Creamy, smooth, and sinfully sweet, you won’t believe how easy this Breakfast Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is to make! With nutritious oatmeal and yogurt, this smoothie tastes exactly like pumpkin pie in a glass, bringing the flavors of autumn to your breakfast table. Best of all, it’s like having dessert for breakfast, without all of the baking!
The holidays are quickly approaching, and with them come all of the autumn flavors we adore. What do you love most about the holidays? Is it the decorating, or spending time with family? The crisp air, pine tree scent and setting the slow cooker? Or maybe it’s the pumpkin-spiced-everything that seems to be in the air this season?
For me, it’s the pie.
And family time… You know, if it also includes pie.
In fact, I love pumpkin pie so much that I pretty much make it all year round. It’s smooth, it’s spiced, and it’s frankly delicious in every way. During the holidays, when there’s a selection of pie in the house at all times, I even have it for breakfast (admit it, you’ve done it, too!). Until, that is, I discovered the Breakfast Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.
If you’re really in the pumpkin mood this season, be sure not to miss these Soft Baked Gluten Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies! Soft, sweet and deliciously chewy, you won’t even be able to tell that these pumpkin oatmeal cookies are gluten free.
I made this several different ways before I really got the recipe down. I tried plain greek yogurt with vanilla extract (nope, not sweet enough), more pumpkin and less everything else (nope, too bitter), and even with honey (ok, but not as good as maple syrup).
The secret to a really good pumpkin pie smoothie, it turns out, is a really good quality greek vanilla yogurt. It just takes the smoothie to a whole new level of flavor, and it’s the only thing I found that cuts the bitterness of the pumpkin puree.
My only other suggestion is to sub out the yogurt for vanilla ice cream, but that makes this more of a pumpkin pie milkshake, doesn’t it?
I topped this pumpkin pie smoothie with cinnamon, but it would also be good with granola, crumbled graham crackers or even whipped cream. Yum! I would even suggest swapping out the vanilla yogurt with a vanilla protein powder, if you want to get really healthy with it. I’ve done that in the past with delicious results.
So next time you’re craving pumpkin pie, but don’t want to deal with the cooking (or you just want to stay on the healthier side of breakfast), don’t be afraid to whip up a few of these Breakfast Pumpkin Pie Smoothies!
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- 1 cup milk
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup ice
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree unsweetened
- 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal instant, certified gluten free
- 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high until all ingredients are smooth (about a minute, depending on how strong your blender is).
Pour into a glass and serve immediately.