Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
The mornings here at the farm have become so chilly that we haven’t been drinking as many smoothies as we normally do in the heart of the farm season. Recently, we’ve been craving warmer, heartier breakfasts that will keep us full and energized during our morning chores. Thankfully, this delicious oatmeal has entered the picture!
It’s hard to believe that we harvested all of our sugar pumpkins on a 90 degree day in August, but it totally happened. Now our little sugar pumpkins are storing comfortably in the Tumbleweed Farm barn, we grab a few crates worth to bring to farmers markets and to sell to our local customers but I’ve been secretly hoarding quite a few so we can enjoy these guys all winter long! .
Our sugar pumpkins are so stinking sweet and easy to prepare that I’ve been cooking up big batches of purees so we can add fresh pumpkin to smoothies, soups, and simply eat warmed up with a little coconut oil and sea salt. We can’t get enough of this sweet winter squash!
This spiced oatmeal is a bowl full of comfort. It reminds me why I need to cherish our mornings a little bit more and not rush out the door to get chores done. I love morning rituals and this is definitely our fall ritual at the moment. If you are in need of a little morning treat I think you will enjoy this oatmeal as much as we do. It’s creamy, spicy and will warm you from the inside out. Grab a spoon, pour a cup of extra strong coffee and enjoy this tasty breakfast. Cheers!
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup fresh pumpkin puree (from the can is fine too)
- 1/2 cup dates, pitted and chopped
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 banana, mashed
- 2 Tablespoons almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- pinch of fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (GF if necessary)
- shredded coconut
- cacao nibs
- hemp seeds
- chopped pecans
- almond milk for serving
- Whisk together all of the ingredients except for the oats in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the oats. Gently simmer, stirring frequently, until the oats are tender and the consistency you like, 10-18 minutes.
- Ladle the oatmeal into bowls and top with your favorite toppings and a drizzle of almond milk.
Notes*Use this recipe as a guide. *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.