Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Happy October 1 everyone! Though weeks and months seem to be blowing past faster and faster, I'm happy to say a big hi! to October. October through December marks my favorite time of the year and this morning welcomed me with a cool breeze coming through the window, the sun shining and the opportunity to wear my leather jacket. 

Oh, and to eat some pumpkin pie oatmeal for breakfast. 

We can't forget about the food at times like these.

I have been waiting for the perfect time to break out the pumpkin-oatmeal combo for the season, and what better day than October 1?

This warm and hearty breakfast came together in a snap this morning. It was filled creamy, oaty, cinnamony goodness and I just adore the happy orange color. I topped it with a handful of sliced almonds for a bit of crunch.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

(serves 1)

1 C milk of your choice

1/2 C old fashioned oats

pinch of salt

1/4 C pumpkin puree

pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

sweetener of your choice (I used a little brown sugar)

Heat the milk and salt over medium-high heat. Once starting to boil, add the oats and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. While cooking, stir in the pumpkin puree. Stir frequently so the oats don't burn. Toward the end of cooking, stir in the pumpkin pie spice and sweetener. Top with sliced almonds. Enjoy immediately.

 

And I did :D

How are you kicking off October?