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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal


This recipe for Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal was created in collaboration with Pacific Foods as a part of the Mambo Sprouts Ambassador program. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.

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In the Fall, we eat pumpkin. I know that pumpkins have ultimately taken over my blog these past few weeks, but it’s the same thing in my life. There’s just something about that orange vegetable [or fruit – which did we decide it was?!] that makes the idea of impending cold months a little more bearable.

So when a delicious box full of Pacific Foods Oatmeal cartons showed up at my doorstep, I knew exactly what I wanted to add to my first bowl… pumpkin spice!

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If Pacific Foods is new to you, like they were to to me, let me share a little about them. Pacific Foods opened their doors 28 years ago with a goal in mind to never forget who their food was created for, as well as caring for the Earth. That’s one reason you’ll always find organic, non-GMO, and allergy friendly choices in their wide array of products. Although Pacific Foods creates an extensive line-up of Broths & Stocks, Soups, Pastas, Beans, and even nut-based Milks, I was given the chance to try out their oatmeal selections.

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I received each flavor: flavor: Flax & Chia Power, Unsweetened, Lightly Sweetened, Apple & Cinnamon, and Maple & Brown Sugar. While I would normally reach for a flavor like Apple & Cinnamon, I was extremely interested in that Flax & Chia flavor because I’m always looking for ways to have more of these super foods and nutrients in my diet. I was also intrigued by the cartons as they contained cooked, ready-to-eat steel cut oatmeal.

While I love serving my family steel cut oats instead of instant oatmeal, it sometimes seems that’s not exactly feasible, especially on school mornings since steel cut oats typically take about an hour to cook. Pacific Steel-Cut oats are slow cooked in small batches to create a homemade flavor and hearty texture. They’re so much better for you too, being a less processed food, and the steel cut variety of oats keep you feeling fuller longer. Thanks to the pre-cooked cartons, my family can have a bowl in just a minute!

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In addition to being USDA certified organic, Pacific’s Steel-Cut Oatmeal is sweetened with Cane Sugar, meaning you’ll find NO artificial sweeteners in this bowl! While we’ve been enjoying bowls of steel cut oats thanks to the cartons, I also learned that you can use them to cook with! I’m loving all the recipes I’ve found from the Pacific Foods website and also the way I can choose what items I want to use with their recipe generator. The Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes are the plan for this weekend’s breakfast!

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So let’s get back to that bowl of Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, shall we? I know this recipe is out of the norm, since I usually like really easy recipes, but bear with me. Take a bowl of delicious, warm Pacific Foods Oatmeal and add 1/2 teaspoon of Pumpkin Spice… stir! Abracadabra… you’ve got a bowl of delicious Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oatmeal to enjoy! Really, these steel cut oats are delicious as they are, but we’ve got to pumpkin everything in this house!

You can find Pacific Foods at your local natural grocery store and you can even use their store locator to find specific products. You can also purchase directly from their website and online at Amazon too!

Do you eat Steel Cut Oatmeal? What’s your favorite flavor?

 

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