Around this time of year, I get the urge to eat pumpkin in as many ways as possible! I love to roast it and eat it plain. I love to puree it, can it and pop it in the freezer and save it for later. I love to put it into soups. I love to scoop out the seeds and roast them! They’re delicious.<!–more–>
Aside from being tasty, pumpkin is also really good for you! It has loads of fiber, iron, and vitamins A and E. Additionally, it also helps fight inflammation! These are all good enough reasons for me to incorporate lots of pumpkin into my diet.
I adore pumpkin in this dish. It turns regular old oats into a creamy, nutrient dense breakfast dish that’s quick to make and super delish! I’ve also added some hemp seeds, which are loaded with protein, so this dish or oats will help keep you full and satisfied for hours! Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup whole rolled oats (get them here)
- 2 cups of filtered water
- 2 tbsp acidic medium (lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, or whey)
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (get that here)- *Note- This is NOT the same thing as pumpkin pie filling
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (get that here)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (get that here)
- 1 tsp cinnamon (get that here)
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds (get those here)
- any combination of fruit or nuts to garnish
- The night before you plan to eat your oats, you will need to soak them. Okay I know you don’t plan ahead right? But it’s really not that big of a deal, and it makes them super quick to whip up in the morning. Additionally, it’s necessary to soak oats prior to eating them, as the soaking process will reduce the phytic acid (an anti-nutrient that will cause your body to leach minerals such as calcium and magnesium). So to soak your oats, combine the oats, 1 cup of filtered water, and whatever acidic medium you’re using in a saucepan. Cover the saucepan and let them sit out on the counter overnight.
- In the morning, add an additional cup of water to the pan, and cook the oats per the instructions. It will depend on if you’re using quick, instant, etc.
- When the oats are cooked, stir in the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and hemp seeds. Garnish with whatever combo of fruit and nuts you like. I LOVE goji berries and walnuts in mine, but pumpkin seeds would be great too! Enjoy!
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