4 Oatmeal Recipes for That Perfect Fall Morning

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When most people think of oatmeal, the first thing to come to mind is an unappetizing bowl of mush. However, that does not have to be the case. Oatmeal not only has many nutritional benefits, but the recipe options are endless. They are an amazing source of fiber and protein. Oats are also filled with antioxidants that can help lower blood pressure and lead to better blood flow which results in less inflammation.

If you are not yet sold on just the health benefits of oatmeal, VALLEY is here to show you guys some perfect fall oatmeal recipes, that will make your mornings that much better!

1.Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal 

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When it comes to fall-themed things, pumpkin is a must-have for just about anything. This pumpkin pie inspired oatmeal is dairy-free and the perfect way to have pie but without the guilt!

What You’ll Need: 
  • 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats (any type of oatmeal will work thought) 
  • 1 ¾ cup of almond milk or soy milk 
  • ¼ of pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Optional- ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup maple syrup 
What You’ll Do:
  • Combine the oatmeal and the milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. 
  • Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce heat and let it simmer while stirring occasionally 
  • Stir until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Stir in the cinnamon, pumpkin puree, nutmeg, and vanilla 
  • Serve with pecans and maple syrup on the top
  • Enjoy!
2. Twix Oatmeal
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Twix is a fan favorite when it comes to fall candy. The combination of chocolate, cookie, and caramel is absolutely delicious. Having this candy in oatmeal form is a must! 

What You’ll Need: 
For the Oatmeal:
  • ½ cup of oatmeal 
  • 2 tablespoons of flax meal or chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (or any nut butter) 
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  •  ⅓ cup of oat or almond milk 
  • A dash of sea salt 
For the Shortbread: 
  • 4 tablespoons of almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup 
What You’ll Do: 
  • Mix all oatmeal ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix the shortbread ingredients in a small baking tray
  • Bake the oatmeal  at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes
  • Bake the shortbread until lightly browned and crumbly
  • When the oatmeal is done baking sprinkle some dark chocolate chips on the top
  • Sprinkle the shortbread mixture on the top too 
  • Drizzle some additional nut butter on the top (optional) 
  • Enjoy!
3. Apple Pie Oatmeal
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Another fall classic is a nice slice of homemade apple pie. Now you can enjoy the same taste of apple pie but for breakfast! This bowl of oatmeal is like a warm hug on a cold fall day. 

What You’ll Need: 
  • ⅓ cup of rolled oats (or any oatmeal)
  • 1 large apple that is peeled, and chopped into bite-size pieces. 
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • A dash of sea salt
  • 1-1 ¼ cups of unsweetened almond or soy milk (amount based on the thickness desired) 
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of maple syrup 
  • ½ of unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice 
What You’ll Do: 
  • In a medium-sized pot, whisk together the oatmeal, apple chunks, chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger, salt, milk, maple syrup, and applesauce over medium heat. 
  • Cook the mixture for about 9-15 minutes until the desired thickness is reached.  (VALLEY likes this recipe to be on the thicker side)
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and lemon juice
  • Pour the mixture into a dish and sprinkle with preferred toppings
  • Enjoy!
VALLEY’s Recommended Toppings:
  • Cinnamon
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Chopped Apples
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • Granola 
4. Brownie Oatmeal
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Brownie’s are one of VALLEY’s favorite desserts. Now you can have it guilt-free for breakfast with this fun and easy recipe!

What You’ll Need: 
  • ½ cup of rolled oatmeal (or any kind of oatmeal)
  • 1 cup of almond milk or soy milk 
  • 1 mashed ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup 
What You’ll Do: 
  • Combine all the ingredients into a medium bowl
  • Stir in a pot over medium heat until the desired consistency is reached
  • Add peanut butter to the top
  • Sprinkle dark chocolate chips on the top when still warm

If you try any of these delicious oatmeal recipes tag us @valleymag on Instagram and Twitter!


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