Winter = Pumpkin Season! 🎃
My pumpkin obsession is quite obvious from my previous Fall Vegan Pumpkin themed recipes, sourdough pumpkin cinnamon rolls and pumpkin pie sprouted granola. 😆To keep up with the pumpkin theme, may I now present you the scrumptious Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats recipe! 💃🏻
Pumpkin Pie For Breakfast? Why not? 🙌🏻
Ever since I tried steel cut oats a few years ago, I can never go back to having rolled oats. For those of you who aren’t familiar with steel cut oats, they are just chopped whole oats. Compared with rolled oats, which most of you might know, steel cut oats are minimally processed. Hence, they contain more fiber and better nutritional profile.
The smell of pumpkins and heart-warming spices, such as cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, clove etc, just made me feel so festive and happy. True, smoothie bowls are always my favorite thing to have when it comes to breakfast. Yet during cooler weather, I prefer having a bowl of soothing and warming steel cut oats.
Most importantly, you can literally turn oatmeals into anything by adding different flavors. For example, gingerbread oats and berry coconut cake oats. Given my love of pumpkin pie and steel cut oats, why not combine them both so I can have pumpkin pie for breakfast? 😚
Nutritious Breakfast – Perfect For Fall / Winter
For this recipe, I used some leftover pumpkin puree I had in hand. But you can always use the one from a can. Or even use pumpkin butter (recipe here) if you fancy a sweeter breakfast! 😌I always love adding zucchini to my oats as it adds some extra texture, as well as nutrition, to your breakfast. It’s especially helpful when you want to increase your vegetable intakes. 🌱
Easy 1-bowl Recipe
In terms of texture, steel cut oats are more chewy and require a longer time to cook. This is also one of the main reason why people are reluctant to try them out. To be honest, as much as I love steel cut oats, cooking them fresh in the morning is quite time-consuming. So, I usually make them in the crockpot. That way, all I need to do is to put all the ingredients in the crockpot, set it to low setting. And voila! You will be able to enjoy a bowl of freshly cooked pumpkin pie steel cut oats without any effort in the morning. 😎
Pumpkin Is So Good For You!🧡
Pumpkins are full of beta-carotene. Apart from eye health, beta-carotene also helps your body produce vitamin A. And vitamin A is crucial for your immunity system as it helps fight off infections. This is also one of the reason why I love having pumpkins, it helps prevent me from getting ill during the transition of season. What’s more, they are also rich in vitamin C and E, as well as antioxidants, hence making your skin glow. ✨
As usual, I love to enjoy my oatmeal with fruits. But for this pumpkin pie steel cut oats, I love to take it up a notch. Here I served it with 100% Peru Chocolate, Speculaas and a spoonful of vegan nutella I accidentally found at a discount grocery store. It worths to mention that the chocolate I used here is from my favorite chocolate brand in the world Omnom. 🍫
Fall Vegan Recipes: Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut OatsCourse: BreakfastCuisine: ContinentalDifficulty: Medium
1/2 cup steel cut oats
1 cup plant milk (here I used Oatly)
1/2 cup water
1 ripe fuyu persimmon (or use apple if you can’t find it)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (homemade or canned)
2/3 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp maca powder
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste (optional but highly recommended)
- The night before, shred the zucchini and squeeze as much water out as possible.
- Add all the ingredients (except maca powder and vanilla paste) into a crockpot. Mix well.
- Use the “low” setting. Leave it overnight and let it do the magic. 🧙🏻♀️
- Next morning, mix in maca powder and vanilla paste.
- Serve with your choice of toppings and enjoy! 🧡