Squeeze of agave or 1/2 packet of stevia, to sweeten if desired
Optional topping: 1 tsp chopped walnuts or pecans
In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine the oats and water. Pop them in the microwave for two minutes. (Watch them to make sure they don’t overflow… if they rise too high, stop heating until they fall, then continue).
Remove oats from microwave and stir in the canned pumpkin, protein powder, sweetener (if using) and pumpkin pie spice. You may want to stick it back in the microwave for another 20-30s to warm it up a bit more.
Top with crushed walnuts, almonds, or pecans and enjoy!