PUMPKIN PIE PROTEIN OATMEAL

September 22, 2016

PUMPKIN PIE PROTEIN OATMEAL

Conflicted about the seasons? Top your Pumpkin Pie Protein Oatmeal with ICE CREAM! Seriously, it’s so good. This pumpkin pie protein oatmeal has become an everyday indulgence – I literally can’t stop eating it! It’s full of protein and fiber to keep you full, and of course plenty of pumpkin and sweet spice to delight your tastebuds. It’s perfect topped with dairy-free, low-calorie ice cream 😉

The calories are a bit higher with all the toppings, but my macros are still pretty generous, so it was perfect for me. Feel free to leave off the toppings or add your own, use more or less oats or protein powder… whatever! This recipe is super adaptable.

This recipe is best cooked on the stovetop so you can easily cook the pumpkin puree and seasonings all together. However, you can also microwave the oats with water then add your pumpkin puree, spices, and vanilla after cooking. It’s not necessarily faster, but it does save washing a pot 😉

Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need gluten-free! I prefer old-fashioned rolled oats. After the oats are done cooking, stir in some canned pumpkin, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves), sugar-free brown sugar alternative, and pure vanilla extract. I prefer golden monkfruit sweetener because it’s natural, sugar-free and calorie-free; but you can use any sweetener you like, preferably one that tastes similar to brown sugar. Also, feel free to swap the individual spices out for a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice!

For added protein, I stirred in some LIV Body Lean Vegan Protein in Snickerdoodle (one of my favorite flavors)! Use my code NOEXCUSES for 20% off all LIV Body Products. Most other protein powders should work in this recipe – I’ve tested whey protein, a whey-casein blend, and several vegan proteins! For best results, pick a complementary protein flavor like caramel or cinnamon 😉

Pro tip: always add your protein after cooking or it will get clumpy. You also may also need to add some additional liquid if your oatmeal gets too thick. Feel free to omit the protein powder if you don’t have any, just add a little extra sweetener!

For topping, I added half a sliced banana, two tablespoons of chopped pecans, and a small scoop of ice cream (yasss). I’m currently obsessed with So Delicious Salted Caramel Swirl frozen mousse which is dairy-free and low-calorie. Not sponsored, just obsessed LOL! After I got done taking pretty pictures, I stirred everything up into a delicious sludge and savored every spoonful! SO GOOD.

Here’s the printable recipe for this Pumpkin Pie Protein Oatmeal! Please rate and comment below to let me know how you liked this recipe 😉

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Oatmeal

This Pumpkin Pie Protein Oatmeal is full of warm pumpkin and sweet spices, plus fiber and protein to keep you full for hours. Easily made gluten-free!
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 servings
Calories 314kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • Dash salt optional
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup (30g) protein powder* I used LIV Body Lean Vegan Protein, code NOEXCUSES for 20% off
  • 1-2 tbsp. sugar-free brown sugar alternative* I used golden monkfruit sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon* can sub 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice for individual spices
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg*
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger*
  • Dash ground cloves* optional
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract optional

Toppings (optional)

  • 1/2 medium banana sliced
  • 2 tbsp. pecans chopped
  • 1.5 oz. scoop light ice cream I used a dairy-free frozen mousse

*See above for substitutions

    Instructions

    • Heat oats, water, and salt on stovetop over medium-high heat until water is absorbed (or microwave for 2 minutes).
    • Stir in pumpkin puree, spices, and vanilla, cooking until heated through.
    • Stir in protein powder and sweeten to taste.
    • Empty oats into a serving bowl and add desired toppings. Enjoy!

    Notes

    Calories (minus toppings and optionals): 314kcal, Fat: 5.0g, Sat fat: 2.0g, Carbs: 43g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 30g, Sodium: 151mg
    Calories (including toppings and optionals): 498kcal, Fat: 16.0g, Sat fat: 4.0g, Carbs: 65g, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 16g, Protein: 33g, Sodium: 349mg




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