What I Ate Wednesday: Pumpkin Paleo “Oatmeal”

Hey guys!

So who’s ready to party?!

As always, a BIG thank you goes out to Jenn, our hostess with the mostest, for putting this shindig together each and every week! Be sure to head on over to Peas and Crayons and check out the other deliciousness linked up this week!

And speaking of deliciousness…

Well, hello there, gorgeous!

I’ll be honest, I really haven’t felt like taking pictures of my food lately…

But after fiddling around with a peanut flour-less version of my Pumpkin Cake the other day and landing myself with a bowl of thick, creamy, pumpkin-y deliciousness?

The camera was in my hand within SECONDS!

Pumpkin Paleo Oatmeal

By: Heather @Β Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Keywords: microwave breakfast no sugar added paleo eggs pumpkin ground flax fall

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 3 egg whites (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • added sweetener if desired


1. Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and whisk well.
2. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds (so you don’t end up with scramble eggs!) or cook on the stove over medium heat for 5-6 minutes…just remember to STIR!

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Not only is the flavor enough to make me swoon, but this has been the PERFECT meal for me after I get off work…low carb, FULL of protein, and with plenty of room to get crazy with the toppings…

Mmm, coconut crack butter!

I swear there’s “oatmeal” under there somewhere!Β 

Weirdest thing…I dreamt the other night that I turned into a pumpkin!

Wonder where THAT came from? πŸ˜‰

What’s the best thing you’ve had for breakfast this week?

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52 Responses to What I Ate Wednesday: Pumpkin Paleo “Oatmeal”

  1. That sounds delicious, Heather! I should give it a try. Could you add a whole egg instead of the egg whites? Or I guess I could buy them in the container. Yeah, that would work!! Have a great day!

    • Maria says:

      Hey Fran, not speaking for Heather but I posted a paleo oatmeal recipe on my blog a while back very similar to this one that calls for whole eggs instead of just the whites (but I normally just use the whites). Normally you would use half the amount of whole eggs as egg whites (although 1.5 eggs is a bit hard to measure!). You could double the recipe and use 3 eggs.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      You could probably just use one whole egg, but I’d maybe only use 1/2 scoop of protein powder to make up for the lesser amount of liquid. Definitely let me know if you try it! I’d love to hear how it comes out!

  2. Jessie says:

    Oh my heavens! This sounds ah-mazing!

  3. Loving your take on the paleo oatmeal…I’m wracking my brains to come up with a vegan version!

  4. Oooh, this is making me hungry for even more pumpkin! Funny how just yesterday my roommate gave me half a pumpkin because she said she couldn’t finish it: “I mean, nobody goes through them fast enough on their own, right?” – I guess I might disagree with her on that one πŸ˜‰ …

  5. Alexia says:

    omg those pumpkin eggs! crazy you! they look amazing!

  6. Yum, yum, yum! If I ever go back to eating eggs, I’m making this. However, I wonder if scrambled tofu might work…I think Laura did something like that with her PB&Egg combo, actually….

  7. Your oatmeal looks delicious, yum!

  8. I would definitely want to take pictures of that if I made it too! πŸ™‚

    Now… You say that in your dream you turned into a pumpkin? Was this a Cinderella pumpkin… a jack-o-lantern….? Just curious! πŸ˜€

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      More like a weird person/pumpkin…I had a pumpkin for a head, twigs for arms, and my own legs! It was scary! Lol

  9. mmm… love this paleo option… so fall! Thanks for sharing! (:

  10. Kat says:

    mmmm this sounds so delicious! Unfortuntely its still up in the 90s here, so I am SO not ready for a hot breakfast, but when I am, this is definitely on the list of things to make!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Seriously?! That’s it, I’m coming to live with you! Promise I won’t take up much space…and I can pay rent in pancakes? πŸ˜‰

  11. OMG – I DONE this! Meg posted something like it after my PB & Jeggs, but without the powder. I LOVE pumpkin oats. Though I have to say… the Pumpkin TVP Oats have my heart this week. In 17 more days I’m totally making it with egg again.

