If you follow me on Instagram, you will already know that proats are a daily staple. With just a couple of simple ingredients and of course a scoop of protein, you have a hearty base for endless topping possibilities. I tweaked this recipe to accommodate the seasonal addition of pumpkin... paired with fragrant spices it gives me all the seasonal feels, although I'd happily enjoy this year-round.
Kettle of boiled water at the ready
40g rolled oats
200g canned (or fresh) pumpkin purée
¼ teaspoon ground clove spice
¼ teaspoon ground ginger powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
30g (1 scoop) vanilla whey (a vegan alternative can be used)
Place the oats in a saucepan and just cover with boiling hot water from the kettle. On the hob, bring to the boil then reduce heat and leave to simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring the oats regularly. If the water reduces too much, add a drop more as required.
When almost cooked, add to the oats half a tin of pumpkin purée and stir well. (If pumpkin is in season you can boil and purée your own from fresh!)
To the oat and pumpkin mixture stir in all the spices and leave to cook on low for a further 5 minutes.
Once cooked through, remove saucepan from the heat and add 1 scoop of vanilla whey. Stir in thoroughly, adding a further drop of water if required to get your ideal consistency.
Before serving, top with your favourite nutritious fruit and nuts.
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