LifestyleBest breakfast for cold days. It warms you up and provides an energy boost

Best breakfast for cold days. It warms you up and provides an energy boost

Autumn oatmeal with pumpkin is recommended for the entire heating season!
Autumn oatmeal with pumpkin is recommended for the entire heating season!
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10:19 PM EDT, October 24, 2023

This autumn version of the popular oatmeal is a real hit that we will reach for regularly throughout the heating season. It warms, fills, adds health and tastes divine. And that pumpkin in the middle... words can't suffice, you just have to make it and taste it for yourself!

Oat flakes for breakfast are a great idea that all dieticians and sports trainers recommend and praise. Of course, we're talking about natural oats (we've already discussed the difference between regular, quick, and mountain flakes), not the sweetened product from advertisements, which hurts us more than it helps.

Oatmeal consumed for breakfast is not only very tasty and open to all sorts of culinary experimentation, but it's also health in its purest form. Vitamins, minerals, fiber, beta-glucans, and other nutrients make oatmeal considered one of the healthiest meals we can choose for breakfast. And although today we will combine oats with various unusual additions - starting with pumpkin - it's important to remember not to overdo them by mixing them with cocoa. Why? We wrote about this in another article, and in the meantime, we invite you to our today's autumn oatmeal.

Autumn oatmeal with pumpkin


  • 5.3 oz pumpkin,
  • 1.4 oz oat flakes,
  • 5.3 oz plain yogurt,
  • 3.4 fl oz almond plant drink,
  • 0.2 oz instant coffee,
  • 0.5 oz pumpkin seeds,
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon,
  • 1 clove,
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg,
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger.

Preparation method:

Grated pumpkin, oatmeal almost ready.
Grated pumpkin, oatmeal almost ready.© Canva
  1. Grate the washed, dried, and peeled pumpkin. Do the same with the ginger root. Also add a clove crushed in a mortar.
  2. Transfer the above ingredients to a saucepan. Add oats, nutmeg, and cinnamon. This is also the moment when you can sweeten your oatmeal - with sugar or crumbled sweetener.
  3. Pour in approximately 3.4 ounces of plant drink, cover and start cooking. When everything thickens significantly, add some water. At the same time, mix plain yogurt with coffee and optionally a sweetener.
  4. The oatmeal can be already taken off the heat. Transfer it to a bowl and mix it with yogurt. Serve with pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!
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