I should start this post off by saying that it doesn't completely feel like fall here in Georgia. I drove around today and could fine ONE spot where some of the trees are orange and yellow. This one spot happens to be a few small trees in our neighbors yard, but that's it for miles. To cope with this, I made a breakfast that will trick anyone into thinking its perfectly fall all around no matter what it's actually like outside. What smells like delicious pumpkin pie, is healthy, easy to make, AND can cook while you sleep? Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal made in the crock pot of course! I supplemented this delicious breakfast with coffee I brought back from Portland, which happens to be the best coffee ever.
So if oatmeal is your thing, go make this and then go to bed now.
Makes approximately 8 servings
- 1 1/2 cups of steel cut oats
- 1 15 oz can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 1/2 cups of almond milk or milk of choice
- 3 1/2 cups of water
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup (honey, agave, or brown sugar would work)
- 1 or 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice (I went with 2, I like it extra spiced)
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- pinch of salt
Put it all in your crock pot, cover, and set to low and then go to bed! I let mine cook for 8 hours, but 6 hours would also be good.
Wake up to a delicious smelling kitchen and enjoy! I stirred in a little bit of ground flax seed and added a tiny bit more sweetener. I reheated some leftovers of this for breakfast this morning and it was a little too thick for my taste, so I added some more almond milk.