Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal

Screen Shot 2017-11-03 at 12.29.01 PM.png

The time for pumpkin everything is upon us and I am not ashamed to jump on that train! I am one who enjoys pumpkin pie during the holidays, but lately I have been wanting something pumpkin flavored since the weather finally feels like FALL. Since I am a 'little' busy with my dietetic internship hours, school/thesis work and working on the weekends (just call me crazy like everyone else), I haven't had time to brainstorm some delicious pumpkin recipes.

BUT I WILL OVER THE HOLIDAYS! Stay tuned...

So, I just decided to just add some pumpkin to my morning oatmeal. Since I eat oatmeal every morning during the week, I was sure to make extra! YAY. Such a good idea.

Now this recipe is simple, flavorful and full of fiber. and YES I love and need my daily fiber <3 I also made sure to only add natural sweeteners, so the ripe banana added did the job!

I hope you enjoy and that this recipe gets your in the holiday spirit and you get the feels for FALL. 

Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (I used Trader Joe's Mutli-Grain Hot Cereal which is made up of 100% Whole Grain, Rye, Barley, Oats and Wheat)
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk* (or your favorite milk)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

Optional Toppings: walnuts, dried cranberries, chia seeds, chocolate chunks, almonds, and many more!

*Note: Add more milk for thin texture. I like my oatmeal thick!

Directions:

  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine oats, pumpkin puree, milk and mashed banana. On medium heat, let mixture cook, mixing ingredients well. Reduce to simmer.
  2. Add chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Mix well. Let cook for 2-3 more minutes. 
  3. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy. (I used dark chocolate chunks, chia seeds and walnuts. YUM!)