Wednesday, September 4, 2013

NICE: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

I've learned this week you either LOVE pumpkin or you're not a fan. Whatsoever. It did not occur to me these people exist. I digress. 

This week I'm trying to save some $$ by avoiding the grocery store. This had me pantry surfing last night. What did I find? Chocolate chips, canned pumpkin and oats. The trifecta. 

One of my favorite sites for all things healthy desserts and oatmeal is

I found this recipe inspiration here:

You Will Need:

1/2 c. milk of choice (I used coconut milk)
- 1/2 c. water or more milk of choice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 c. rolled oats
- 1/4 c. canned pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- sweetener as desired 
- 1/4 c. chocolate chips or white chocolate chips
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- cinnamon! Mix some in, and sprinkle more on top

Combine all ingredients on the stove top and bring to a boil. Stir over medium heat until desired thickness. You could pop this in the microwave depending on your oats. 
I quadrupled the recipe so as not to use a partial can of pumpkin and froze or refrigerated the rest. 
The big question... 
Are you a pumpkin fan?? 



  1. Holy pumpkin fan here. This may be a dummy question, but what is considered a microwavable oat? In my awesome adulthood, the only oatmeal I've ever made was via microwave ...

  2. Definitely a pumpkin fan. I've made a cream of pumpkin soup that was good enough to bring tears to your eyes. Tears of joy, that is, not tears of pain...