Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

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Pumpkin spice oatmeal will be your favorite fall breakfast. A delicious switch up from your usual oatmeal bowl this oatmeal is filled with real pumpkin and all the flavors of pumpkin pie. This cozy fall breakfast is perfect for crisp busy mornings! It has plenty of warm spices and it’s a great way to enjoy pumpkin season. 

Pumpkin spice oatmeal in a bowl with butter and pecans.

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As soon as the leaves start to change or as the end of August starts to approach I’m all about everything fall-related. Apples, pumpkin spice, and all things cozy are my jam.

If you love all things pumpkin then you are sure to love this healthy pumpkin oatmeal recipe. It’s a quick breakfast made with a handful of ingredients so it’s perfect for weekday mornings or slow weekend brunches in the fall. 

Pumpkin oatmeal in a bowl.

This pumpkin spice oatmeal recipe is one of my favorites and it’s so cozy and delicious to enjoy on any fall or winter morning!

Also, if you have any leftover pumpkin puree use it to make this ninja creami pumpkin spice ice cream. It’s the best fall dessert.

Recipe Ingredients

Overhead image of pumpkin oatmeal ingredients on a table.

Water – cooking liquid to get the oatmeal to the right consistency. You can substitute with milk if you prefer.

Brown sugar – hint of sweetness and rich caramel flavor. 

Quick oats – roll oats, steel cut oats would be delicious as well. 

Canned Pumpkin purée – 100% pure pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling. Feel free to use your own homemade pumpkin puree as well. 

Pumpkin spice mix – warm fall flavors like ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. 

Vanilla extract – to give this recipe a boost of extra delicious flavor. 

Optional – pure maple syrup, chopped pecans or walnuts, or pumpkin seeds for topping.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

All ingredients, measurements, and instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step one. In a medium saucepot add all the ingredients except for the quick-cooking oats then stir to combine. 

Pumpkin pie oatmeal in a pot.

Step two. Bring to a simmer on medium heat, then add the oats. Cook the oatmeal for 5 minutes or until it has thickened and reached your desired consistency. 

Pumpkin pie oatmeal in a bowl.

Step three. Add to a bowl then top with butter, chopped nuts, and a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!

Pumpkin oatmeal with butter and toppings.

Variations

Use steel-cut oats or rolled oats, you might need to add more water and add a few more minutes to the cooking time.

Instead of water cook the oatmeal with whole milk or your favorite milk alternative like soy milk, or oat milk

Add more pumpkin puree if you want a stronger pumpkin flavor.

Serve with whipped cream for a more pumpkin pie-like experience.

Oatmeal with pumpkin and nuts.

Pro Tips

Add more water or milk if you like a thinner oatmeal or less if you want your oatmeal slightly thicker. 

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Pumpkin oatmeal with butter and toppings.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Pumpkin spice oatmeal will be your favorite fall oatmeal. A delicious switch up from your usual oatmeal bowl this oatmeal is filled with real pumpkin flavor and all the flavors of pumpkin pie. This cozy fall breakfast is perfect for crisp busy mornings! It has plenty of warm spices and it’s a great way to enjoy pumpkin season.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 144kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup water or milk
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice mix
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 - 3 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • Salt to taste

Optional topping

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon walnuts or pecans chopped
  • Maple syrup for serving

Instructions 

  • In a medium sauce pot add all the ingredients, except for the oats to the pot. 
  • Bring up to a simmer on medium heat then add your oatmeal. Cook for 5 - 10 minutes or until your oatmeal has thickened and reached your desired consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 5177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 8mg

All nutrition information is automatically generated and should be only used as a rough estimate. This recipe card may contain affiliate links.

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