Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

My dad found pumpkin at the store yesterday!

You know what that means…

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal!

It was just my usual oatbran, oat mix with almond milk, add some cinnamon.

I put 2 Tbs pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix) and 1 Tbs maple syrup in a small bowl. Microwaved for 15 seconds. Stirred in a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Swirled that in.

Top with pecans, bananas, and coconut.

This. Was. Amazing.

And do you know that pumpkin has incredible nutritional value!?

Check it out:

Nutritional Value of Pumpkin Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 1 cup Pumpkin (cooked, boiled and drained): 

  • Calcium – 37 mg
  • Carbohydrate – 12 gm
  • Dietary Fiber – 3 gm
  • Folate – 21 mcg
  • Iron – 1.4 mg
  • Magnesium – 22 mg
  • Niacin – 1 mg
  • Potassium – 564 mg
  • Protein – 2 grams
  • Selenium – 0.50 mg
  • Vitamin A – 2650 IU
  • Vitamin C – 12 mg
  • Vitamin E – 3 mg
  • Zinc – 1 mg
  • Calories – 49 

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Pumpkin 

  • Pumpkin is very rich in carotenoids, which is known for keeping the immune system of an individual strong and healthy.
  • Beta-carotene, found in pumpkin, is a powerful antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory agent. It helps prevent build up of cholesterol on the arterial walls, thus reducing chances of strokes.
  • Being rich in alpha-carotene, pumpkin is believed to slow the process of aging and also prevent cataract formation.
  • Pumpkins have been known to reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a serious eye problem than usually results in blindness.
  • The high amount of fiber, present in a pumpkin, is good for the bowel health of an individual.
  • Being loaded with potassium, pumpkin is associated with lowering the risk of hypertension.
  • The presence of zinc in pumpkins boosts the immune system and also improves the bone density.

Source

In conclusion go get yourself a can of pumpkin and get cooking!

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2 Responses to Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

  1. Looks delicious. Thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂

  2. That’s a whole new way to make a pumpkin pie! I would love some now!

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