Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
It’s guilt free pie to start your day and it’s festive as fuck - just in time for Thanksgiving (or any fall morning!)
Serves: 1 (double or triple ingredients accordingly)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup almond milk (swap out any other plant based, obviously)
1/4 pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
1 tbsp ground flax
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Dash ground cloves
1/2 oz (2 tbsp), chopped pecans (toast that shit if you can!)
1-2 tbsp date syrup (or maple syrup)
1 small/medium apple, chopped
1 small banana, sliced
Throw everything but the pecans, apple and banana into your Instant Pot (don’t have one? See tips below!). And cook on porridge (or regular) setting for 3 minutes on high. Quick release when it’s done. While this is happening cut up your banana and apple and toast your pecans (trust me, it's worth the minimal extra effort).
When you open up the instant pot your first reaction will be “Oh fuck! It’s too much liquid AND that shit has burnt to the bottom. Rest easy. It hasn’t. First you’re going to toss your chopped up apple into it so it can start to soften - then you’re going to take an instant pot friendly spatula (re: nothing that will scratch it) and gently scrape the bottom - it’ll all come off and blend in easily and also everything will thicken up super quick while you do that.
Toss in your fruit and nuts and smash that shit into your face.
No Instant Pot? Just cook it on the stovetop using the package directions. Same shit, really.
Wanna do Overnight Oats? Same deal - soak the same things in your jar/bowl overnight and add the fruit/nuts in the morning before eating.
Swap out the pecans with walnuts or whatever else. Ditto with apples/banana - if you have pears that would be awesome too. You do you.