Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Who said you can't have dessert for breakfast? This may not be dessert, but it sure tastes like it. It's the perfect recipe to wake up to this fall. It takes less than 10 minutes to make this breakfast and is definitely worth it.

Health Benefits:
Oats are a great source of fiber. In just 1 cup of oats it contains 8 grams of fiber, making it an excellent source of fiber. They contain a range of healthy cholesterol-lowering properties. They have been shown to help coronary artery disease, colorectal cancer, and lower blood pressure.


Pumpkin contains beta-carotene, which helps to reduce the risk of developing certain types of caner. It often helps to protect against asthma and heart disease. It also may help in delaying aging and body degeneration. It is also good for the heart since it contains fiber, potassium and vitamin C.

Flaxseed is a great source of Omega-3, which has been shown to have heart healthy effects. It also contains both soluble and insoluble fiber, and is a great source of antioxidants.

1 cup quick oats
1 1/4-1/2 cup water
pinch of salt
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3-4 Tbsp agave nectar
1/4-1/2 cup soy milk (or other milk alternatives)

In a small pan combine oats, water, and salt. Turn burner on a medium heat and allow oats to cook for around 5 minutes. Turn off burner and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir thoroughly, then place into serving bowls. This recipe makes enough for 2-3 people.