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Pumpkin spice latte oatmeal

I know it’s Sunday and I should be posting a pancake recipe to my ‘Short-stack Sunday’ series, but my new pancake recipe didn’t exactly turn out as planned. It’s all about trial and error…this time was definitely the latter. But I mean it comes with the territory of making recipes; like my mom says “they can’t all be winners.” And I can’t possibly be upset about my failed pancake attempt with weather like this.

Today feels like the first real day of Fall. HOORAY! If it could stay like this all through winter I would be one happy camper.
Too bad it actually gets cold. It is absolutely gorgeous outside. Crisp, cool air. Clear blue skies as far as the eye can see. Birds chirping. Light breeze blowing. Sun shining. Today’s weather is the kind of day I define as a ‘perfect weather’ day. I just want to lay in the grass (like that meadow from Twilight…yeah, I went there) all day long and do absolutely nothing.

With this weather comes my resurgence of pumpkin cravings.
I. need. pumpkin. now.
Pumpkin and fall go hand in hand, of course. Obviously a lot of other people agree because I went to the grocery store yesterday and there was pumpkin everywhere. Literally every direction I looked. It was insane…I was in heaven.

This morning I walked onto my balcony, to water my little herb plants, and felt that magnificent fall weather. I knew at that moment that it was time to break out the pumpkin and create a delicious breakfast for this delicious day. Good thing I always have huge 48 ounce cans of pumpkin tucked away.

Introducing the stupendous Pumpkin spice latte oatmeal.
Pumpkin + Coffee + Oatmeal = a mind-blowingly delicious breakfast

It’s definitely at the top of my ‘Favorite breakfast’ list…I have a lot of lists.

Pumpkin spice latte oatmeal.
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Almond butter Pumpkin pie oatmeal

My dad really loves his breakfast routine. He literally eats the same thing every single day, for YEARS. For the past, ohhh, five years he has eaten a big bowl of Cheerios with a glass of orange juice for breakfast. He switches cereals around about every decade or so.
And, let me tell you, you would be hard pressed to get him to eat something else.
Well, I never fully understood how he could eat the same thing and never get tired of it..until I started my second year of college and really fell in love with oatmeal.
I ate oatmeal every morning for the entire year, with very few exceptions, and never got sick of it. I did, however, vary the type of oatmeal I ate… Be ready, this blog will soon be inundated with many, many oatmeal recipes.
We will begin with this very simple, yet oh so tasty Almond butter Pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe.
I know it’s no where near pumpkin season yet, but I had a can and decided to make lots of pumpkin inspired dishes. I had just a little pumpkin puree leftover from another recipe and had no idea how to use it..until I woke up the next day and voila!

pumpkin pie pb oatmeal top view
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