My life is delicious, like this bowl of oatmeal – The Holiday Morning Oatmeal
Being a mom and a wife, life is colorful and abundant. As these feelings reflect in my bowl of oatmeal (such as this one). Decorating it with colorful fresh fruits. Layering it with different flavors. Adding texture for richer taste bud. I enjoy this deliciousness.
Since when oatmeal is a breakfast staple to help kick start my day? I can’t remember. But I love how a bowl of warm, creamy and sweet porridge wakes up my body making me feel fuzzy and huggy.
‘Tis the season to have a Holiday Morning Oatmeal. It’s like eating a slice of pumpkin pie and gingerbread all in one except in a bowl that is hearty and healthy. Say “good morning” to your dessert fix without the guilt.
Persimmon is the fruit of this season – fresh and sweet and perfectly pair for this spiced pumpkin flavor oatmeal. Personally, I prefer the fuyu persimmon because of its crunchiness. And this crunch balances out the smooth and creamy texture of the porridge. Eat up before they are gone.
Spend 15 minutes on Sundays (nights before bedtime if you want to save extra precious sleeping minutes in the mornings) making a big pot of this all natural, smooth, creamy, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and healthy oat porridge for the week to come. Holiday spirit will be dancing in your mouth with every bite.
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Enjoy your beautiful day!
Coconut Pumpkin Oatmeal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/3 cups steel-cut oats
1/2 cup Pumpkin purée
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp all spice
1/3 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
Bring water to a boil
Add oats to boiling water. Bring to a boil and turn heat down to a simmer, covered, for 10 – 15 minutes till thickens and soft.
Mix in pumpkin purée, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and spice. Lastly, add coconut milk and syrup. Give it a stir and turn off heat. Scoop in a bowl and decorate with toppings. Serve hot.
Note: Oatmeal could be cooked ahead of time. When is ready to eat, scoop a serving into a bowl and add 1/3 cup of any type of milk (regular, almond or coconut) to oatmeal and reheat in microwave. Just as smooth and creamy.