Pumpkin and chocolate go well together! Do you ever have a 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin leftover from a recipe and you don’t know what to do with it? You can freeze it and use it in another recipe later or you can go ahead and give this scrumptious oatmeal a try.Jump to Recipe
Not being a breakfast eater, I think of this as a dessert but you could have it for breakfast if you want to.
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The canned pumpkin adds flavor and fiber. It bulks up the bowl of oats making it more filling. This could easily serve 2 people. You decide if you want to share it or not.
A few little Trader Joe’s unsweetened Cacao chips make a nice topping to these decadent oats. Feel free to use your favorite cocoa, cacao powder and chocolate chips.
Rolled Oats – your choice of oats just adjust the water and cooking time accordingly
Canned Pumpkin – fresh cooked pumpkin, winter squash – steamed zucchini or cauliflower
Cacao powder – unsweetened cocoa powder, Wonder Cocoa for caffeine free or carob powder
Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Cacao Chips – your favorite chocolate chips
Flax Meal – hemp or chia seeds, optional you can leave it out
Banana – 1/2 cup applesauce
Date Syrup – 1 date, raisins or maple syrup
Pumpkin Pie Spice – cinnamon (see a DIY mix below)
This conversion chart from Date Lady is so helpful!
Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal
- sauce pan
- 1 cup water
- 1 banana, very ripe, peeled, sliced
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
- 1 Tablespoon Date Syrup use more or less for your personal taste preferences
- 1 Tablespoon Ground flax seeds
- 2 Tablespoons Cacao or cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 pinch ground vanilla bean or a drop or 2 of vanilla extract
- cacao chips, unsweetened or your favorite choc chips
- In a medium size sauce pan over medium heat add the water and banana, bring to a boil, add the oats and stir occasionally, cook for about 5 minutes.
- When the oats are cooked add the rest of the ingredients, reserving the cacao chips to garnish the top.
- Add plant milk if desired to thin it out.
- Garnish the top with cacao chips or chocolate chips
DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp. ground ginger
- 2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- Whisk together until well combined. Store in a small jar with lid.
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