Oatmeal and Pumpkin: A Delicious Breakfast for Everyone

Are you tired of the same old breakfast routine? Looking for something quick, delicious, and nutritious to kickstart your day? Well, look no further than oatmeal and pumpkin! This dynamic duo not only satisfies your taste buds but also provides a hearty and wholesome meal that will keep you energized throughout the morning.

1. Why Oatmeal and Pumpkin?

Oatmeal and pumpkin make a perfect breakfast pair for several reasons. Firstly, they are readily available ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen. Secondly, their combination offers a delightful blend of flavors and textures, making each bite a satisfying experience. Lastly, both oatmeal and pumpkin are incredibly versatile, allowing you to customize your breakfast according to your preferences.

2. The Nutritional Powerhouse

Oatmeal is packed with essential nutrients such as fiber, protein, and various vitamins and minerals. It’s known to promote heart health, aid in weight management, and keep you feeling full for longer periods. Pumpkin is equally impressive, boasting high levels of antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and fiber. Together, they create a nutritional powerhouse that fuels your body and mind for the day ahead.


  • 440 g of pumpkin
  • 2 glasses of oat flakes
  • 50 ml of seed oil (or melted butter)
  • 5 pieces of dried apricots, diced
  • 2 teaspoons stevia sweetener (or 2 tablespoons sugar)
  • 1-2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon of raisins
  • 1 tablespoon dried berries
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • Water


Let’s get started on whipping up this scrumptious breakfast treat!

  1. Soak the Oats: Begin by placing the oat flakes in a bowl and covering them with water. Give them a good mix with a wooden spoon and let them rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  2. Prep the Pumpkin: While the oats are soaking up all that goodness, grab a knife and peel the pumpkin. Then, grate it using a grater with large holes. Set it aside in a clean container for the moment.
  3. Mix it Up: Now, it’s time to add the sweetener (or sugar) and baking powder to the soaked oat flakes. Mix everything together until the powders are well absorbed. If you’re feeling fancy, toss in some vanilla extract and cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.
  4. Incorporate the Good Stuff: Pour in the oil and give it a good stir. Then, add the grated pumpkin to the mix. Stir again until everything is evenly combined. Now comes the fun part—incorporating the raisins, dried berries, chopped walnuts, and diced dried apricots. Make sure to stir everything together with your trusty wooden spoon.
  5. Shape and Bake: Line a baking tray with parchment paper and drop generous spoonfuls of the dough onto it, making sure to space them out. Flatten them into perfect disks using an oiled spatula. Pop them in a preheated oven set to 180°C and bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown and delicious.
  6. Plum Cake Option: If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also use part of the dough to make a plum cake. Simply transfer a portion of the dough into a small mold lined with parchment paper and bake for about 40 minutes at 180°C.
  7. Serve and Enjoy: Once your biscuits and plumcakes are golden and irresistible, bring them to the table and watch as everyone’s eyes light up with delight. Serve them warm with a side of your favorite beverage for a breakfast experience like no other!

Whether you’re enjoying them fresh out of the oven or saving them for later, these oatmeal and pumpkin delights are sure to become a breakfast staple in no time.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Can I use fresh pumpkin? Absolutely! Fresh pumpkin works just as well in this recipe. Simply peel, deseed, and grate the pumpkin before adding it to the mix.

2. Can I substitute ingredients? Of course! Feel free to swap out ingredients based on your preferences or dietary restrictions. You can substitute stevia with sugar or experiment with different nuts and dried fruits.

3. How long can I store leftovers? Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Simply reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.

4. Can I make this gluten-free? Yes, you can! Just make sure to use certified gluten-free oats and check the labels of other ingredients to ensure they’re gluten-free as well.

5. Is this suitable for vegans? Absolutely! This recipe can be easily adapted for vegans by using plant-based oil or butter substitutes and opting for vegan-friendly sweeteners.

Start your day off right with this quick and delicious breakfast that’s sure to please everyone at the table. Happy cooking!

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