Hello, friends. Meet the newest take on Pumpkin Spice Latte Oatmeal.
That’s right. As I am always eager to find a way to add nut butter to every recipe, I developed a different way to enjoy the most famous Starbucks drink in oatmeal form. The oatmeal is a simple pumpkin spice, made exactly like my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. Then, it is topped with a wonderful flavor twist on nut butter: PB2 laced with coffee!
I polled you all on Instagram several weeks ago, asking how early is too early for a PSL recipe. Nobody seemed to mind that it was early August, but I managed to hold out until mid-September. Go me.
Like my Banana Mango Cardamom Oatmeal, this recipe came to me while I was making banana soft serve. Although I didn’t let myself buy cocoa powder, I did eventually crack down and buy PB2. On that particular night, I mixed pumpkin pie spice into my banana soft serve, and then put PB2 mixed with instant coffee granules on top.
Immediately, I knew I had to create this recipe. And yep, I’m gonna make a banana version, too. 😉
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- [eats] Wild Friends nut butters are fantastic, but pricey. I like to splurge on the individual packets when I travel. It doesn’t feel so bad when I’m just spending about $1 on one packet to have on hand for a snack with an apple or banana!
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What you'll need:
- 1 cup milk of choice, or water
- 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree*
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tsp maple syrup (may omit or reduce)
- pinch of salt
- 3 tbsp PB2**
- 1/4 tsp instant coffee granules (adjust to preferences)
How to make it:
- Bring milk (I use 1/2 c original almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you’d like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now. I recommend flax.)
- Wait a minute or two, and then add pumpkin puree. Stir.
- While you wait for the oatmeal to cook, prepare the Java PB2. Add water to the PB2 a teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. (I like mine thick but spreadable.) Mix in instant coffee granules. Taste; add more coffee granules if desired. Set aside.
- Back to the oatmeal! Once more of the liquid has dissolved, add vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt. Stir.
- When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Top with Java PB2, add a splash of your milk of choice, and add any other additional toppings. I recommend pecans or walnuts.
Just an FYI:
*can sub sweet potato or another winter squash **alternatively, you can mix the coffee granules with regular nut butter, or you can mix PB2 with brewed coffee