Raw Oats (steel-cut would probably work just as well)
¼ Cup Pumpkin Puree
½ Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Teaspoons Coconut Sugar
2 Tablespoons Vanilla Almond Milk
Handful Sliced Almonds
Cinnamon and Nutmeg- I use a lot. Like a lot. It gives so much flavor without adding a ton of sugar.
Cook oats on stove top as usual. After about 2 minutes, slowly add in protein powder, pumpkin puree, and spices, mixing well. Once it is a consistency you like (we all have preferences when it comes to oatmeal), spoon it into your favorite bowl, and top with the coconut sugar and almonds. I then pour just a little bit of cold almond milk on top, and it crystallizes the sugar perfectly. You can also skip the coconut sugar and use real maple syrup- delicious!
Trust me, this recipe for pumpkin oatmeal is excellent on chilly mornings- it really tastes like fall.