Pumpkin quinoa and oats

Heather Disarro

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Pumpkin quinoa and oats are a great way to pack in protein, fiber and veggies during the first meal of the day. Mix up the dry ingredients and portion out throughout the week for a breakfast that keeps on giving.

Pumpkin quinoa and oats

Pumpkin quinoa and oats recipe

Serves 1


  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup dried quinoa
  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. In a small pot, add the dried quinoa, mashed banana and milk and bring to a simmer.
  2. Stirring frequently, simmer the quinoa for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the oatmeal and cook another 2 to 5 minutes until the oats and quinoa are tender and the liquid is evaporated.
  4. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the pumpkin, honey and pumpkin pie spice.
  6. Serve atop the hot oat mixture or stir in and serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.