The best pumpkin oatmeal

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Pumpkin, spice and everything nice. Pumpkin is amazing. It’s one of those vegetables that’s only acceptable one season of the year, so when that comes you pair it with everything. Oatmeal with a nice cup of tea is one of my favorite fall treats, so here I am to share it with you!

Oats can float anyone’s boats.

Oats are amazing. They are super nutritious and contain iron, folate, magnesium, Vitamin B1 and B5 and many more things that keep your body running smoothly. It’s good to be cautious, as they are rich in carbs, and they shouldn’t be the primary protein of your day, but they make a great treat and meal. Oats are also rich in antioxidants, so keep them in your diet as the cold season comes along!

How to make the perfect bowl of oatmeal.

Oatmeal is definitely a super easy breakfast to utilize, but that isn’t to say there aren’t some tricks to be learned. For starters, stove top will always be better. Especially when you trying to incorporate flavors like pumpkin and cinnamon, using a pan on a stove will go a long way compared to microwaving it in a bowl. If you’re in a rush, by all means, use the microwave. But if you got the time, then do it right.

Another thing that will help you get the consistency and creaminess just right is using plant milk instead of water. Water will leave you with the oatmeal you get at a hotel buffet, definitely not the best option. I like using cashew milk or oat milk. (I know it sounds weird to use oat milk in oatmeal, but meat eaters eat chicken in chicken broth 😉 Cashew milk has such a rich and creaminess that it works really well in oatmeal, and so does oat milk. Almond milk isn’t the best bet because it will add a distinct nutty flavor that will clash with the flavors in your oatmeal. I’ll be revealing my secret ingredient to some perfect fall oatmeal. Find out the secret below!!

The best pumpkin oatmeal

Recipe by imerinkateCourse: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of oats

  • 1 can of pumpkin

  • 1/4 flax seeds

  • 1 tsp of vanilla

  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

  • 1 tsp of pumpkin spice or nutmeg

  • 1 cups of plant milk

  • 1 cup of apple cider (my secret ingredient!)

  • 1/2 cup of walnuts

  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds

Directions

  • Put the oats, apple cider and plant based milk, in the pan at simmer for five minutes.
  • Add the can of pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and flax seeds until the milk is fully simmered down.
  • Serve the oatmeal with a handful of walnuts and chia seeds. You can also top off with an apple if you’re feeling extra fall-y

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