Updated: Nov 15, 2021
It has been an odd year here in Calgary. We've had an unusually long and warm Fall!
Normally by this time, it has snowed several times and I'm ready for Christmas! But this year, with Fall sticking around so long, I've been extending my Fall recipes and loving things like pumpkin bars, pumpkin french toast, and this one- pumpkin oatmeal!
It's very odd considering I don't usually consider myself a pumpkin kinda girl! But hey, it's super nutritious and changes up our daily recipes to be a bit more exciting.
This is a great recipe for all ages, you just may need to make some alterations for those very little babies (swap for regular rolled oats and don't use any sugar) or for those who are needing to be more conscientious about sugar.
I kept this recipe basic because steel-cut oats are already so nutritious and full of fiber. But it would NOT be a bad idea to add in some flax or chia to get in beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids. Or you could do what I did and add delicious walnuts!
The only downside of steel-cut is that they take a little bit of time to cook. So if you are too busy in the morning, you could try making these the night before, or try using an instant pot!
I topped mine with raisins and walnuts, but you could use anything here: a tbsp of chocolate chips, some chopped dates, a splash of soymilk or maple syrup.
I really like sweet things.... is that obvious?
Here's how to make it:
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Here are the nutrition facts for this recipe with 3 tbsp of raisins and 2 tbsp of chopped walnuts as a topping.
Hope you enjoy!
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