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WINTER BREAKFAST BOWL WITH PUMPKIN SPICE STEEL CUT OATS

Whenever it’s cold outside, I love to make steel cut oats for breakfast. They’re a little more time consuming to prepare, but the texture and taste are unmatched! My Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats combines warming spices with my favourite seasonal superfoods. Homemade Pumpkin Puree subtly flavours the steel cut oats, while a splash of coconut cream adds richness and decadence. This breakfast bowl is a harmonious medley of textures, colours, flavours and aromas — it’s a true delight to the senses! I’ve also included instructions on how to layer it in a mason jar, so you can make it the night before and take it to go in the morning. Put on your favourite cozy sweater and treat yourself to a comforting, nourishing winter breakfast!


Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

Steel cut oats are a pantry staple around here — I always seem to make them when we’re running low on breakfast groceries. I know that I can whip some up and top them with whatever fruit and nuts we have kicking around, and it always turns out deliciously! For this breakfast bowl, I added lots of warming spices to the steel cuts oats, and I pulled some Homemade Pumpkin Puree out of the freezer to subtly flavour it. My pumpkin puree recipe is included in my Spicy Pumpkin Persimmon Smoothie post — it was the first time I tried pumpkin and persimmon together, and I seriously drank that smoothie every day for over a week while I was testing the recipe. I couldn’t get enough! Today I’m bringing that flavour combination back for this Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats.

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

When I created this recipe, we had so much leftover fruit after the holidays. I re-introduced it in this breakfast bowl in a fresh, healthy way — what’s old is new again! Pomegranate arils add a bursting pop of flavour to each bite, while the persimmon offers a creamy, sweet texture. Also, did you know when you slice persimmon horizontally, they have a perfect star pattern hidden inside? The beauty and elegance of nature constantly amazes me.

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

This nourishing bowl will keep you satisfied long into the afternoon. Each ingredient boasts so many wonderful health benefits! Pumpkins and persimmons are brimming with fibre and vitamins. Pomegranates and apples are a rich source of antioxidants, which help to fend off free radicals. Bananas are packed full of potassium, plus vitamins and minerals that support heart health. Almonds are an excellent source of plant-based protein. Coupled with warming, anti-inflammatory, healing spices of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, this powerhouse winter breakfast bowl will help to keep your New Year health and nutrition goals on track.

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

Want to enjoy this breakfast bowl on the go? I’ve got you covered! I also include instructions on how to layer it into a mason jar, so you can prepare it the night before, and grab it on your way out the door the next morning.

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com


WINTER BREAKFAST BOWL WITH PUMPKIN SPICE STEEL CUT OATS


Serves 2

Ingredients

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

Steel Cut Oats

• 1 cup gluten-free steel cut oats
• 3 cups water (for cooking the steel cut oats)
• 1 vanilla bean
• 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree (or I have a homemade recipe)
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp ginger
• 1/2 tsp nutmeg
• 1/2 tsp cloves
• 2 tbsp coconut sugar

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

Breakfast Bowl

• 1 banana
• 1 apple
• 1 persimmon
• 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
• 1/4 cup almonds
• Splash of coconut cream

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com


Instructions

1. Prepare your steel cut oats according to the directions on the package, adding the vanilla bean into the pot to simmer with the oatmeal.

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

2. Once the oatmeal is cooked, remove from heat and stir in pumpkin puree, spices and coconut sugar.

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

3. Add a portion of oats to a bowl with splash of coconut cream. Then top with fruit, almonds and a dash of cinnamon.

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

4. Serve and enjoy!

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Take it to go!

To layer the breakfast bowl in a mason jar, start by spooning the steel cut oat mixture into the bottom of the jar, followed by coconut cream and fruit. Top with almonds. Seal the jar and refrigerate overnight, or for up to 3 days.

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com


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What are your favourite winter breakfasts? I seem to drink a lot of smoothies and fresh juices too, even in the cold weather! I’ll be sharing a few of them with you over the next couple of months. If you try my Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats, leave me a comment below, or tag me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Use the hashtag #justinecelinarecipes in your recreations on social media so I can find them!

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

P.S. – Doesn’t my favourite plaid blanket scarf make a great food styling prop? I love the pops of colour and texture with the ingredients in the breakfast bowl. To see how I actually wear it, check out my Comfort Zone post!


Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

Thank you to The Calgary Herald for featuring this recipe.


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, and contains my genuine thoughts, ideas and recommendations.

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18 Comments

  • Reply Dylan January 15, 2016 at 10:18 am

    What a beautiful display of fresh ingredients! I like the persimmon addition.. do you have any other ideas for ways I could use a persimmon I bought with no idea how to use?

    • Reply Justine January 15, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Dylan! I’ve been on a MAJOR persimmon kick the last few months. I actually have a really delicious smoothie recipe that tastes like dessert and uses persimmon: https://justinecelina.com/spicy-pumpkin-persimmon-smoothie/

      If you don’t have pumpkin puree, you can always sub it out for all persimmon. And I’m going to try baking with it too, but haven’t started experimenting yet! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, and have an awesome weekend!

  • Reply Brittani January 15, 2016 at 11:27 am

    This looks fantastic, your pictures are absolutely stunning! I never quite know what to do with persimmons so I’ll have to give this one a try 🙂

    • Reply Justine January 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks so much, Brittani! If you try the recipe, I’d love your feedback. Also, I’ve linked my Spicy Pumpkin Persimmon Smoothie in the comment above you if you’re looking for other ideas!

  • Reply Hilary January 15, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Stunning photography! 🙂

    • Reply Justine January 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Thanks, Hilary! I stopped by your blog today, too. Nice to connect with you!

  • Reply Angela January 15, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Well, this is the prettiest breakfast I’ve seen for ages!

    • Reply Justine January 15, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      You always leave the sweetest comments, Angela! Thank you. 🙂 Have a fantastic weekend!

  • Reply Mel January 15, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    This is such a beautiful and delicious looking breakfast bowl. Gorgeous colours and textures! I love that you added the mason jar instructions. I start work mid morning and often grab a jar of overnight oats to take with me for lunch. I will try this next week.

    • Reply Justine January 15, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks, Mel! I’m excited for you to try the recipe and the mason jar option — please let me know how it goes. One of the things I’m working on in 2016 is to make my recipes easier for those on the go, and also include more make-ahead options. I know healthy eating can be hard when you’re busy.

  • Reply Anneke Forbes January 20, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    That spoon! Where from?
    Also, I love how your food posts always capture the spirit of the seasons. I feel cozier just reading this!

    • Reply Justine January 20, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks, Anneke! I actually made the spoons… I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted so I decided to make them myself. I spray painted the BEHAGFULL set from IKEA gold (they’re just props… you can’t actually eat with them!). Since I do a lot of styling work I use them quite often as props, though! You can find a similar set at West Elm. Hope that’s helpful!

      • Reply Anneke Forbes January 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

        Oh man, that West Elm set is stunning! Guess I’ll have to save up… 😉

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