Wake Up to the Smell (and Taste) of Pumpkin Pie!
It’s my second favorite season of the year, folks (behind Christmas, of course)! Costumes, pumpkin carvings, fall decor. Halloween is next week, which means Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Some of you might be dreading the food-filled holiday, but for those of you who have a sweet-tooth for pumpkin pie, I’ve got just the thing to satisfy your craving without the loads of calories and guilt!
Overnight Healthy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (Slow Cooker Recipe)
Prep Time: < 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
- 1 cup steel oats
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 3-1/2 cups milk (can substitute almond milk)
- 1/2 cup Sun Maid Cranberries & Raisins (or substitute 1/4 cup raisins and 1/4 cup cranberries)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1-1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 2 teaspoons stevia (or 1/2 cup honey)
- *Optional: fat free reddi-whip and a dash of nutmeg for serving
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Give it a good stir. Cover with lid and cook on low for 8 hours. Wake up in the morning, embrace the lovely taste of pumpkin pie in your home, and enjoy! **note: if you have a newer crockpot, you MAY need to adjust the time so your oatmeal doesn’t burn, or put foil under the lid to help trap in moisture.
I always like to give a little spritz of reddi-whip and a dash of nutmeg before serving, just to give it even more of a pumpkin pie feel 🙂
** Looking to indulge a bit more, and not worried about calories? Add 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar on top of your bowl of oatmeal, mix in, then top with reddi-whip. Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast?!
What’s your favorite fall-season breakfast dish to make?
By Sarah Beacom
|Sarah is a Marketing Project Coordinator at Research Now.|
Sarah writes about events, experiences, and happenings around Dallas, Texas and Plano.
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