As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing like waking up with a bowl of warm oatmeal for breakfast. It comforts your soul and provides you with a hearty dose of fiber and the energy you need to tackle your busy day. In the spirit of fall, add some pumpkin puree to the breakfast staple for an extra yummy treat! The pumpkin adds a delightfully sweet flavor and a healthy dose of Vitamin A, which is key for good vision and a healthy immune system.
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- ¾ cup 2% milk
- ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
- ¼ tsp. pumpkin spice
- Optional: Honey or maple syrup to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until the oats are cooked through. Stir in honey or maple syrup to taste.
Microwave directions: combine oats with the milk, microwave 1-2 minutes until desired consistency is reached, then stir in the pumpkin, spices and sweetener.
Calories: 222; Carbs: 37g; Fat: 6g; Protein: 9g; Sodium: 40mg; Sugar: 8g; Fiber: 6g
Do you have any favorite healthy breakfast recipes that use pumpkin? Are there any healthy ways you like to spruce up your bowl of morning oatmeal? Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear what you have to say!