welcome to September

I’m so sorry.

But I just had to do it.

I woke up chilled this morning + saw this can peaking out at me in the cupboard.

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Comfort In a Can, is what I like to call this.

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spiced, pumpkin oats.

Drowning in a pool of coconut butter + Peanut Butter Crunch Butter and a sprinkle of sucanat.  

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Basic Pumpkin Oats

  • 1/2c rolled oats
  • 3/4c unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4c water
  • 1/2 banana, sliced thinly
  • 1/3c pumpkin puree
  • 1/2t vanilla
  • 3/4t cinnamon
  • 1/8-1/4t ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1t honey/sucanat/maple syrup [opt]
  1. In a pot, heat oats + milk + water over medium heat until a low boil.
  2. Stir + reduce heat to simmer, adding the sliced banana + spices.
  3. Cook for 6-10min, until thickened to your liking, stirring ever minute or so.
  4. In the last 1-2min of cooking, stir in pumpkin + vanilla. 
  5. Add toppings.

*Feel free to stir in a 1/2-1 serving of protein powder when you remove them from the heat.  Add more milk, if it thickens too much.

*No protein powder?  Whisk in 1 large egg, or 2 egg whites in the last 2-3min of cook time.  Let sit to cook + thicken then stir.

*Also feel free to sub in 1/3c steel cut oats, or 1/3c rolled + 2T Scottish oats instead.  Cook time will be longer, especially for the steel cut.

It happened.

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And I’m so glad it did.