What’s for Breakfast!? Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal

pumpkinYes, I know it’s not officially fall yet and I know you’re all like “Hey, why she jumping on the pumpkin train so early?!” Well, my fiends, if Starbucks can bring back the Pumpkin Spice Latte in August I can start my pumpkin recipes before September 21st.  Plus, who says you can’t enjoy pumpkin year round?!

Pumpkin lovers, I know you’ll be all over this.  Now that the weather is cooler in the morning I often switch out my smoothies for oatmeal.  I love making a big batch ahead of time that will last me for the week.

Throw everything in your slow cooker the night before and wake up to pumpkin pie heaven!  Bonus: it will make your house smell amazing!Pumpin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal

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Serves 4

1 cup steel-cut oats
3 1/2 cups water
1 15oz can of 100% pumpkin puree (no sugar added)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup of liquid sweetener such as coconut nectar, maple syrup or honey – I used organic maple syrup
Or about 10 drops of liquid stevia

Optional toppings:
Chopped walnuts
Mini chocolate chips
Raisins or dried fruit
Chopped apple
Whipped coconut milk

Add all the ingredients, except the sweetener, to your slow cooker and cook on LOW overnight for 8 hours. In the morning, stir in sweetener to taste, you may want to add more or less.  Dish up and add your favourite toppings! Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal1Pumpkin Pie OatmealRefrigerate leftovers and heat up for breakfast throughout the week!

**NOTE** This recipe works best in a small slow cooker, 1-4 quarts. If you have a large one, 6+ quarts, I suggest doubling the recipe or the edges might get a little burnt.

Nutritional info per serving – without toppings
260 Calories, 50g Carbs, 4g Fat, 9g Protein, 16g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients.  Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.

4 Comments

  • cloudthyme September 12, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Yumm! Love pumpkin! I am jumping on that train early too 🙂

    Reply
    • thehappyhealthfreak September 12, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Yay! I’m glad I’m not alone. Your pancakes look divine…I’ll have to try those!

      Reply
  • thehybridmind September 12, 2014 at 9:21 am

    It’s never too early for pumpkin.

    Reply

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