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Um… yeah… you actually did read that right. I said dark chocolate peanut butter pumpkin pie oatmeal.

Truth be told, I’m not a huge pumpkin lover which is odd because I love, love, LOVE all other types of squash it’s just that pumpkin ain’t one of ’em. And even odder, I actually really dislike pumpkin pie. Blech. Give me some apple pie at Thanksgiving over grody ol’ pumpkin pie any day. That being said, I kinda dig pumpkin in my oats and adding some dark chocolate peanut butter has made this something of a delectable breakfast. You can make this for your kids and they’d have absolutely no clue that you just made them eat squash! MUAW-HA-HA-HA-HA

Wanna learn how to make it? I thought you would…

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin (if buying canned, do not, I repeat: do NOT but pumpking pie filling or I’ll beat you over the head with its sugar content)
  • 1 dash of ground nutmeg
  • 1 dash of ground ginger
  • 2 dashes of cinnamon
  • 1tbsp Peanut Butter & Co Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter*
  • 1tbsp each of ground flaxseed and chia seed (optional)

Instructions:

Because we’re using steel cut oats (feel free to use regular and make it the morning of), we don’t want to spend 40 minutes at the stove, am I right? So to make it easier on yourself, assemble this just before bed (this is a secret trick to cooking steel cut oats in only 10 minutes or so). Put the oats, milk and water into a pot on the stove and cover it. Leave it overnight.

Next morning, turn the burner on to medium until it bubbles, add the pumpkin and spices and cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring fairly often. If adding the flax and chia seeds (for added nutritional oomph including lots of Omega 3’s), add that about 8 minutes into cooking. Turn heat off and pour into a bowl over the one tablespoon of peanut butter and let it sit for a minute or two (this helps the p.b. to melt).

Serves 1

* If you can’t get your hands on crack Dark Chocolate Dreams, you may try adding 1/2 tbsp of cocoa powder to the mixture and pour it over 1 tbsp of regular peanut butter.

**If, like me, you want to pump up the protein, add 1/4 of liquid egg whites when you add the pumpkin! It adds a ton of healthy proteins AND fluffs up your oats!

 

Nutritional Info

Calories: 281 Fat: 11g Sodium: 109g Carbs: 39g Fibre: 6g Sugar: 6g Protein: 9g

Comments

  1. Oh girlllllll…that looks right up my alley as I LOVE pumpkin stuff! :-) I’m definitely going to make this soon!

  2. OMG talk about CRACK!!!

    I cannot wait to try this one… yum!!!
    xoxo

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