Good Morning!

Oh my gosh!  I am SORE today.  That fabulous, yet brutal hot yoga class that I took yesterday has definitely left its mark.  My obliques hurt with every move I make.  I LOVE it. I now understand why the celebrities are so committed to their hot  yoga.  Although I consider the tough workout the bonus, the real appeal is the positive energy circulating the room as you delve deeper into your yoga practice.  Now on to breakfast…

I was so excited by last week’s oatmeal bake that I knew I was going to make another one.  I loved pumpkin and add it to everything, so I knew I had to try a baked pumpkin oatmeal.  I found this single serving breakfast recipe on Chelsey’s Blog.  She is a vegan and uses interesting ingredients (flax egg anyone?) which makes trying this recipe even more fun.

The ‘flax egg’ is 3 tablespoons of warm water and 1 tablespoon of flax combined and let to sit for 2-3 minutes.

I used 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup soy milk  (because that is what I had in the house).   I added in 1/2 cup pumpkin, vanilla, my ‘egg’ and then I used pumpkin pie spice for flavor.  The mix tasted good, but not enough spice.  I added in some cinnamon and more to the top before baking.  I baked my oatmeal in a round Pyrex for 20 minutes.

It came out of the oven warm and tasty!  I used a touch of agave and a little more cinnamon to top it off.  Chelsey added apples and peanut butter.  I think nuts would also be a great addition for a little crunch.  The oatmeal was definitely filling and perfect before my spin class.  Plus, it was much easier to make it in the oven as opposed to the stove (where you have to sit by and watch).  I will be making this again and may try to turn it into a bigger bake for the week.  What a good way to start the morning!

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