Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

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Need an easy breakfast for busy mornings on the go? I’ve got you covered with my easy, delicious, spicy, Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal that’s perfect for chilly, busy, fall mornings!

Pumpkin is having a moment and I’m diving in head first because let’s be honest, this time only comes around once a year! I will also admit that I spend a few minutes each night perusing Pinterest and currently have a fall board that has 1,000 fall pins on it. Okay well maybe not 1,000, but it’s getting up there! Pumpkin is also trending right now so I’m going to revel in this pumpkin madness and continue on with all the pumpkin recipes!

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Are you guys big breakfast eaters? I cannot function without breakfast while some of my friends can just have coffee and be fine. I need a good breakfast meal in the am to go along with my coffee and I find that when I do my mind and body function saner. You’re probably reading that last statement and are thinking duh, Genevieve, of course breakfast makes you a happier person. But did you know that nearly 31 million Americans, about 10 percent of the U.S. population, do not eat breakfast according to a study conducted by the NPD Group. That’s a decent percentage of Americans who don’t eat breakfast and that’s not good.

If you find yourself getting hungry a half hour after consuming oatmeal, trying adding an egg with it or add pumpkin like in this recipe. You could also add a scoop of collagen or protein powder to really amp up the protein and that combined with the fiber should keep you fuller longer. I love adding cod liver oil to my oatmeal! It gives me my daily omegas and cod liver oil is a wonderful hormone balancer.

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Breakfast is super important and that’s why I created this easy, delicious, breakfast recipe for you. It’s so good that it’s been on repeat in our household and is perfect for chilly fall mornings. I always wondered why my grandpa ate a hearty bowl of oatmeal for breakfast everyday and now as an adult I know why. Oatmeal is the wonder breakfast. It’s got your daily recommended amount of soluble and insoluble fiber, protein, and is packed with nutrient-dense minerals such as thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium, and iron.

When buying oatmeal, make sure to opt for an all-natural, organic brand because recent studies have shown that going non-organic oatmeal has been linked to the same chemicals that are used in Round Up! That’s just gross. No one should ever be consuming Round Up, ever!

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Oatmeal is also awesome because you can dress it up however you like. I tend to get super creative with my oatmeal and usually add whatever goodies I have on my kitchen counter. For this recipe though, I’ve incorporated fresh pumpkin, unsweetened apple butter, molasses, cream (use almond, cashew, or coconut milk if you are dairy free) and loads and loads of cinnamon. I’ve also added some fresh ground ginger (and turmeric) to make it extra spicy!

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I often get asked why I add fresh turmeric and ginger to a lot of my recipes. Well, did you know that turmeric and ginger are two of the most powerful foods on the planet? Now you do, your welcome. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine practice for years upon years and it’s touted as one of the worlds best superfood’s for a reason.

Turmeric contains curcumin which is a very powerful compound. Curcumin is the main ingredient in Turmeric and is where the anti-inflammatory compound comes from. Not only is Turmeric a wonderful anti-inflammatory but it’s also been shown in peer reviewed studies that if taken in the right dosage, it can prevent cancer, boost immunity and antioxidant levels, as well as boost brain function.

If you struggle with anxiety like I do, then Turmeric will be your best friend! In a study done in rats who displayed actions of anxiety, when given turmeric after 8-weeks the rats were a lot more calm than their rat counterparts who did not consume the turmeric. Curcumin has also been shown to reduce heart disease if taken in the proper dosage. Turmeric can also help mental health patients battle depression and has been proven in numerous peer reviewed studies that it helps patients who struggle with arthritis. Now you know why it’s really the wonderful spice for a reason!

Ginger is also included in this recipe, but we will save the wonders of taking ginger and it’s benefits for a blog post for another time! Hopefully that gives you guys a more detailed background as to why turmeric and ginger appear in nearly all of my recipes and will continue too!

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All you need for this Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal is fresh pumpkin, always opt for fresh, organic pumpkin puree if you can. You’ll also need unsweetened apple butter, fresh ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, molasses, and cream or almond milk. This is the easiest, comfiest breakfast you’ll ever make. Curl up with a cup of hot coffee or tea, in a warm blanket, and enjoy the goodness that my Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal brings. It will be a like fall exploded in your breakfast bowl!

If you make my recipes, please tag me on Instagram @fittyfoodlicious using the hashtag #fittyfoodlicious I love seeing my recipes in your kitchens!

With Love,

Genevieve

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

By Genevieve | Fitty Foodlicious September 26, 2018

Need an easy breakfast for busy mornings on the go? I’ve got you covered with my easy, delicious, spicy, Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal that’s perfect for chilly, busy, fall mornings!

Makes: 4-6-servings

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Ingredients:
  • 2-cups organic oatmeal (Trader Joe’s Organic Oats is my personal favorite.)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (Omit almond milk if dairy-free.)
  • 2-tablespoons water
  • 1/4-cup fresh organic pumpkin puree
  • 2-tablespoons organic molasses
  • 4-teaspooons of fresh, ground cinnamon
  • 1-teaspoon of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2-teaspoons of fresh turmeric, peeled, and chopped (Feel free to omit ground turmeric if you prefer.)
  • 1-tablespoon coconut butter

Instructions:
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a stovetop pan and gently stir for 5-minutes over low heat or until the oats have softened and everything is nicely combined.
  2. Add oatmeal to serving bowls and drizzle with more cinnamon, molasses, and apple butter if desired.
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