I get really, really, really into pumpkin anything…esp pumpkin.pie.oatmeal. Instead of whipping up the typical, boring, sugary pumpkin pie this fall, try using canned pumpkin puree in healthier ways.
Let’s all pull our heads out of sand & remember this fun fact: during the holidays it’s pretty common to pack on the pounds. So modifications/substitutions should be practiced on the reg. Personally I’d rather save my pie cals for wine cals.
Anyway, you can’t go wrong with this oatmeal- it’s full of nostalgic flavors that remind me of fall: cinnamon, pecans, pumpkin, all spice. Plus there’s only 267 calories + 8 grams of protein- perfect for a pre-workout snack. Hayyyyyy fall!
+ MMMMmmm– Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal !!
[ Recipe adapted from Undressed Skeleton ]
+ 1/2 cup whole grain oatmeal
+ 1 cup water
+ 1/4 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
+ 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
+ 1 packet Pyure sweetener
+ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon [ optional: cinnamon sticks for decoration ; ) ]
+ 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
+ 1 tablespoon of chopped pecans
Add oats + water to bowl; heat in microwave for two minutes. Add almond or rice milk, pumpkin puree, & Stevia sweetener. Sprinkle nuts, cinnamon, & pumpkin pie spice on top! Add a side of coffee & you’re good to go.