I make this on Sunday evening and eat it all week for breakfast because the amount of time I would spend stirring my oatmeal and starring into the abyss was really cutting into my internet reading time.
Pumpkin is also incredibly good for you, lots of fiber, vitamin A and C, and Potassium. You are basically eating a salad for breakfast. Also it kind of tastes like pumpkin pie.
1 28 ounce can of pumpkin
28 ounces of milk (I use cow but I have also had success with almond, coconut and soymilk), just fill the can up with milk
1 Tbs. butter or coconut oil
1 Tbs. sugar (I use coconut sugar but I am pretty sure this is a for fake health food trend as sugar is pretty much sugar)
1/3 c. chia seeds
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. cinnamon
Put all of the ingredients into a pot, simmer for 25 min. (with a lid on because pumpkin spits everywhere!), add 1 tsp. vanilla at the end (so that it doesn’t cook out) and then leave in your fridge when it has cooled. Garnish as you would oatmeal. I usually top mine with some peanut butter and some fruit if I have it.
Dana is a graduate student and nanny in New York City