First of all, whew, it’s been quite some time since my last post! Kindof due to being extremely busy (college.. Nuff said), plus I keep a personal journal so it’s not like I need this blog as an outlet to ramble (but I mean what else is blogging for right?); but I do love sharing recipe and workout ideas, and of course other random little things that interest me (style, ideas, etc. etc.) so what the heck, why not keep this going? Plus I had a few friends mention my blog to me, and the fact that people I know actually read this motivated me to keep updating😊
Anyways, being November, and living where it gets nice and chilly and definitely feeling like the time of year that it is, not to mention my bath and body works “pumpkin cupcake” hand soap had me craving some good ole pumpkin pie, I decided to get up and make some (lowfat/ vegan of course) pumpkin pancakes this morning before class, nowbut being the responsible college kid that I am, I stayed up way too late (no regrets tho lol), meaning i got up later, thus less time to cook some breakfast!
So I opted for a much quicker& easier but still YUM meal… Pumpkin pie oatmeal. Just kinda threw what I had together, and it turned out delish.
For the “crust” I used quick oats with a little water (less than I would use for regular oatmeal; just enough to get a soft, cookie- like texture) sprinkled with cinnamon and pecan pieces. After sticking that in the microwave for a minute, I spread some plain canned pumpkin on top, drizzled with agave and a generous dash of pumpkin pie spice, and finally topped with a few more pecans.
Definitely hit the spot, and as I said before, I love everything about this time of year (sweaters, bonfires, cuddling up with a good book).. and don’t even get me started on fall food😊 (crisp apples/ tart cider; warm baked goods; berries and nuts; hearty squash; PUMPKIN;…)