This Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is a fast and easy fall breakfast full of pumpkin spice. Top with pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup for a real treat.
I started Orange Theory for the first time this week. If you don’t know what Orange Theory is, it’s a one hour work out class where you wear a heart rate monitor and you try to get your heart rate in the orange zone which is a certain heart rate, different for every person.
It is killer. It’s been a long time since I’ve pushed myself so hard I almost threw up.
I feel like I’m at a disadvantage though. When I was 9 months pregnant in the hospital having a baby, the nurses kept coming in because my heart rate was so low that it was tripping an alarm.
Finally, the nurse asked, “Are you an athlete? Your heart rate is really low.”
Really? Really? How athletic do you think I can be at 9 months pregnant? Trust me. Not an ounce of athleticism happening here.
I made this pumpkin oatmeal four times in two days to get it right. I set out bowls labeled ‘A’ and ‘B’ for my family to try.
Yeah, I think they might need a couple of weeks until they’ll actually want to eat this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal again.
Here’s why I love this. It’s a quick and easy breakfast that seriously tastes like fall. I love these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins but this breakfast takes less than five minutes.
I love oatmeal and with just a little pumpkin and some spices, it’s fall in a bowl.
I tried it with more pumpkin and it just made the texture too slimy. Too much pumpkin pie spice and it can almost be bitter. So there’s definitely a happy medium where everyone is playing nice together in the bowl.
I dare you to add a little whipped cream. Um, heaven.
canned pumpkin puree
- 1 1/4
pumpkin pie spice
Toppings: chopped pecans, maple syrup, butter, whipped cream
In a large saucepan, combine the oats, milk, water, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk to combine. Bring to a boil and cook for 5-10 minutes.
Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and brown sugar to taste. Top with chopped pecans, maple syrup, butter, and whipped cream if you’re wild.