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There’s nothing better than fall in your breakfast bowl!

Pumpkin is a type of squash, and because it’s the fall, it and all the other squash (winter, butternut, etc) are in season.

After my morning spin class today I decided to get a little fall-festive, so I decided to add some unsweetened canned pumpkin (pumpkin is rich in anti-cancer beta carotene) to my oatmeal along with some pumpkin pie spice. This oatmeal is such a treat, delicious and so fall-like. This oatmeal is also a great way to refuel carbohydrate stores after a tough workout.

I often get asked the question of whether steel cut is really better than rolled, and frankly I usually recommend whatever is of preference. I prefer rolled oats, so that’s what I use- but if you prefer steel cut they’re both great!


Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 5 minutes
  • Makes: 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (follow instructions on the side of package)
  • 2-3 Tbsp unsweetened canned or fresh roasted pumpkin
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds


  • 1/2 banana
  • Dash of pumpkin spice
  • 1 Tbsp nuts (almonds, walnuts- whatever you prefer!)
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. Prepare oatmeal as recommended on package, and while preparing add pumpkin and chia seeds.
  2. Once oatmeal is cooked, remove from heat and add toppings- banana, pumpkin spice, nuts and honey.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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