My mom was (is) the sort of mother that lured us to her breakfast table with dinosaur oatmeal – the kind that came with an assorted coloring of prehistoric ‘eggs’ in oats that hatched upon making contact with steamed milk and an eager spoon. And though I’m sure she had the best of intentions, always keeping that whimsical aesthetic and our full bellies in mind, I’d say in the decades since, my oatmeal palate has evolved, unlike the dinosaurs. Still sticking with the simplicity and whimsy of my childhood breakfast bowl, but elevating it to new autumnal heights, I bring you my Coconut Pumpkin Pie Porridge – for those of us who could (can) eat pumpkin pie for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, but are trying to keep THIS tight. Made with a simple combination of rolled oats or muesli, pumpkin, coconut milk, Bai5 Molokai Coconut, made with antioxidant rich coffeefruit and naturally sweet stevia, and a blend of warming, cozy spices, this vegan pumpkin pie porridge is the only way to kick off your October, the only way you’ll ever want to eat pumpkin pie again.
Coconut Pumpkin Pie Porridge [makes 6 servings]
note: although I prefer this porridge cold, it is equally delicious served warm. to heat – once your porridge has soaked 4 hours- overnight, place desired serving in a small pot and heat over medium heat until just simmering. transfer to your favorite bowl and top with your favorite toppings.
3 cups rolled oats or unsweetened Bircher muesli
1 can (14 oz) light coconut milk
1 cup Molokai Coconut bai5
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well combined. Divide mixture evenly into six Tupperware or mason jars, cover, and refrigerate, allowing mixture to chill for a minimum of 4 hours – overnight, or until it appears much thicker and oats are soft.
Serve cold, topped with your favorite toppings.
Nutritional Information [per serving = 1 cup]
315 Calories, 12g Fat, 47.5g Carbohydrates, 10g Fiber, 11g Sugar, 8.7g Protein
½ cup shredded apple or carrot
dollop of coconut or almond milk based yogurt
1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter
¼ cup pumpkin seeds, pecans, or walnuts
¼ cup dried coconut flakes or chips
1 medium banana, sliced into thin rounds
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