WHAT YOU NEED
Oatmeal // Pumpkin // Maple Syrup // Almonds
HOW TO MAKE IT
Cook your oatmeal in whatever way you want. Mine has instructions for boiling and whatnot, but when I'm in a rush (okay, I always do this) I just pour some steel cut oats in the bowl, add some water and microwave it for about a minute. I don't measure, I don't time - it's all very cavalier. You can just follow the instructions, though, if you can't handle this amount of rebellion.
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Continuing on my renegade path, I drop an unmeasured amount of pumpkin on top of the oatmeal.
|I guess canned pumpkin doesn't photograph well, either.|
Swirl all that together.
Top with almonds and a drizzle of maple syrup and eat up, breakfast fans!
I love this because it's delicious, which is most important, but I also don't have to put much thought or effort into my meal and still get to eat something that seems vaguely gourmet. Plus, in the 66 seconds of microwave time (I can't be bothered to press two different number buttons), I blend a green smoothie and everything is mouth-ready in, like, three minutes. Seriously.
Unrelated: I bought this Halloween placemat at Target and have since become obsessed with him. I mean it. His name is Ghosty and I can't promise I'll be putting him away after the 31st. So dapper!
What are your favorite pumpkin recipes? What are you eating for breakfast these days? Do you disregard the conventional method instructions too?