When this whole #PSL craze began years ago, I did not count myself amongst the millions of fans. I loved fall, sweater weather, warm flavours, but not pumpkin spice anything. Not pumpkin pie, pumpkin loaf, or pumpkin spice lattes. Then, one morning, I woke up, and something changed. Overnight, it seems, I developed a taste for all things pumpkin. And so, the basic-ness in me revealed itself, and of that basic-ness comes this really tasty, creamy, and delicious oatmeal recipe. Enjoy!
Well, first off, it’s a very simple recipe to make. You need very few ingredients and tools, and thankfully, all are pantry staples (except maybe the pumpkin puree, which may be seasonal for some).
- 1 cup almond milk (or regular milk if you like)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbs pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling, that’s a different beast altogether)
- About 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
- 2-3 tbs maple syrup (or really as much as you like)
- pinch of salt
- walnuts/pecans for topping
- In a small saucepan, combine almond milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and maple syrup and whisk together.
- Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add rolled oats and cook until desired consistency (5 minutes for a looser texture- 10 minutes for a thicker oatmeal)
- Pour into a bowl, top with a little almond milk, walnuts, pecans, maple syrup, or whatever you like.
This consistency took me about 8-9 minutes. So creamy and delicious 🙂
So, are you basic enough to try this out? Let me know!