Annie's Golden Breakfast
I am not much of a breakfast eater.
I prefer to get my energy from really black coffee in a great big mug.
But, if I consistently eat something nutritious for breakfast, I don't binge in the afternoon. I lose weight. Go figure.
I stumbled on a breakfast that is not only nutritious, but so yummy that it is now my favorite meal of the day.
We're talking total comfort food.
Now, let me warn you that many of you are going turn up your noses at my breakfast. But if you are the least bit adventurous and want a new idea for a super nutritious, stick-to-your-ribs kind of breakfast, you'll just try it.
Annie's Pumpkin Oatmeal.
Make a bowl of oatmeal.
I prefer Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal. It hasn't been processed like instant oatmeal and you can make it in the microwave. I use 1/3 cup and 2/3 cup water, microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. (Here's a tip: many of the brands that aren't Quaker require 50% power for microwaving. That's way too much trouble for me. Just get the Quaker and you don't have to mess with that nonsense.)
Here's the good part: Canned pure pumpkin (not the pie filling, just pure pumpkin)
Put as much pumpkin as you like (I use about 1/2 cup) in a bowl, and add some cinnamon and/or pumpkin pie spices with whatever sweetener you like. I use stevia. Mix it up.
Put it on top of the oatmeal. Yes, that's what I said. Just try it.
No, it doesn't taste like pumpkin pie, but it is really yummy. You can make it as sweet as you like, or not at all. Experiment with the spices so that you get it just the way you like it. I like to think of it as baby food for grown ups. It will stick with you all day.
And if the pounds start rolling off, don't say I didn't warn you.