Happy September 1st?
What? Where did summer go?
I pointed out all the changing and falling leaves to Joey on our run this morning and it hit me that fall is most definitely approaching. It is supposed to be 100 degrees today, however. Which means I’m allowed to post one more summer peach recipe tomorrow, right?
Anyways, it being the first of September and all, today seemed like as good a day as any to break out the jar of organic pumpkin I’ve been hoarding in my pantry all summer.
This season’s first batch of pumpkin oatmeal:
Verdict: Every bit as good as I remembered/dreamed.
In the mix:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 banana, whipped in
- 1/4 cup organic pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon Bailey’s (Oh, did you think I would stop using it just because summer is over? Wrong! I just scaled back)
- liberal sprinkling of cinnamon
I topped it with granola, peanut butta and a drizzle of maple.
Nothing says fall/September like maple syrup, cinnamon and pumpkin.
And then I floated away on a warm fuzzy cinnamon-y cloud.
It may end up being 100 degrees today, but that won’t stop me from eating more pumpkin. I foresee a pumpkin variation of this smoothie in my future.
Are you a fan of pumpkin? I’ll admit, I only ever used pumpkin for pie before I joined the blog world and even then it was pumpkin pie mix.
If you are a fan (and I have a good feeling most of you are…), is there one brand in particular you usually buy? I know everyone is obsessed with Libby’s but I kinda think they all taste the same. Libby’s is just cheaper!