Happy November! I can’t express how excited I am for this Sunday to roll around. 1 extra hour of sleep is all kinds of heaven for me. Especially after this wild week I’ve been having at school.

Another thing to be excited about is that starting today, November 1st, I will be vegan for an entire month! I hope you guys are willing to play along. I will be posting vegan recipes for one month, and talking about how my experience is going. Who knows how it will go, but I’m excited to find out!

To start off this month, I thought it would be a good idea to begin with the first meal of the day. A delicious fall inspired breakfast that is super smooth and delicious. I’m in total love!

This is super easy. To begin, bring water to a boil over medium heat and stir in oats. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often, then remove from heat. Stir in sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. I used 2 Tbsp of sweetener (brown sugar and agave nectar), but feel free to use more or less sugar. It depends on your tastes!

Place oat mixture into a bowl and top with walnuts. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Serves 1
Adapted from Mississippi Kitchen

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
2 tablespoons of “sugar” (I used 1 Tbsp of light brown sugar and 1 Tbsp of Agave nectar)
1/2 cup pure canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoons nutmeg
A few crushed walnuts for topping (optional)

Directions:
Bring water to a boil over medium heat and stir in oats. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often, then remove from heat.

Stir in sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. I used 2 Tbsp of sweetener (brown sugar and agave nectar), but feel free to use more or less sugar. It depends on your tastes!

Place oat mixture into a bowl and top with walnuts. Enjoy!

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23 Responses to Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

  1. spiffycookie says:

    Love that this is a single serving oatmeal

  2. Good luck on your vegan adventure! The first week is by far the hardest, but it gets easier afterwards.I can’t wait to see what recipes you come up with over the next month. Let me know if you need any advice. šŸ™‚

    PS: This oatmeal looks FABULOUS.

  3. Ashley Bee says:

    I am not a fan of oatmeal but I looove pumpkin! I never have time in the morning, but do you think it’d work to make it the night before and warm up in the morning?

  4. Molly Czachur says:

    Reblogged this on Veganism as a meat lover and commented:
    This looks amazing, and I’m pretty sure next time we have pumpkin/butternut squash this is going to be my breakfast! Thanks Warm Vanilla Sugar

  5. Molly Czachur says:

    I hope you find the vegan diet fun and exciting- you sound like you have good motivation so I’m sure you’ll find it as yummy as I did…or by the looks of this post even yummier…:)

  6. Looks amazing and would be such a great way to start off these cooler days!

  7. Erin says:

    Looks delicious! I’m looking forward to your vegan recipes. I really don’t know much about vegan cooking and it’s possibilities and limits are, so I’ll definitely be interested in how your month goes!

  8. Oh wow, this looks amazing – I love pumpkin risotto but now I can have a sweet oatmeal version for breakfast too? Yes please.

  9. Joanne says:

    I’m excited too…especially because that one hour of extra sleep occurs on the morning of the marathon when I have to wake up at 5AM! YAY for a month of veganism. This is an amazingly delicious recipe to kick it off with.

  10. Sues says:

    I love the color of this! Pumpkin makes everything better!

    And I cannot wait to sleep an extra hour this weekend šŸ™‚

  11. kellybakes says:

    Hats off to you for going vegan for a month! I have a friend who’s Egyptian Orthodox and they often do vegan fasts for several weeks to celebrate holy times and I admire her for that. Still, I can definitely get behind pumpkin oatmeal [one of my go-to breakfast foods combined with one of my favorite flavors]. This might just be my breakfast tomorrow :]

  12. Oh my, this oatmeal looks so delicious!! Happy I stumbled upon your blog =)

  13. Good luck on your vegan adventure! This oatmeal looks like the perfect breakfast for a cool autumn morning.

  14. marla meridith says:

    Pumpkin pie oatmeal is one of the best things that could ever happen to a person ~ yours looks [email protected]

  15. Tracy says:

    I wish I had some warm pumpkin oatmeal as I sit here shivering! I’ll have to make some for breakfast soon!

  16. Tracey says:

    Good luck with your vegan experiment, I’m eager to hear how it goes!! I love the idea of trying it on a short term basis, but my husband would never agree and then I’d have to make multiple meals every night. Anyway, the oatmeal looks so comforting, especially on this brrr chilly morning we’re having šŸ™‚

  17. Laura says:

    So now I have to make this!

  18. I’ve been wanting to eat more oatmeal lately and I am just so in love with this recipe! The color alone is amazing. I’ll be making it for breakfast tomorrow!

  19. This looks SO warm and comforting, Katrina! Perfect for a chilly November morning. I’ve gotta remember to make this sometime. šŸ™‚

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