Pumpkin Week: Pumpkin Porridge (N[oatmeal])

Pumpkin Week: Pumpkin Porridge (N[oatmeal])

¼ cup almond flour

1 Tbl hemp hearts

1 tsp ground flax seed

2 Tbl pumpkin puree (or leftover pumpkin pie filling)

¼ cup water

Pinch salt


  • Chopped toasted nuts

  • Toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds

  • Coconut

  • Maple syrup or honey

  • Combine everything into a microwave-safe bowl and zap for 1 minute.  Keep your eye on it as you may need to stop and stir halfway through if it looks like it’s going to overflow (like oatmeal sometimes does).

  • Top with a few more toasted nuts or devour as is.

This is a single serving recipe.  It’s quite nutrient-dense when you add in all the optional bits, so watch out if you’re aggressively counting calories.  

I had some leftover filling after I filled my Chaga Chai Pumpkin Pie and used that. If you use plain pumpkin puree, you may wish to add a little cinnamon as well.

Multiplying this recipe into one big baked custardy thing to eat all week seems like a good option as well, although it may be too similar to this pumpkin custard. I was mostly looking for a quick lower carb version of oatmeal that I could zap easily in the microwave instead of oatmeal. Let me know what you think of it!

Happy eating!


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