Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats [vegan, gluten-free]

pumpkin spice steel cut oats with sliced apple, pecans, pepitas, date nectar in white bowl with spoon and napkin

 

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pumpkin spice steel cut oats with sliced apple, pecans, pepitas, date nectar in white bowl with spoon and napkin

Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats [vegan, gluten-free]

Keyword gluten free pumpkin oatmeal recipe, pumpkin oatmeal recipe, pumpkin steel cut oats recipe, vegan pumpkin oatmeal recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Author Plant Centered Prep

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 (15 oz) can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 (14 oz) can full fat coconut milk
  • 4 1/2 cups water or plant milk
  • 2 cups steel cut oats

Toppings: pecans, pepitas, hemp seeds, sliced apples, maple syrup, plant milk

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except steel cut oats, in a large pot on the stove. Over med-high heat, bring to a soft boil.

  2. Stir in steel cut oats. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes (stirring every 5-10 minutes) or until oats are tender.

  3. Remove from heat and let sit covered for 5-10 minutes.

  4. Serve immediately or portion out into your meal prep containers for the week. Top with your favorite toppings, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a splash of plant milk.

Recipe Notes

You can try making this in the oven for a more hands-free approach. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, mix well. Pour mixture into oven safe dish. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving or portioning out into meal prep containers. I didn't try this but other followers have and it reportedly turned out well!

Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Meal Prep featuring carrot caked baked oatmeal and vanilla cinnamon bites

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal adapted from Oh She Glows Recipe

Lunch: Ultimate Polenta Bowls from my One Month Meal Plan

Snack: Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Bites (adapted from Cotter Crunch Recipe) with Apples or Bananas

Dinner: Instant Pot Pho adapted from Kara Lydon’s Recipe

 

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Oatmeal: Okay, carrots in oatmeal is fantastic! I topped mine off with dried fruit, almonds, pepitas, a splash of almond milk, and then a drizzle of date nectar after re-heating it.

Ultimate Polenta Bowls: Delicious polenta (I used these) cooked in veggie broth with roasted Brussels sprouts, sauteed greens, and warmed marinara. Check out my One Month Meal Plan to see how you can make Ultimate Polenta Bowls 5 different ways.

Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Bites: These proved to be the perfect Fall snack! I love the bold cinnamon flavor and satiating richness from the peanut butter.

Instant Pot Pho: This Instant Pot Pho was incredibly easy. My biggest challenge was finding star anise in the grocery store! I’ve never had Pho before but now I’m sold and can’t wait to try it out!

Meal Prep featuring carrot caked baked oatmeal and vanilla cinnamon bites and polenta bowls
Here’s a video on how I prepped these meals:

 

 

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Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Quesadillas

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Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Loaded Oatmeal Bowls featuring my Baked Oatmeal Recipe from my Free Five Day Guide

Lunch: PB&J Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits

My Chia Seed Pudding Recipe will be included in my One Month Meal Prepping Guide.

Snack: Peaches and Seedy Nut Butter

Dinner: Quinoa and Black Bean Burritos

I was reminded of how delicious quesadillas are when one of you suggested I try using my gluten-free Food For Life Tortillas for quesadillas instead of burritos. Now I am even more excited about this week’s dinners. In the quesadilla, I added steamed broccolini, diced tomatoes, black beans, avocado,  and cheese shreds. Game changer!

 

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Here’s a video on how I prepped these meals:

 

 

Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Epic Granola Bowls

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Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Epic Granola Bowls featuring my favorite Granola Recipe

I like to bulk up this granola recipe by also adding hemp seeds, chia seeds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, and dry quinoa.

Lunch: Veggie Dal Leftovers with added Sweet Potatoes over Brown Basmati Rice

I didn’t have enough leftover dal (frozen from last week) to last me for the upcoming week so I roasted up a couple diced sweet potatoes to make the dal go a lot further and it worked! Taste test approved too 🙂

Snack: Peaches and Seedy Nut Butter

Dinner: Breakfast Tacos

For the week, I cooked up a large batch of tofu scramble with tons of veggies (I used a frozen vegetable medley and frozen spinach), taco seasonings, and tamari along with the cashew cheese sauce. Daily, I’ll prep avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro.

 

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Here’s a video on how I prepped these meals:

 

 

Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Taco Salad

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Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Quinoa Porridge with nuts, seeds, and berries

Lunch: Veggie Dal over Brown Basmati Rice adapted from Oh She Glows

Snack: Peaches and Seedy Nut Butter

Dinner: Taco Salad (seriously amazing!)

Check out this Taco Meat Recipe using sun-dried tomatoes (try pepitas to make it nut-free). I also made a quick salad dressing using hummus and a squeeze of lemon.

 

Here’s a video on how I prepped these meals:

 

Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Ramen

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Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits with berries and granola (this recipe will be featured in my One Month Meal Prep Guide)

Lunch: Loaded Lentil Bowls with hummus, salsa, avocado, crackers, and green onion (this recipe will be featured in my One Month Meal Prep Guide)

Snack: Energy Bites and Bananas

Dinner: Spicy Ramen with Tofu adapted from Pinch of Yum

Gluten-free ramen noodles come from Lotus Foods

 

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Check out this video on how I prepped these meals:

 

 

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Meal Prep Monday featuring VEGAN KETO

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Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Overnight oats using hemp seeds (recipe from Healthful Pursuit) and PB Smoothies (recipe adapted from Wholesome Yum)

Lunch: Walnut veggie chili (recipe adapted from Abbey’s Kitchen)

Snack: Simple kelp noodle salad with fresh tomatoes and mashed avocado

Dinner: Red coconut curry (recipe adapted from Ruled.Me)

Vegan Keto

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet created for medical purposes (read more here) to help control seizures in some people with epilepsy. It is prescribed by a doctor and monitored by a dietitian. It was not intended as a “quick fix” for weight loss.

I get a lot of questions about this diet and although I am not a personal proponent of diet trends (I prefer sustainable, lifestyle adaptations), I wanted to create a weekly vegan keto meal prep template that would help answer some questions. And let’s be honest, people like to experiment with their diet!

This meal prep isn’t perfect and it by no means follows the keto limitations perfectly but it’s close.

If you want to see how I meal prepped these meals, check out my video!

 

 

Meal Prep Monday with Energy Bites

meal prep collage featuring energy bites, green smoothies, kale and quinoa bake, hummus and crackers, tofu scramble with avocado toast

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Energy bites with green smoothies

Lunch: Kale and quinoa bake with butternut squash and homemade cashew parm from Minimalist Baker’s Cookbook

Snack: Hummus and my favorite GF crackers

Dinner: Veggie tofu scramble with avocado toast

Here’s a video on how I prepped these meals:

 

 

Now my fridge and I are ready for the week!

 

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