I really don't see anything wrong with eating pie for breakfast. (I think my dad would agree with me on this one.) A giant slice of pumpkin pie and a cup of steaming hot coffee seems like a perfectly acceptable breakfast. Unfortunately, that kind of breakfast doesn't have quite the nutritional value that I prefer in my first meal of the day. Not to mention the fact that I would be hungry for a snack about 30 minutes after eating it. Since I can't justify eating pie for breakfast, I came up with the next best thing, pumpkin pie oatmeal! Seriously, where has this recipe been all my life? Eating a bowl of warm pumpkin spice oatmeal is like eating a giant slice of pumpkin pie in the morning. This oatmeal is my new favorite Fall breakfast.
I got this idea from weelicious.com. She makes her oatmeal in a crock pot and lets it cook all night. I love that idea but I have a huge crock pot and I didn't want to make that much oatmeal. (I also didn't want to have to clean the crock pot in the morning.) I adapted her recipe and made my pumpkin spice oatmeal on the stove.
This is one of my new favorite pumpkin recipes. Oatmeal is one of the healthiest things that you can eat in the morning and adding pumpkin to the mix just boosts the nutritional content even more.
You can adjust the sweetness by adding a little or a lot of brown sugar to your oatmeal. I like to add a little crunch to the mix as well. Pecans are a good choice I think.
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