It’s that time of year, and we’ve got a quick-and-easy recipe from scratch for the time-crunched athlete, courtesy of Outside Magazine. If you’re a pumpkin freak, this breakfast dish could be right up your alley. Either way, it’s a spiced-up alternative to traditional oatmeal for those autumn mornings.
Time: 15 minutes
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1.2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (also called old-fashioned oats)
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin-pie spice
- 2 tablespoons pecans, chopped
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Combine pumpkin and salt with three cups of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Add oats and pumpkin-pie spice. When mixture starts to bubble, reduce heat to low. Stir occasionally until oats are cooked and thickened, about eight minutes.
- Top with pecans and maple syrup.
Nutrition per serving:
- 362 calories
- 9 grams fat
- 63 grams carbohydrates
- 11 grams dietary fiber
- 10 grams protein
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Alex Kochon (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the former managing editor at FasterSkier. She spent seven years with FS from 2011-2018, and has been writing, editing, and skiing ever since. She's making a cameo in 2020.