Creamy Banana Pumpkin Oatmeal

Creamy Banana Pumpkin Oatmeal

It's oatmeal season! Just like smoothies are one of my breakfast go-tos in the summer, oatmeal always hits the spot during the colder months, and this Creamy Banana Pumpkin Oatmeal is no exception. This recipe has a seasonal touch with the addition of pumpkin puree and some warming spices. When I make oatmeal on the stove, I always end up with just the most delicious and comforting bowl. It's also so customizable. You can add whatever you love on top -- berries, chia seeds, coconut flakes, etc. I added chocolate and peanut butter because they're basically my most important food groups. As the liquid base, you can use any time of milk or non-dairy milk.

Here's what you need

  • Rolled oats -- I used certified gluten free
  • Flax or chia seeds -- this is a great way to add a fiber boost
  • Your favorite milk or milk substitute -- I'm a big fan of unsweetened almond milk
  • Ripe Banana
  • Pumpkin Puree -- you can find this in the baking aisle of most grocery stores, just make sure it isn't "pumpkin pie filling"
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Nut Butter of your choice
  • Chocolate Chips for topping
  • Optional: Maple Syrup to make it a little sweeter

Prep Time2 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time17 mins

This recipe makes 1 serving. You can easily double it.

Ingredients:

 ½ cup Rolled Oats 
 ½ tbsp Flaxmeal (or chia seeds)
 1 cup Milk or Non-Dairy Milk
 1 Ripe Banana, Mashed
 1 tbsp Pumpkin Purée 
 ½ tsp Maple Syrup (Optional) 
 1 tsp Cinnamon
 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
 ¼ cup Chocolate Chips for Sprinkling
 1 tbsp Nut Butter of your Choice

Directions:

1

Mash ripe banana so that it is runny.

2

To a small pot, add kefir, pumpkin puree, banana, oats, flax and spices. Mix all ingredients well in the pot. I used a spatula, it is easy to mix and gather everything from the sides of the pot when it cooks.

3

Set heat to medium and bring to a slight boil. Continue to mix everything as it cooks. This takes about 5 minutes. You know it is ready when all the liquid is absorbed by the oats. You still want it to be creamy though and not too dry so be careful not to overcook.

4

When it’s ready, pour into a bowl and drizzle with nut butter and chocolate chips. You can also add fruit, nuts or whatever else you love. Enjoy!

If you loved this Creamy Banana Pumpkin Oatmeal, make sure to check out some of my other recipes!

Ingredients

 ½ cup Rolled Oats 
 ½ tbsp Flaxmeal (or chia seeds)
 1 cup Milk or Non-Dairy Milk
 1 Ripe Banana, Mashed
 1 tbsp Pumpkin Purée 
 ½ tsp Maple Syrup (Optional) 
 1 tsp Cinnamon
 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
 ¼ cup Chocolate Chips for Sprinkling
 1 tbsp Nut Butter of your Choice

Directions

1

Mash ripe banana so that it is runny.

2

To a small pot, add kefir, pumpkin puree, banana, oats, flax and spices. Mix all ingredients well in the pot. I used a spatula, it is easy to mix and gather everything from the sides of the pot when it cooks.

3

Set heat to medium and bring to a slight boil. Continue to mix everything as it cooks. This takes about 5 minutes. You know it is ready when all the liquid is absorbed by the oats. You still want it to be creamy though and not too dry so be careful not to overcook.

4

When it’s ready, pour into a bowl and drizzle with nut butter and chocolate chips. You can also add fruit, nuts or whatever else you love. Enjoy!

Creamy Banana Pumpkin Oatmeal

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