Thursday, November 21, 2013

3 Easy Fall Pumpkin and Oat Recipes!

It's that time of the year and we all  know the pumpkin craze is in the air! I absolutely love pumpkin spice treats around the holidays, and today I have for you three easy recipes using pumpkin and oats! All three of these recipes are completely healthy, and happen to be vegan! Remember to use old fashioned, rolled oats and not steel cut oats. But they still taste like your favorite classic pumpkin treats- just with a twist! If your gluten free, you can totally make these, just be sure to gluten free oats!

The easy peasy Pumpkin Oat Cookies only have a few ingredients and are the perfect fall treat to take to a party or make for friends!

Pumpkin Oat Cookies

  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 Tbs. almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs. honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • handful or dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life vegan), cranberries (dried or fresh), and/or chopped nuts
1. Mix mashed banana with oats and pumpkin. If it's a little too thick, add a splash of almond milk or water.
2. Fold in chocolate chip and cranberries.
3. Form into small cookies on a lined baking sheet. (I made them into about 12)
4. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts: (per cookie): 60 calories, 2 g fat, 10 g carbs, 5 g sugar, 1 g protein

Next up is Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal! It's on e of my favorite breakfasts on a cold morning! It's so filling and comforting and is a great breakfast to start the day!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 3 Tbs. canned pumpkin 
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • optional 1/4 cup egg whites or 1 scoop  protein powder for extra protein 
1. Bring water or almond milk to a boil, add oats and turn down to medium heat.
2. The oats take about five minutes to cook, so when they have about 1-2 minutes left: add in pumpkin, spices, and optional egg whites or protein, and stir well. (if adding egg whites, just stir and they should take about a minute to cook. It make s the oats extra fluffy and you cannot taste them! Not vegan though.)
3. Once everything is well mixed, turn off heat and pour in a bowl. I topped mine with banana slices, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and raisins!

Nutrition facts depend on toppings and if you add protein:)

Lastly, one of my favorite breakfasts, overnight oats! And... since this version has pumpkin and chocolate chip, they are a must! They are so quick to just grab in the morning because you do all the prep work the night before and require absolutely no cooking! They are perfect for before work or school and you can take them with you on the go! They are meant to be eaten cold, so not for the chilliest of mornings, but they are really refreshing!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin 
  • 1 Tbs. chia seeds (they have amazing health benefits and thicken up the oats perfectly!)
  • 1 Tbs. dark chocolate chips 
  • about 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp. stevia, to sweeten
  • cinnamon to taste
  • pumpkin pie spice to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a mason jar and refrigerate overnight!
Enjoy in the morning!

Nutriton Facts: 340 calories, 13 g fat, 47 g carbs, 10 g sugar, 10 g protein

Hope you enjoy your new pumpkin recipes! Tag me on Instagram @beautyandbananas if you try them out!

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