Saturday, November 10

breakfast recipe: pumpkin pie oatmeal

In fall, I love everything pumpkin.  One of my favorite breakfast recipes is pumpkin pie oatmeal.  It takes only a few minutes to put together and heat up, and if you make a big batch on the weekend you can have oatmeal for breakfast all week (reheat in the microwave or by adding a little boiling hot water).  This is a healthy recipe designed to boost your metabolism for the rest of the day.

Serves 4

- 1 cup rolled steel cut oats
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp unpasteurized local honey
- 2 tbsp cold pressed flaxseed oil
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground nutmeg
- 6-8 tbsp ground flax meal
- 2 cups filtered water, boiling hot
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

1. Combine oats, pumpkin, flax meal, honey, and oil in a medium saucepan.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and give it a good stir.  
2. Pour boiling water on top and cook quickly on the stove until it starts to bubble.  Do not allow the oatmeal to simmer on the stove if you are health conscious; the longer you cook it the more the sugars in the oats are activated.  Serve with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on top.

Switch it up!
- Try using 1/2 cup pumpkin puree and 1/2 cup apple sauce or apple butter
- For a less healthy version that is more like a real pumpkin pie, substitute 6-8 tbsp graham cracker crumbs for the flax meal

Adapted from Metabolic Bootcamp Protocol Recipes by Thomas Baader, D.C. (2006)

Linking up to Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations, Friday Flair at Whipper Berry, Super Sweet Saturday at Sweet Boutique, Weekend Potluck at The Country Cook, and Food on Friday at Carole's Chatter


  1. Yum! I love the idea of adding graham cracker crumbs... mmm.

  2. Oh that sounds so good! And a healthy start to the day, perfect! Thanks for linking up on Super Sweet Saturday.

  3. I love pumpkin! This sounds so amazingly delicious!!

  4. Your oatmeal looks extra pumpkiny!Love that you added flax meal and flaxseed oil!

  5. Heather,
    This oatmeal looks super yummy. I love a bowl of oatmeal in the fall and winter and just started using Steel cut Oats. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  6. Heather, thanks very much for stopping by and linking in with Food on friday. I am blown away by all the different breakfast dishes - over 170 now!