It’s the last few days of summer! So what am I doing? Turning the clock ahead to Wednesday, of course, when FALL starts. The best season of all. The crisp fall air, the smell of leaves on the ground, and most of all, eating all of the pumpkin things! I cannot wait one moment longer.
I’m kicking off the season with this warming, hearty, and healthy Spiced Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, which has no refined sugar, is a great way to eat both whole grains and vegetables for breakfast (pumpkin IS a vegetable, after all!), and has a secret ingredient added at the very end to make it extra decadent and tasty.
I’m just going to ignore the fact that I moved from New England to Texas this summer and am experiencing the fall in a completely different way. The thermometer may still say 100 degrees, and the air may not be exactly “crisp,” but in my book, mid-September means fall. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
And may I be so bold as to say that Oscar makes an excellent addition to the fall decor, being such a pretty shade of orange:
Aw. Cozy kitty in a sunbeam :-)
So. This oatmeal.
A mixture of canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and oats, boiled in water (or milk, if that’s your thing) and topped with crunchy earthy pecans, sprinkled with spicy cinnamon, and drizzled with maple syrup. Oh, and that secret ingredient I mentioned before?
Here it is…
Are you ready…?…