It’s that time of year again folks – cold. I feel like we’ve been spoiled a little bit here in Ontario as the weather was SO NICE!… Up until about 2 weeks ago. But actually, much to my surprise I’m kind of happy that the weather is getting a little bit cooler… who am I?? To be honest I’m just happy I can put my massive stash of big chunky knits to good use, and eat a whole lot of comfort food.
One of my favourite warm cosy foods right now is oatmeal. I literally have a bowl of it every morning before heading to work at 6:30am (yuck!). But, on the days where I have a little bit more time, I’ve been wrapping myself up on the couch in my pink fluffy robe with a bowl of pumpkin oats. ‘Tis the season after all, right?
These were actually inspired by the huge can of leftover pumpkin puree I had from my pumpkin dip that I made for Thanksgiving.
Protein Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, how much more white fitness girl on Instagram could I have gotten? Probably not a lot, really – and I have absolutely no shame.
Ok, here’s what you need:
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
- Dash of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 whole egg
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
Bring almond milk, salt, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and brown sugar to a boil. Add in oats and stir for a few minutes. Stir in whole egg (do this quickly to avoid it cooking in lumps). Stir in canned pumpkin. Wait until it is no longer a runny mess.
Eat while wearing your uggs, snuggled in a plaid blanket, with a pumpkin spiced latte on the side. Let your white girl OUT.
Until next time