Powered Up Pumpkin Oatmeal

Let me tell you what’s powered up. Me getting half of my report cards done more than a week ahead of time. That right there is powered up.

But in order to help you fully appreciate the sticky brown sugary yet wholesome goodness of this pumpkin oatmeal that somehow makes you a superperson for the day, let’s back up.

To the night before.  It’s 11:00pm, and Bjork and I are getting ready for bed.  And maybe it’s more like 9:00 pm, but whatever.

Enter pug-sitting dilemma.

Pug chewing on a bone.

No, it’s not playtime.

Yes, I’m serious.

…Yes, the kennel.

Pug laying on a bed.

So these must be puppy dog eyes, then.

Pug with a bone.

Us – 0.  Josie the pug – 1.

We’re in for trouble if this scenario was any indication of what our parenting will be like.  Hello Mr. and Mrs. Push Over.

And hello bleary-eyed morning power pug walk.

And hellohh dreamy creamy spicy warm powered up oatmeal loaded with fiber, protein, and wholesomeness.  I’m not really sure what wholesomeness is but it tastes amazing sprinkled with brown sugary crumbles.  Messy overflowing bowl?  I can deal.

Pumpkin oatmeal with pumpkin, bran, and egg whites in a bowl with a green spoon.


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This pumpkin oatmeal is powered up with pumpkin, bran, and egg whites. This is my all-time favorite oatmeal for the morning!

  1. Combine oats, cereal, water or milk, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil until and stir until mixture starts to thicken slightly.
  2. With one hand, pour in the egg whites and stir continuously with the other hand (if you don’t, the egg whites will get scrambled, which is not yummy).
  3. Mix in pumpkin, sugar, and seasoning and heat until warmed through. Serve immediately with desired toppings.


I often top mine with butter. Shh.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pumpkin oatmeal, oatmeal recipe, healthy oatmeal

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OK, I promise not to post any more pug pictures, except for possibly 4-7 more.

And now’s the part where you go make this for breakfast every day for the rest of your life, which is what I already do, and, well, it rocks.  Seriously.  Yum.

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