Cozy Pumpkin Protein Oats


Prep Time

5 Minutes

Prep Notes

Oats are a runners best friend. They're a great source of complex carbohydrates--providing long-lasting energy. They also tout other benefits, but the best part? They're customizable--sweet or savory. This bowl of oats is great for fall or wintery mornings and is loaded with seasonal flavors. 

Cooking Time

10 Minutes

Yields

1 Serving

Ingredients

1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup almond milk
1t chia seeds
1t flaxseed meal
2T pumpkin puree
heft sprinkle cinnamon
dash salt
2 egg whites
1/2t vanilla extract

Toppings:
cinnamon-roasted butternut squash
cacao nibs
nut butter
hemp seeds

Directions

In a small pot, add the oats, water, milk, chia seeds, flaxseed, puree, cinnamon and salt. Bring to a light boil and stir. Allow it to simmer and thicken. Once it has thickened a bit, add the egg whites and stir continuously to work them into the oats. (You may need to add a splash of more milk.) Allow to cook a bit more and reach a consistency you love.

Once the oats have simmered, remove from heat and add the vanilla extract. Add into your favorite bowl and top with tasty things.