Oat bran may sound like the healthy and responsible choice in the morning, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious!  It’s all about the add-ins and in the fall & winter months, the options are really endless.  I love my oatmeal, oat bran, etc. with tons of warm spices and something special like pumpkin puree or apple butter.  It takes an otherwise average breakfast and turns it into something that feels like a treat.  

CREAMY PUMPKIN OAT BRAN PORRIDGE (Gluten-free, Vegan) Serves 2

  • 1 cup hemp or almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2/3 cup oat bran (gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • freshly grated nutmeg

Add almond/hempmilk, water and sea salt to a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil, then whisk in oat bran very slowly, making sure there are no lumps. 

 Cook over medium heat for 2 more minutes, then remove from heat and cover for 2-3 minutes.

Then, stir in pumpkin puree, maple syrup, coconut oil and spices.  Serve immediately with additional coconut oil and spices to top.