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Savory Pumpkin and Kale Steel Cut Oatmeal with Sausage

Looking for healthy, hearty meals during the holiday season, without sacrificing the classic flavors of fall and winter? This steel-cut, savory porridge might be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

The kale is sauteed with garlic and seasoned with good ol’ salt and pepper (and nutritional yeast, if you prefer, which I do). The pumpkin puree adds creaminess and just a tiny bit of earthy sweetness, just enough to counter the saltier kale and sausage (but not enough to make the dish sweet). Then, the Italian-style sausage on top adds a peppery, chewy bite.

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Pumpkin, Brown Sugar, and Fig Oatmeal

I’ve been doing this thing for a week or two now where I don’t buy bananas so I can’t make Cardamom Fudge Oatmeal (my favorite). It’s amazing how that forces me to make different recipes, like this one.

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This recipe might stick out to you compared to my usual repertoire because of the brown sugar. I think this is my first one with brown sugar, ever. Typically, when I want a brown sugar flavor, I just use a drop of molasses. However, I recently bought brown sugar to make (a veganized version of) Allison’s Chocolate Chip Cookies con mi novio. Since I have it, I’ve been playing around with it in my oatmeal. (more…)


This Week in Oatmeal 11/05/2016

Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

This week’s theme is PUMPKINNNN!

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^^ So many incredible recipes this week!! 😮😍

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This Week in Oatmeal 09/17/2016

Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

This week’s theme is PUMPKIN! Also, HAPPY WEDDING DAY TO MY BROTHER. ❤️ 💛 💙 💜💒🎂👰💍

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Gingerbread Persimmon Oatmeal + Product Review: BetterOats

Lately, I have been on the constant prowl for recipes that would work well with persimmon. My philosophy is this: persimmon has a muted but pleasant flavor, and pairs best with bold flavors. That is why I used this delightful fruit atop my Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal; it contributed a calm sweetness to an otherwise “loud” oatmeal base.

Next up? Gingerbread.

Gingerbread Persimmon Oatmeal by the #oatmealartist #vegan #betteroats

I have made gingerbread oatmeal a variety of ways: with banana, with sweet potato, and with pumpkin. Truthfully, they all work beautifully, and it all depends on what “background flavor” you want in your life (i.e. just pick your favorite). Alternatively, you could use grated zucchini or yellow squash for a nutritional filler that adds no flavor. (more…)


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Baked Oatmeal

I have many seasonal recipes on “The List” that go unpublished every year. These ideas stay permanently unchecked on The List, waiting for its designated “food season” to make its big debut, but never seeing the light.*

*Because I’m lazy.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Baked Oatmeal by the Oatmeal Artist #vegan

Such was the case with last year’s Peppermint Brownie Baked Oatmeal. I always wanted to make this during the holiday season, but it took multiple years to actually get it done.*

*Because I’m lazy.

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This Week in Oatmeal 10/24/2015

This is a new Saturday ritual I hope to sustain. I will be including oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts will be minimal to ensure their sustainability, but I hope if will be an enjoyable weekend treat! It may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

This week’s theme is PUMPKIN! 🙂

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Pumpkin, Almond Butter, and Honey Baked Oatmeal with Dark Chocolate Chips. So decadent and perfect for fall💕🍂 by @healthy.princess

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Caramel, Raisin 🍇 Pumpkin 🎃 Proats” with peanut butter by @diamonds_grl_fitlife

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“Banana oatmeal topped with more banana, almonds, and pumpkin butter” by @jadedoeslife
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umpkin egg white oats cooked with cinnamon, stevia, vanilla extract, and a little vanilla @slapnutritionwhey. Topped with strawberries, bananas, chocolate chips coco sauce
by @health.byhannah

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Next week’s highlights will feature CHOCOLATE! If you want to be included, show me some choco-oatmeal love with the #oatmealartist hashtag!


Curried Pumpkin Basil Oats [Guest Post]

This recipe is the first of three savory recipes that won the Savory Oatmeal Contest.

My name is Sarah, and I must tell you right away that oatmeal is my favorite food. It is just so affordable and wholesome and versatile! I can literally eat it for any meal of the day. I discovered The Oatmeal Artist blog over a year ago and I check it multiple times per week. Though I do not always have the more “exotic” ingredients Lauren lists in her recipes, reading her blog expands my  repertoire of oatmeal ideas. I also like just seeing how pretty oatmeal can be! I share my excitement about the blog and its contents regularly with friends and coworkers, and now I am excited to share my own recipe on the blog. (Thanks for the opportunity, Lauren!) I developed this recipe using simple ingredients in my kitchen, but it’s oh, so good!

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Saturday morning came, and it was time to craft my bowl of oatmeal. I had leftover pumpkin sitting on the kitchen counter, bananas frozen in the freezer, and assorted vegetables in the fridge. What did I want to make? Brownie batter oatmeal? No, too sweet. Pumpkin banana oatmeal? Still too sweet. Pumpkin peanut butter? No. Curried vegetable? No, too much like the Indian food a friend and I planned to try at a new restaurant later that day. I wanted to use that pumpkin, though. It called to me. (more…)


Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal with Persimmon

Do you love Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal? Could you eat it every day and never get sick of it?

OR do you like it, but you’re looking for a slight change? If you fit in the latter camp, I have the recipe for you. This chai-spiced porridge tastes quite reminiscent of pumpkin pie, but the addition of cardamom gives it a distinctly different experience.

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And yes, I am aware that chai literally translates to tea. But we Americans use chai to refer to a specific tea: masala chai. (more…)


This Week in Oatmeal 10/17/2015

This is a new Saturday ritual I hope to sustain. I will be including oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts will be minimal to ensure their sustainability, but I hope if will be an enjoyable weekend treat! It may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

This week’s theme is PUMPKIN! 🙂

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal topped with honey crisp
apples, banana, and dates
 by @butterflyfruits

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“Colds are terrible, but this combo of two @oatmealartist
recipes {Pumpkin & Banana and Pumpkin Butter &
Chocolate Chip} helps make my life easier.” by @allison_mccaffrey

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pumpkin pecan oatmeal, made with almond milk, with peanut butter a
nd a chopped medjool date
” by @rediscoveringanj


Apple Pumpkin Overnight Oats
by @findingclareity

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Next week’s highlights will again be PUMPKIN! If you want to be included, show me some pumpkin-oatmeal love with the #oatmealartist hashtag!