Two weeks ago I posted a story and a recipe about cold oatmeal. The story stimulated a lot of conversation regarding the Pro and Con of “Militant Paleoism”. Hmmm, perhaps I should copyright that phrase, or at least register it as a new domain name.
Today, perhaps the debate will be rekindled, but my real reason for posting is because I have a wonderfully tasty “New England Autumn” variation on cold-served oatmeal.
When you add these 9 Simple Ingredients to your oats, you have Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
- 1 Tablespoon of Sunflower Seeds
- 1 Tablespoon of Raisins
- 1 Tablespoon of Maple Syrup
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
- 1/4 cup of pureed Pumpkin
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 2/3 Cup of Coconut Milk
Blend all the ingredients in a large Mason Jar or a 2 Cup Bowl with a lid, shake and refrigerate overnight. You can serve it cold, or warm it in the microwave. Yeah, I know, Cavemen did not have microwaves. I got news for you, they didn’t have Mason Jars and Refrigerators either. Work with me on this will you?
I like to serve mine with about four ounces of vanilla yogurt scooped on top. This is like eating dessert for breakfast. Now that is a treat after setting a PR for Back Squats at the gym today. Yeah, I know. Cavemen didn’t have barbells.