Updated: Oct 23, 2018
It's getting colder and colder during the month of october. This time calls for autumn themed breakfasts that make you feel so cosy that you feel like you're wrapped up in a warm fluffy blanket for the rest of your day. If you want to experience this level of cosiness, then this oatmeal recipe is for you!
My pumpkin spiced oatmeal is all the good things in life combined in just one bowl. Seriously. When I think of autumn, I think gold yellow and pumpkin spiced food and Christmas inspired spices because who doesn't love ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg? Before I start, let me tell you a bit about what I've been up to during these cold October days. So today is Saturday and we got two new herbs for our herb collection at home: thyme and rosemary. They have been repotted and have been soaking in the sunlight all day.
October is not only pumpkin month, it's also Inktober! If you're an artist, you might already know this. If you're not familiar with it, basically what you do is draw something each day. There are official prompts but of course you can create your own. It's more about getting you to draw more and be more creative. I'm enjoying it so far. If you wanna see what I'm doing, you can follow my art account @viki.art.studio (and on a side-note: I am selling riso prints on Etsy if you're interested, my riso prints need loving new parents in a warm and peaceful home).
Now back to the oatmeal. I like to keep my breakfast fresh and change it up with the seasons. This is both good for me and great for you (more recipes equals more yum food, am I right). And now look at that big boy!
These halves are about to go in the oven and get roasted (I can make a more detailed post about this if you fancy).
Now you might be wondering what I did with all that pumpkin pulp. I put it into a bowl and took out all the pumpkin seeds to roast them. They look delicious on this photo but the reality is that inside they are pitch black. Yes, I fail sometimes too but hey next time I'll make the perfect roasted pumpkin seeds. And what do you think about a combined recipe post with roasted pumpkin AND roasted pumpkin seeds?
I also made my own pumpkin spiced granola (if you want the recipe, let me know in the comments). You can use this as a topping along with whatever you like really.
I put a list of toppings in the recipe description below; these are the toppings that I used but feel free to throw in whatever you love. There's nothing that doesn't fit together as long as you feel that it tastes good. I'm a big fan of avocado and peanut butter toast or almond butter with cheese. Mix it all up and get creative. This oatmeal is soooo creamy and I really want to make and eat it now. I could technically do this because there's a big pumpkin waiting for me in the kitchen. The. Dream.
Enjoy making your oatmeal and please tag me in your posts on Instagram @blissfoodflower #blissfoodflower, I wanna see all your creations!
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
This oatmeal is perfect for cold autumn mornings or whenever you feel like pumpkin and oatmeal.
Servings: 2 bowls
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Does it keep? Consume immediately
Prep Time: 25 min
Ingredients (for two portions)
1 Cup Oats
1/3 Pumpkin Puree
1/2 tsp Turmeric (or more to taste)
Pinch of Salt
Milk or Water
4 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Pumpkin Spiced Granola
Piece of Dark Chocolate
Caramelised Peanuts Coated in Sesame Seeds
*1/2 tsp Ginger, 1tsp Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1. Make your own pumpkin puree or get one in a store. I made my own by cooking a pumpkin in the oven as shown on the photo and then taking out the pumpkin and blending it to form a puree. Then, take 1/3 cup out of your puree and add all the pumpkin spices to it as well as the maple syrup. Stir until all is well combined.
2. Add your oats to a pan with enough water / plantbased milk to cover the oats and add your salt. Stir when it starts to get warm to prevent it from burning and add more liquid as needed until you have a creamy oatmeal.
3. Pour your pumpkin puree in the hot oatmeal and stir until all is combined. Add the turmeric and stir. If you want a stronger flavour add another 1/2 tsp.
4. Now prepare all the toppings and be as creative as you can with them. It's so much fun!
5. And now the best part: enjoy this indulgent pumpkin spice oatmeal in your cosy blanket in front of a fire place with your favourite book or song.
Much love, Viki xx