Y’all, when I gave up eggs for breakfast, I was like “WTF am I supposed to eat?” My go-to weekend breakfast was eggs, bacon, and potato. But as I practice a more plant-based diet, all I can really have now is potato. So what’s a girl to do?
I knew oatmeal was an option, but I never grew up eating it because whenever I had it, it was so bland. So if you’re reading this and thinking of skipping over it because it’s just another oatmeal recipe, I beg you to give this one a try. Especially if you love the flavor of pumpkin.
And don’t you just love when a delicious recipe also has great health benefits?
Pumpkin: No wonder I have a love affair with pumpkin. The benefits are countless. It’s definitely nutrient-dense. It’s low in calories but high in antioxidants. It’s also a great source for your B-vitamins. It aids in weight-loss, reducing cholesterol, prevents the risk of cancer, and has several anti-aging benefits. It’s a great food to have during the season because it’s beneficial for the immune system and helps keep you from getting sick.
Coconut Milk: Anytime I can, I add some sort of coconut product, whether it’s shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut water, sugar, etc. There’s so many options! It’s great for easing anxiety and hypertension.
Honey: I’ve try and eat more plant-based/vegan, but honey I will never get rid of! It’s got so many amazing benefits. It’s highly antifungal, antiviral, antispetic, anti-aging, and has anticancer properties. Honey has B-complex, Vitamin C and tons of minerals. Mamas struggling with PPD, try some honey to calm the nerves. Pregnant mamas struggling with morning sickness, you should try it too!
Go for raw when possible. My favorite kind to find is wildflower honey for more health benefits.
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup mashed pumpkin or 1 can of pumpkin puree
- 1 cup coconut milk (or 1 can) + 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
Mix all ingredients into a saucepan. Cook oatmeal as usual.
Let Me Know What You Think?
Are you an oatmeal fan? What’s your favorite flavor combinations?