No Bake Pumpkin Protein Oatmeal

I have three Halloween pie pumpkins staring at me from the top of our piano, waiting to be either thrown into the compost or the oven.

Have you baked a pie pumpkin? It’s super easy.  I typically cut it in half, scoop out the pulp, and put each half face down on a baking sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30-50 minutes, depending on the size of the pumpkin.

It’s done when soft.  Let it cool and peel the skin, and then you can cut it in chunks or puree it.  Freeze it or throw it into soups like Pumpkin Chili or Pumpkin Bisque

I’m not a huge pumpkin fan but I do love it in oatmeal and my girls do too.

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is always a hit, as well as …

Pumpkin Baked Quinoa (mixed with plain yogurt above)

This is the only way either girl will eat quinoa, which reminds me that I really need to make it again!

But if you don’t have time to wait for something to bake, this week I also created a new favorite:

No Bake Protein Oatmeal

No Bake Pumpkin Protein Oatmeal

Ingredients

1 c. quick or rolled oats

1 c. pumpkin puree

4 scoops vanilla or chocolate Shaklee Life Shake

1 tbsp cinnamon

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and press it into a container.  Eat immediately or chill and eat later cold or warmed up.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!!

Have you cooked your own pumpkin or do you prefer canned?

Where are you celebrating Thanksgiving?

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