Maple Pumpkin Oats

I’ll confess, I am the kind of person who wakes up excited about breakfast!  These days, I look forward to warming up on chilly mornings with a bowl of hot oatmeal. Since oats can be boring on their own, I am always experimenting with new toppings and mix-ins. This pumpkin version though is one of my absolute favorites. Pomegranate seeds were a new topping addition that paired perfectly with the pumpkin! You’ll definitely start your day off on a healthy note since this bowl is full of soluble fiber, vitamin A, and Omega 3 fatty acids. The recipe below makes enough for one hearty bowl of oatmeal but feel free to double or triple the recipe to feed family or guests.

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Maple Pumpkin Oats

(Serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/8 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Sprinkle of chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Mix oats and milk in a bowl. Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until oats have soaked up most of the milk.
  2. Stir in the pumpkin, syrup, and cinnamon.
  3. Top with walnuts, pomegranate, and chia.
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