I love breakfast foods for dinner. Sometimes that means something simple like yogurt+berries, sometimes it’s more complex, like cornbread waffles, and sometimes, it’s just a bowl of oats.

I find that I like more mild oats in the morning. If I get too fancy, with cocoa powder or spices, it doesn’t sit well in my tummy. So in the morning, I usually just stick to oats with a banana, and maybe some peanut butter on top. But for dinner… I like to get a little more creative.

Pumpkin Pie Oats

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1-2 packets of stevia
  • graham cracker crumbs

I cooked up my oats in almond milk, and stirred in the egg white, so it could get cooked through. The egg white adds some nice volume and protein, but if you wanted to make this vegan, you could leave it out. Then stir in your pumpkin and spices. Transfer it into a bowl and top with graham cracker crumbs. It’s as simple as that! You’ll feel like you’re digging into some decadent pumpkin pie, but it’s much healthier ๐Ÿ™‚

Picture before topping with g-cracker crumbs:

Do you like sweet or savory oats in the morning?

 

On a different note, I found this at the grocery store yesterday:

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I was super excited to try it (Um, yes, I get excited about things like wheat bran. Don’t judge.) but I don’t know what to use it in! Does anyone have any suggestions for using wheat bran? Feel free to link recipes!

 

One last thing, I had so much fun running the 10K, I think I’m going to sign up for another one in May! So the running shall continue, which means I’ll be needed to refresh my tunes soon! Stay tuned… (I couldn’t resist the pun. Sorry.)

 

Hope you’re all having a great day!

<3 Liz