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Whole30 Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl

I am about to share with you one of my most very favorite Whole30 recipes… 

Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl

AKA: Pumpkin Porridge, Pumpkin Oatmeal, Pumpkin Hot Cereal.

I LOVE THIS BREAKFAST.

It is filling.

And super clean… so not only is it Paleo friendly, it is Whole30 friendly!

It is also verrrry, verrry delicious.

AAAAAAND, you can add egg if you want to up the protein content.

But I do not. Eggs make me feel icky.

And that makes me verrrrry sad.

I think part of the reason I love this dish so much is it is a great, eggless breakfast choice for me… and I love to eat it whether or not I am on the Whole30.

Whole30 Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl | Jenny On The Spot
But if you add egg, you get that extra protein punch. So those of you who can have egg, GO ON WITH YOUR BAD SELVES.

I love this dish because it is thick and hearty. It is a great way to fill a belly to help keep those snacking demons at bay. Plus, I really try to avoid grains and gluten, so I miss having a warm, hearty bowl of oatmeal and/or Cream of Wheat, but the base of pecans and shredded coconut give it that umph that I crave…

pecans and shredded coconut in Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl
Another great thing about this here breakfast bowl is… THE TOPPINGS. I love to add craisins and sliced almonds on top, and always shredded coconut. But if you are looking to add more power… consider chia seeds or flax seeds. A recent, new favorite topping choice for me is diced apple… the sweet crunch is an amazing paring with this dish.

diced apples on Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl | Jenny On The Spot
Of course, the dogs knew something was up in the kitchen when I was making this. Gus just sat there waiting in hope for crumbs to fall…

dog in kitchen - Gus
Kevin, on the other hand, has no time for crumbs. He wants the entire pan. Per usual, he refused to make eye contact with me.

dog in kitchen - Kevin
I gave them both doggie treats instead. This Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl is all mine. And now you can have your own too!

Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl
Serves 3
Pure pumpkin combined with pecans, coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg makes for a delicious and filling start to the day.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  2. 1/2 c. water
  3. 1/2 c. pecans
  4. 1/2 c. shredded coconut
  5. 1 can pure pumpkin
  6. 1/2 c. coconut milk
  7. 1/2 c. applesauce
  8. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  9. 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  10. 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  11. Optional: 2 eggs, beaten
  12. Garnish ideas and options: chopped pecans, shredded coconut, diced apple, sliced almonds, flax seeds, chia seeds, dried fruit (I adore craisins, but if you are going Whole... they are VERY hard to find unsweetened).
Instructions
  1. Pit dates and slice in half (or quarters). Soak in water for a handful of minutes. Set aside. Blend pecans in food processor.
  2. In a heavy bottom saucepan combine toast coconut shreds and pecans. Heat until toasted (around 5 minutes or until that toasty smell passes your nose and/or you see the coconut beginning to brown).
  3. Purée the dates in food processor.
  4. Reduce heat to low, mix in the can of pumpkin, apple sauce, and coconut milk to the toasted coconut and pecans. If you are adding egg, gradually mix beaten egg in now. Stir and cook until combined.
  5. Once combined, mix in cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and date purée.
  6. Top with nothing, or anything! It is a perfect balance of sweet. It is a thick, full-feeling bowl of good, clean fun.
Notes
  1. • You do not HAVE to use Medjool dates, I just love how big they are.
  2. • I like to double this recipe and freeze individual servings. This recipe makes a little bit of a mess, so I like having quick servings available.
Adapted from Holly of X.O. Happy Healthy Foodie
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Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl with Pecans & Coconut | Jenny On The Spot

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5 Responses to “Whole30 Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl”

  1. Michelle says:

    Hi Jenny!

    I am so excited to try this recipe! When you say coconut milk – is it the coconut milk in the milk section of the grocery store or the canned coconut milk?

    Thank you!! 🙂

  2. Michelle says:

    Thank you so much!! 🙂

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