Not a morning person? You are now! As soon as your alarm goes off, the warm aroma of pumpkin pie oatmeal will waft into your bedroom and gently pull you smiling out of bed. These slow-cooked oats are not only comforting on a chilly morning, they follow the perfect breakfast formula to help you lose weight. At 382 calories per serving, each bite has a hint of maple and raisin sweetness, with a touch of nutty crunchiness.
The best part is the actual recipe: all you do is throw the ingredients into a glass bowl that you place in your slow cooker, turn it on low before hopping in bed, and you can quickly drift off to dreamland, knowing you’ll have a satisfying breakfast to high five your tastebuds come morning. Since it makes six servings, you can cover the glass bowl with foil, place it in the fridge, and you’ll have a delicious Fall-inspired breakfast for the entire week made!
This recipe is also vegan, making it low in saturated fat and cholesterol. And as with any hearty bowl of oatmeal, you know your belly will stay full and satisfied for hours, offering you tons of energy for that late morning workout.
Feel free to get creative and add a dollop of yogurt (Greek, soy, or almond) or some fresh fruit on top of your bowl.