Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

9 Nov

Pie

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Meet oatmeal

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And create the most delicious and somewhat nutritious breakfast ever had.

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This is the perfect use for leftover pie that you have after Thanksgiving. As Americans, we have officially entered the eating frenzy.  Starting on October 31st and sometimes lasting all the way until February 14th (think more chocolate, another fancy dinner). I am a firm believer in enjoying the moment and embracing each holiday and the food that comes with it. I am not, however, a firm believer in indulging day after day with the excuse of “it’s the holidays”. So, what to do when you have all those yummy leftovers, especially pumpkin pie.

If you really think about it, pumpkin pie is a healthier dessert option on Turkey Day. Pumpkin is loaded with nutrients (think vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber) and is pretty low in calories. It’s the sugar, egg, and high fat dairy that we add to it and the buttery crust that we put it in that turn it into a splurge.

With a few tweaks, your pumpkin pie can turn into a healthy and delicious breakfast. Start with a lower fat pumpkin pie recipe (recipe coming soon), scrape out the filling and add it to a steaming hot bowl of oatmeal made with unsweetened almond milk, throw in a heaping tablespoon of flaxseed meal, and sprinkle with a few chopped pecans, and sit back and “indulge” in a healthy breakfast as you rehash the events from the wonderful meal the night before with your family.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Makes 1 serving

1/2 cup rolled oats (quick cooking or old-fashioned)

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

1 slice pumpkin pie, filling only

1 teaspoon chopped pecans

Combine the flaxseed, oats, and almond milk. Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes until cooked. Add pumpkin pie filling, sprinkle with chopped pecans, pour a cup of coffee, and enjoy 🙂

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