Oatmeal may not be quite as fast as cereal to prep, but studies show it’ll keep you full longerEffects+of+oatmeal+and+corn+flakes+cereal+breakfasts+on+satiety,+gastric+emptying,+glucose,+and+appetite-related+hormones.+Geliebter,+A.,+Grillot,+C.L.,+Aviram-Friedman,+R.,+et+al.+Annals+of+Nutrition+and+Metabolism,+2015;66(2-3):93-103.Acute+effect+of+oatmeal+on+subjective+measures+of+appetite+and+satiety+compared+to+a+ready-to-eat+breakfast+cereal:+a+randomized+crossover+trial.+Rebello,+C.J.,+Johnson+W.D.,+Martin,+C.K.,+et+al.+Journal+of+the+American+College+of+Nutrition,+2013;32(4):272-9.. This take on the Thanksgiving favorite has all those familiar, comforting flavors so you can enjoy a taste of the holiday any day of the year.

Recipe adapted from Oh She Glows.


  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)
  • Pinch cinnamon (optional)


  1. In a pot over medium heat, cook oats and milk until boiling.
  2. Turn heat to medium-low and add pumpkin. Stir for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add spices and vanilla, and stir frequently for another 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Pour into a bowl and add toppings as desired.