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]

  • 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

  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.

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!