I’m an impatient person. I like to think that’s not the case, but this breakfast proves otherwise.
I’m also one of those people who get all cranky when stores pump Halloween decorations in September, and then roll out the Christmas Decorations just in time to say “trick or treat”. Can’t we savor and enjoy one holiday at a time without having to think ahead to the next? Seriously Target, I love you, but slow it down!!
Having said that…. I CAN’T WAIT FOR FALL !!!!! The smells, the scarves, the leaves, the feeling in the air, and the pumpkin! Oh, the pumpkin. I’ve been dreaming of all things pumpkin, which led to an irresistible urge to have pumpkin. Like, right now. On a 100 degree September day. I blame Target. Not only for the need to have pumpkin, but for also craving hot soups, chills, and oatmeals.
I never wanted oatmeal so bad in my life. It’s what I wake up wanting each and every day. Even for lunch I want oatmeal. Ridiculous right? I mean, I wake up sweating most mornings cause it’s so dang hot, and then I want oatmeal. Hot, hot oatmeal. Makes perfect sense. At least it does to the girl with pumpkin cravings in September.
Pumpkin N’oatmeal (Paleo Oatmeal)
inspired and adapted from Katie Did
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup coconut milk, plus more for drizzling
2 tbsp coconut flour
1/2-1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2-1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp walnuts
1/2 tbsp flaked coconut
In a small pan/pot toast walnuts and flaked coconut over medium heat. should take about 5-8 minutes. set aside.
Add pumpkin, coconut milk, and coconut flour to the small pot and cook over medium heat. Stir the mixture really well so that the coconut flour incorporates smoothly. Cook about a minute. Crack one egg into pot and stir until combined. Stir in cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Continue cooking for about 4 minutes, until a smooth, thick texture is achieved. Don’t over cook or it will get lumpy and dry!!
Serve with additional coconut milk, maple drizzle (if you like it a bit sweeter) and toasted walnuts & coconut.
If you’re going the sugar free route sub in a ripe mashed banana for the maple.
Craving demolished… until tomorrow