    Great minds, my friend. #weirdfoodielovetoyou

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ahh, how could I have forgotten about the TVP oats?! I should have made that for breakfast today! Hmm, lunch perhaps? I think SO! πŸ˜€

  12. Are you living in my brain?!?! I had this same thing for breakfast this morning except I didn’t have maple extract- I need that, and I topped mine with a banana and walnuts. Can we just be neighbors??

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Whoa! No way! Oh my gosh, I can only IMAGINE what we’d get into if we lived next to one another! Let’s just say Luvy would be WELL fed! Lol

  13. This looks like the perfect autumn treat! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  14. Lynn says:

    Yum! This looks really good! (although, you do know that protein powder is not Paleo??)

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh, actually I didn’t know…oops! I’ve just seen a couple of versions of “paleo” oats with protein powder and just assumed. My bad! :-/

  15. As much as I want to like oatless oatmeal… I just can’t! I love my oats too much! πŸ˜› Those are some awesome protein stats though!

    The best thing I had for breakfast this week was oatmeal with roasted figs. Swoon!

  16. Simone says:

    I made a sweet potato veggie mix yesterday morning with 2 runny eggs overtop, I love anything with yolk so I was in heaven… topped with lots of avocado of course πŸ™‚

  17. You are a genius! I can’t wait to try this out! I’m always looking for new and different Paleo breakfasts!

  18. Allie says:

    I swear, you’re out to change my mind about everything! Thought I hated coconut flour–then I made your coconut pancakes. Thought I never got particularly excited about anything with pumpkin in it–then I made your PB cake. Though I would never willingly try a recipe with the word “paleo” in the name–now I have this bookmarked ;D

  19. Meg says:

    I have tried SO many different variations of “noatmeal” made with either pumpkin or another type of squash. I like the ones WITHOUT coconut flour best, but haven’t tried any with protein powder! Hmmmm πŸ™‚

    Love you, Heather

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I actually got the idea from Laura since she used 1/2 scoop in her “paleo” oats a few months ago…I love the consistency that it gives! You’ve got to try it! And, of course, I love YOU too, babe! πŸ˜€ xoxox

  20. Definitely can’t go wrong with those protein stats! I try to front load a lot of protein at breakfast – this is definitely an awesome way to do it!

  21. Maria says:

    I LOVE paleo oatmeal! Its SO much better than regular oats in my opinion, not to mention filling. I posted a recipe for paleo oatmeal a while back also which rocks my world every time I have it. I love your seasonal spin on it too!

  22. For someone who doesn’t feel much like taking pictures, yours sure are amazing. I think you could sell ice to Eskimos. Not even kidding.

  23. Since the whole oatmeal intolerance hit, I’m -almost- tempted to try out oatless ‘oatmeal’, but I’m kind of too in love with my yogurt mess bowls at the moment to do much experimenting. I’ve eaten one for breakfast every day this week, and it doesn’t look like the addiction is going to let up any time soon.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Yeah, I’m not sure what I’d think if I didn’t see your usual bowl of yogurt and harvest wheat in the mornings. Hey, if it’s not broke…;)

  24. I recently made “paleo” oats for the first time and loved the texture. This is a great way to change it up from the usual bow of pumpkin oatmeal!

  25. I love this version of “No Oat Oatmeal!” I will have to try this! The best breakfast I have eaten this week is pumpkin pie greek yogurt topped with granola!

  26. Kimberly says:

    hmmm….I may just have to try this! I’m not into the whole Paleo thing but I am into trying out delicious healthy foods! So glad I found your blog!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I’m the same way. I don’t really agree with restricting certain foods, but it’s fun to play around with other diet concepts just to mix things up a bit! So glad you found me too! Pull up a chair…stay awhile! πŸ˜‰

  27. great idea! I will have to try this since I do not eat oatmeal πŸ˜‰

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  33. Dan says:

    Hello Heather. My name is Dan and I am a founder of Easy Fast Recipes website. Many thanks for this fantastic Pumpkin Oatmeal recipe! Simple and affordable ingredients, easy to follow step by step instructions. I am a Paleo diet follower myself. This is yummy easy fast recipe and it’s surely going into my bookmark list. I am looking forward for more easy food recipes on your site in the nearest future.
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