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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Goodness me, I just could not figure out what to eat this morning. Do you ever have that problem? I kinda need to go to the store, but that has to wait til Friday, so I’ve been using what we have on hand, which doesn’t make for great inspiration. BUT it does make for great IMAGINATION!! I remembered seeing a recipe for pumpkin oatmeal and I thought that sounded good so I had to search for that.  Finally found it and tried it. YUM! I really liked it so I thought I would share it. Here’s my recipe for pumpkin pie oatmeal…

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (Click HERE to print recipe)

Get This:

  •  1/4 c. THM sugar-free brown sugar
  •  1/4 c. pure pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  •  1 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  •  1 t. vanilla
  •  1 t. pumpkin pie spice
  •  pinch of sea salt
  • 1 c. rolled oats

Do This:

  1. Add THM brown sugar and pumpkin to a medium saucepan and begin to heat over med-high heat.
  2. Add almond milk and slowly stir into pumpkin and THM brown sugar.
  3. Now add vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  4. Bring everything to a gentle boil; stir in oatmeal.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer about 4 minutes or until oatmeal is soft and creamy.

Serve in a pretty bowl with a little whipped topping and enjoy! This pumpkin pie oatmeal is a delicious ‘E’ breakfast for my THM friends… so if you want whipped topping on it, be sure to use just a tad, or use fat-free!

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

There are few things that feel like comfort food to me more than warm oatmeal. Now, normally I would add tons of brown sugar and raisins to my oatmeal, but now that I am a Trim Healthy Mama, or on my way to being one anyway, I no longer use brown sugar OR raisins, as they are not conducive to weight-loss. So I got creative and made this… it’s apple cinnamon oatmeal. Apples, and cinnamon are a great combination. Add them to creamy, warm oatmeal and it’s a match made in heaven…And it’s perfect for this time of year! Just look how yummy this looks!

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Here is the delicious recipe…

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (Click HERE to print recipe)

Get This:

  • 2 c. water
  • dash sea salt
  • 1 c. gluten-free old fashion oats
  • 1 small apple, washed and diced
  • 3-4 packets sweetener of choice
  • splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • cinnamon to taste

Do This:

  1. In a medium size sauce pan, bring 2 c. water to a boil.
  2. While waiting wash your apple well and dice.
  3. Once water is boiling, add oats to water and boil about 1 minute.
  4. Add diced apple and sweetener; continue boiling apples and oats for another 4 minutes or so.
  5. Once apples and oats are done, take off heat and spoon into bowls.
  6. Pour desired amount of almond milk over oats and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  7. This will serve 2 people.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes:  You could do this with any fruit…peaches, pears, blueberries. Adjust cooking time accordingly. The oats still need 5 minutes, just add fruit in later…for all my THM’s out there, this is a fabulous ‘E’ breakfast (lunch or dinner works, too)! I really hope y’all will try this, it’s sooo good and perfect for this time of year!

Live, laugh, love and be kind! xoxo

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ChocoCookie Bowl Oatmeal

Day 5 and still going strong. How could I not be with meals like ChocoCookie Bowl Oatmeal, I mean c’mon!  I am loving this plan.  I am not weighing myself til the 1st. But I am starting to feel a difference in the way my clothes are fitting.  I wore a skirt to church on Sunday that I couldn’t even get over my hips a few weeks ago.  Yay!   🙂

I did my first ‘E’ aka, ‘Energizing’ meal this morning.  I messed up and used the almond butter I have when I made it.  Not sure why I read the ingredients while taking care of it but I’m glad I did!  It has organic unrefined cane sugar in it.  Now, that might not raise a red flag for someone who is at goal weight and just wants to eat healthy.  But I am no where near goal weight.  And while it only had 3g sugar in it, they were all from that organic unrefined cane sugar.  So I gave that to the hubs to eat (I HATE throwing away food) and I made a new batch of…. ChocoCookie Bowl Oatmeal!! OMGoodness!!!  It is sooooo good!!! Like I could eat this every day good!  Not quite as good as a no-bake good.  But if you can’t have a no-bake this is a close second good!!  😉

So glad I decided to try this for my first ‘E’ meal!!  It was fantastic!  I did tweak the recipe a bit, so I will share the tweaked recipe with y’all.  It was so thick and rich, with a deep chocolate flavor… PERFECT!

chococookie bowl oatmeal

ChocoCookie Bowl Oatmeal (Click HERE to print recipe)

Get This:

  • 1 1/4c. water, divided
  • 1/2 c. old fashion oats
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • heaping 1 T. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 t. xathan gum
  • 5 t. truvia (5 packets)
  • 1 1/2 t. all-natural, no sugar added peanut butter

Do This:

  1. Put 1 c. water in a medium size saucepan and heat over medium-high heat; bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, add oats and sea salt; reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. While oats are cooking, put remaining ingredients, except peanut butter, in the pitcher of your blender; blend for a couple minutes, scraping the sides of your blender pitcher as needed.
  4. Once oats are done, remove them from heat and pour contents of pitcher into saucepan; stir well.
  5. Stir peanut butter into oats pour into a pretty bowl to enjoy!

Feel free to follow the original recipe if you wish, it’s page 232 in the book.  It was perfect the way I made it.  The texture was great! Thick and creamy and Oh so chocolaty!! ChocoCookie Bowl Oatmeal is a delightful E meal, so be sure to keep your fat to 5g or less with this meal!

LIVE, love, laugh and be kind!  xoxo