The absolute autumnal breakfast with only 5 ingredients to kick start the day and provide sustained energy in the rest of the morning, based on the variety of the carbohydrates it packs. Swap the almond milk with dairy milk and add some nut butter or top with nuts to increase the protein content.
Bonus: my recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice mix at the end!
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cups pumpkin puree (or grated pumpkin)
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (see notes at the end on how to make you own) or cinnamon
1- 2 tablespoons honey (depending on taste)
1 tablespoon of low fat yogurt and sesame or pumpkin seeds
(you can get creative with extra nuts or nut butter)
1. Add the pumpkin, milk, oats, sweetener and half of the pumpkin spice* in a pot and bring to a boil
2. Stir until the pumpkin is soft (if you use grated pumpkin) and the mix is getting thick (usually takes 5-6 minutes on medium heat)
3. Serve in your favourite bowl and top with the extra pumpkin spice, yogurt and seeds and enjoy!
*For you own pumpkin spice mix combine 4 parts of cinnamon with 1 part all spice, 1 part nutmeg, 1 part ginger and 1 part cloves (all in a ground form) - keep in a mason jar and use it as a sprinkle in your porridge, your coffee or even as a spice mix for an autumnal chicken recipe
Nutrition facts with the specific toppings: 239 calories, 35g carbohydrates, 9g protein, 8g fat (<1g of unhealthier saturated fats)