Three cheers for pumpkin oatmeal! The cozy fall breakfast that just happens to be vegan and gluten-free. Pumpkin oatmeal is the perfect fall-inspired recipe to make if you have leftover canned pumpkin puree in the fridge!
This pumpkin spice oatmeal is a warming fall breakfast that tastes great and is good for you. You can make pumpkin oatmeal with steel cut oats or rolled oats– use what you have on hand.
Regardless of the type of oats, you’re definitely going to need a spoonful of pumpkin pie spice in the mix.
Let’s Make Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Pumpkin spice oatmeal. Pumpkin pie oatmeal. Whatever you call it, it’s delicious and it’s festive. You simply can’t go wrong with pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast in the fall.
Oatmeal was one of those breakfasts we all rolled our eyes at as kids but now when the weather gets cooler and there’s frost on the windshields outside, we welcome a warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning. Am I right?
Here’s what you’ll need to make a bowl of warm pumpkin oats:
- oats (steel cut or rolled oats)
- pumpkin puree
- pumpkin pie spice
- milk or plant-based milk
- sweetener (maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar)
- your toppings of choice
Variations To This Recipe
Pumpkin oatmeal is a fabulously versatile breakfast option. Whether you like things on the sweeter side or opt for savory flavors in the morning, you can adjust this pumpkin oatmeal recipe to suit your palette.
Try adding the following to change up your pumpkin oatmeal:
- 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate chips
- chopped pecans, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds
- top with a dollop of yogurt for a tangy flavor pop
- Skip the sugar and add an over easy egg or vegan sausage crumbles for a savory variation
- swirl in a spoonful of almond butter, peanut butter, or Nutella
- fresh fruit like sliced bananas, chopped apple, or sliced pear wonderfully compliment these flavors
However you take your oatmeal, we know there is a variation to please your palette.
Our Favorite Pumpkin Breakfast Recipe!
While we love pumpkin for breakfast including everything from pumpkin muffins to pumpkin cold brew coffee, this pumpkin oatmeal recipe is so wonderfully convenient.
It’s a great way to use up leftover pumpkin and it’s a warm, hearty pumpkin breakfast that comes together so quickly on busy mornings!
We hope you love this pumpkin oatmeal as much as we do! If you make this recipe be sure to leave us a review– it helps us and all readers learn from each other’s experiences in the kitchen!
Cheers to pumpkin spice season!Print
Pumpkin oatmeal is a healthy and satisfying fall breakfast option! We’ll walk you through using rolled or steel-cut oats in this recipe and provide an overnight oats option!
- 1 cup rolled oats (or steel-cut oats)
- 2 cups milk or water
- 2–4 tablespoons brown sugar, depending on sweet preference– also sub maple syrup!
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 teaspoon pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- Add the milk or water, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, salt, and pumpkin spice to a small pot and bring to a simmer.
- Add the 1 cup of oats and stir to combine.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes until most liquid has been absorbed and your desired consistency has been reached.
- Let stand covered for 1-2 minutes prior to consuming.
- Combine all ingredients together in a deep bowl and store to combine. Cook on high for ~2 minutes, stir and cook an additional 30-60 seconds. Let stand for 1-2 minutes to thicken before consuming.
- Combine all ingredients together in a jar or glass container, stir and place in the fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours.
Steel Cut Oats:
- Steel cut oats will require more liquid and longer cooking time, check the cooking instructions on the package of your steel-cut oats for specifics.
Top with a pat of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup to serve. Makes two bowls of pumpkin spice oatmeal.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 55
- Sugar: 11g
- Sodium: 596mg
- Fat: .2g
- Saturated Fat: .1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 42g
- Fiber: 6g
- Protein: 5.8g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal