Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

 

Hello friends!

So, I want to let you in on a little secret. As much as I love breakfast, the majority of days I’m walking out the door at least 5 minutes late, hair undone and trying to cram something in my mouth. Lately it’s been this sandwich (that I really need to try with my chia berry jam instead of store bought kind). I’m also usually gulping the last few sips of my mocha, carrying about three different bags with gym stuff, toddler snacks, etc. and trying to get the boys to the car by enticing them with some gluten free frozen waffles fresh out of the toaster.

Frankly, I’m a mess in the morning, especially when we have to be somewhere at a certain time.  That’s pretty much every day. I’m not proud.

I tell myself everyday that it will be different and that I’ll have my act together and be one of “those” moms with the perfectly packed healthy snacks and well groomed kids.

It never is. I never do.

 

However, for the past couple of months Saturdays have been special. I actually have time in the morning after boot camp to make some breakfast for the family. I usually offer STUFT Daddy a little something green, but for some reason he’s never taken me up on it. Weird.

 

This weekend I came up with this.

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Inspired by my big bowl of banana oatmeal I added pumpkin instead and it was everything I imagined.

Tasty, filling, ginormous, toddler friendly, dairy free and ready to be topped with nut butter.

Yep. Good stuff. You can try it with your leftover pumpkin from the pumpkin protein dough recipe.

Smile

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

serves 1 mama or 2 toddlers

1/2 cup regular oats or 1/3 cup steel cut oats (40 grams)

1 cup water

3/4 cup nondairy milk

sweetener (2 non calorie packets or 2 teaspoons regular sugar)

cinnamon to taste

pumpkin pie spice to taste

1 tablespoon chia 

1/2 cup pumpkin (122 grams)

1/2 cup egg substitute (or 2 egg whites)

splash of vanilla

 

Directions:

Boil water. Add oats, nondairy milk, sweetener, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and chia.

Bring back to a boil and cook until most of the liquid is absorbs and the oats are fully cooked.

Stir in pumpkin.

Stir in egg substitute (or egg whites) and vanilla. Continue to cook until egg is cooked and combines with the oatmeal.

 

Oh yes. This is one big bowl of pumpkin pie goodness with some great stats.

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(I calculated the nutritional information with the MyFitnessPal application based on the specific ingradients I used.)

 

This just so happens to be toddler friendly also.

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And delicious topped with some Trader Joe’s Almond Butter with Flax and some sugar free maple syrup.

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Darn it. I should have topped it with some SunButter. Oh well, there’s always next time.

You should try this. You also should make sure to enter the SunButter giveaway here if you haven’t yet.

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This will fuel your day for sure.

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It might even inspire you to try a new way to use the treadmill.

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Too bad it didn’t make me get my taxes done.

Maybe next time.

Smile

Hope you’re having a great weekend. See you tomorrow with the SunButter giveaway winner and pretty much the coolest giveaway I’ve had on the blog yet.

Yay!

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Comments

  1. 1

    Those are some great stats! I need to try cooking some egg into my oatmeal. Have you ever tried putting the whole egg in there? I hate to waste a perfectly nutritious yolk. :-)

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    Lori Lynn says:

    I need to try something like that. I don’t take the time to sit down and eat my breakfast until I get to work, and it usually is a Clif or Luna bar and coffee. That seems to set me up for a really bad “sugar” craving, so I need to take the time to try something different!

    • 2.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Lori- Adding egg whites to my breakfasts have totally helped with keeping my full for longer and not craving sugar. I even microwave the eggs sometimes when I’m in a hurry to make a quick sandwich.

  3. 3

    Yum yum – love the nutritional stats on that too. Hope you have a fantastic day!

  4. 4

    Pumpkin oats are my all time favorite! I ate them everyday for years and had to cut myself off because it turned the bottoms of my feet and my palms orange. I ended up having to go to the doctor for something else and they freaked out and thought I was jaundice. So, I ration myself on the pumpkin. Love the addition of protein to these! YUM! I hope you’re having a great weekend Kristin!

    • 4.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Sarena- I had no idea you could turn orange from too much pumpkin. What? I better lay off for awhile. Kind of funny though. Hope you’re having a great weekend. Maybe you’re starting your taxe? I’m getting on it as soon as I finish this. He he.

  5. 5

    Kristin seriously, you have to do your taxes soon. They’re almost due! Rushing out the door on the weekdays might not be the end of the world because you need all the extra sleep you can get! Have a wonderful April 1st. I hope it’s devoid of “fools” ;)

    • 5.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Oh Sara- I KNOW! I’m such a procrastinator. I’d rather design some cool Flat Kitty socks. He he. Hope you’re April 1st is going well too! :) And.. who are those people at the gym on Sunday afternoons? He he! (Saw your tweet.)

  6. 6
    Jessica says:

    So I think your boys need to come to my house to play for a few hours while you work on your taxes. Or at least file an extension so you don’t stress yourself out. Have a great week!

    • 6.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Maybe hanging out with you and WIlliam will be my reward once they’re done. It’ll get me to do them quicker. :) Soooo good seeing you yesterday by the way! :)

  7. 7

    THat oatmeal looks delicious and the nutritional stats are stellar!!

  8. 8

    yummmmm i miss pumpkin. need to bust a can out again soon! and the boys are so cute!

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    Erin says:

    I love adding pumpkin to my oatmeal. Yum! It’s definitely one of my favorites.

    Oxygen Magazine had chia berry jam as a recipe. They said you could store it for up to 2 weeks. That may help you eat it instead of store bought. :-)

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    Lisa says:

    Girl I think we have the same taste buds! I seriously use the EXACT same recipe except use oat bran!!!! How weird/cool! I usually use 1/2 T chia actually and add PB Flour paste on top! YUM :) And I also looove eating broccoli slaw roasted and basically everything you’ve ever posted! If we lived closer we could totally cook together! ;) Have a great sunday!!

    • 10.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Hello my foodie twin! :) I wish we lived closer to. Then we could experiment together. Ha ha. You can’t go wrong with roasted broccoli slaw, even if it’s burnt (like mine is the majority of the time). :) Love it!

  11. 11

    Oh yummm, this oatmeal sounds delicious!!!

  12. 12

    Your boys are so damn cute!!!

  13. 13

    I love adding egg whites to my oats. Without them I’m usually starving within a few hours even with nut butter and chia seeds mixed in. The added protein really makes it stick. My twins love oatmeal, too. I try to make really big batches of oats. I’ll freeze the leftovers into a cookie shape. Very toddler friendly even right out of the freezer!

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