Pumpkin Spice Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This breakfast recipe is not only easy and healthy, but also clearly the epitome of fall. Autumn is surely the season for all things pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon. Breakfast should fuel your day with long-lasting energy and deliciousness. Check and check. Let’s dig in, shall we?!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or water (or milk of choice)
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 apple chopped or 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon pepitas (pumpkin seeds) chopped walnuts, or pecans

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Instructions:

Add oats to liquid in pot on stove on medium heat. Once oats begin to cook and thicken, turn heat to low and add all other ingredients. Stir and finish cooking (should take about 5-8 minutes.) Once the oatmeal is thick, remove from heat and let cool a minute before serving. Feel free to top oatmeal (just for visual appeal) with apple slices and cinnamon, more pumpkin, sprinkled nuts, or nothing at all. Enjoy this hearty fall-flavored meal!

One Healthy Breakdown: fueling with fall foods.

Pumpkin Doughnuts

Who’s sick of pumpkin recipes, raise your hand! No, me either. Glad we got that out of the way. Two Doughnuts on a PlateIntroducing the pumpkin doughnut. No, you wouldn’t normally find doughnuts on OHH, but today is different and these pumpkin doughnuts are actually healthy! Doughnuts or donuts – which is it? They both look good to me and we all know they taste good however you spell it, so let’s get baking…and eating!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (Farmer’s Markets’ canned organic pumpkin is my go-to)
  • 1/2 cup of high quality vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup of almond flour (or flour of choice)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (separated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (separated)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or yogurt of choice)

For the doughnuts:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix pumpkin puree, protein powder, almond flour, eggs, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, almond milk, baking powder, cinnamon, pie spice, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until consistent. Use an electric mixer if you have one. Dip paper towel in melted coconut oil and use to grease doughnut pan. (If you don’t have a doughnut pan, you can use a muffin or mini-muffin pan!) Pour batter to fill half-way. Bake for 12-15 minutes and let cool completely before frosting. For frosting, mix yogurt, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. You can eat doughnuts plain, sprinkled with shredded coconut, or frost with yogurt mixture and top with coconut. Enjoy!

One Healthy Breakdown: just when you thought pumpkin recipes were winding down, this may just be the best one yet!

*recipe inspired by FlapJacked