Pumpkin: an endearing name for your sweetheart; an orange variety of squash known for its round shape, ribbed skin, and high vitamin A content
You've probably seen plenty of the fall vegetable around, usually with seeds scraped out and a face carved on the front or nestled into a sweet pie crust, but we think that you should see more stirred into some whole grain oats! It's like pumpkin pie, but with healthy starchy grains & protein packed greek yogurt instead of inflammatory grains & sugars.
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled or steel cut oats
- 1 handful raisins
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- pinch ginger
- 2 tablespoons - 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (if you like your oatmeal extra creamy)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder or splash vanilla extract
Heat the milk over high heat until it comes to a boil (don’t let the milk burn!). Add in the rolled oats and raisins and reduce to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until thick and creamy (this is all a preference thing, I like mine cooked longer and thicker). Reduce heat to low and stir in pumpkin puree and cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
In a small bowl, mix vanilla protein or vanilla extract with greek yogurt before stirring into oats. Eat up and get ready to have the perfect fall day ever.