Chilly Autumn Day Oatmeal

standard October 21, 2012 Leave a response

California weather is finally cooling off! With cool weather come amazing seasonal fruits and vegetables which make delicious seasonal food products. As you know I love Trader Joe’s and their variety of healthy foods. I have been throwing pictures of their stuff around, things that I have tried and love. You can check some of them out on Food Moment’s Facebook page.  Today I felt that it was an ideal morning for a warm, sweet oatmeal and that’s exactly what I made. Most of the ingredients used can be found at Trader Joe’s. Not sure if you have one near you? Find out here. If not, get them somewhere else! I’d like to add that persimmons are now in season and they’re high in vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber!


  • 1/4 cup dry steel cut oats (150 kcal, 5 g protein)
  • 1/2 persimmon (~50 kcal)
  • 1/8 cup crushed walnuts (250 kcal, 5 g protein)
  • 1 tbs pumpkin butter (40 kcal)
  • 1 tsp Butter (optional)


1. For one serving of oatmeal, boil 3/4 cup of water

2. Once the water is boiling, add about 1/4 cup dry steel cut oats

3. Simmer for about 7 minutes, covered, stirring frequently

4. Optional: add about 1 teaspoon of butter

5. Once the oats are cooked, put in a bowl, add the pumpkin butter and mix

6. Throw in the walnuts ( or almonds, whatever you prefer)

7. Cut up your persimmon and mix the pieces in or lay on top to make it look pretty

8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Info: 500 kcal (without butter added), 10 g protein

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