Thursday, September 16, 2010

Autumn Breakfast

Rise and Shine!
What is it that wakes me up every morning......?
My beautiful son and husband giggling in bed?
The deafening alarm clock hurling me out of bed to train my anything but eager clients at the gym?
Filtered sunshine sparkling through the windows?
River Valley Waldorf of my favorite sunny windows...
Yes. All of these things. But mostly....
My stomach growling!!!
By 7:00 am, it is certainly time for me to "break" the "fast". All night long my body does strenuous work; repairing and rejuvenating. It surely deserves a feast come morning!
Autumn inspires every bit of me....I am ready for apples and pumpkins and cinnamon and hearty breads...can you tell I am excited? Are you hungry yet? GOOD!
I would love to share with you one of my most favorite Autumn breakfast recipes. It is simple and lovely...and best of all, it will keep you full until lunch!

Autumn Pumpkin Oatmeal
-serving of old fashioned oats
-3 heaping spoonfuls of freshly pureed or canned pumpkin
-brown sugar, honey, or you other favorite sweetener to taste
-dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
-1/2 cup or so of vanilla almond milk
This is easy...combine all ingredients together to taste! Warm and delicious...and babies love it, too!
p.s- have I mentioned how very deeply I appreciate the warm wishes and feelings of friendship I have found in this circle of mama bloggers? You add a sparkle to my days and I am so very thankful for your inspiration and kind words.


  1. Oh that sounds so good. I like shredded coconut in my oatmeal. Have you tried that?
    We are in a pumpkin shortage. There was a poor harvest last year. Perhaps I will try this with fresh pumpkin from my garden. Take care.

  2. Yum! I think I will be making that this morning for W and myself. I just wish my husband would eat it too!

  3. This sounds so good. I've just recently discovered the joys of almond milk. And I'm with you... love the autumn flavors... yum!

  4. Just found your blog... soo beautiful! I will be trying this tomorrow.

  5. Autumn is really one of my favorite if not my favorite season. Your breakfast sounds yummy! Cinnamon just smells like autumn. xoxo Angela

  6. That sounds so good! We made pumpkin muffins and veggie chili this week even though it is still 90 degrees out. I love Autumn, too.

  7. Yep, that does look like a great breakfast!

  8. That sounds delicious! A perfect breakfast.....

    Enjoy your Autumn day and delicious breakfasts. xx

  9. That breakfast sounds so delicious...almost like pumpkin pie! By the way, pumpkin pie is good for breakfast to. ;) Your photos have such a warm, pretty light quality to them.

  10. Sounds delicious. Being Scottish, we are very keen on porridge and add all sorts of things to ours - raspberries, mixed spice and honey is our favourite. But my son loves pumpkin so much - I will try this out for him. Thank you, xx

  11. Yummers, I am going to give this a try. Your blog is really beautiful...I love all the tidbits and extra photos, especially because I recognize so many of them from our own library. Cheers!

  12. I was so thrilled to stumble across your blog! I grew up in Bethlehem, PA... with a beautiful, tall birch tree in my backyard, nonetheless! I become a vegetarian at twelve growing up in Bethlehem, and am now a vegan and find a great deal of inspiration from blogs written by people who are close to nature. I love your blog and look forward to reading more in the future!

  13. Okay did I mention I absolutely can't get enough of your blog??!!! Seriously you need to post more so I can get more inspired!!! My favorite Autum breakfast meal is; warm and nourishing apple cinnamon rice pudding. . . Oh my goodness yum!

    I use leftover brown rice (2cups)
    1 cup 1/2 and 1/2 or full fat coconut milk
    1 TB coconut oil or safflower oil
    3 TB cinnamon
    1 cup cooked apple
    1 teaspoos agave or brown sugar

    simmer until mushy and good!

    Seriously makes the whole kitchen smell like Fall! I like to include apple cider topped with Whip cream (milk or soy both work) and sprinkes of cinnamon on top, bonus if you have caramel to drizzle on top!!!!!!!!

    mmmm, now I'm hungry!!!!!!


  14. Oh, that sounds delicious. We have the almond milk, oatmeal & honey. Now I just need some pumpkin. Mmmm.

  15. Just wanted to let you know my daughter and I had this for lunch today. It was so yummy and warming on a blustery,rainy day. All I could hear from my daughter were yums and mmmmmms.


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