Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal combines all the flavors of a classic pumpkin pie filling into a healthy breakfast that is ready in five minutes. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down
This easy Pumpkin Oatmeal that's cooked quickly in the microwave or on the stove-top brings all the flavor of a delicious pumpkin pie filling in a healthy, filling bowl of oatmeal that's perfect to start any morning. It's a variation of this easy Microwave Oatmeal that we make all the time.
As I shared last week, I have never been someone who looks forward to pumpkin spice season all year long, but lately, I am becoming more of a pumpkin person than I ever expected. And this is coming from someone who thought pumpkin pie was the absolute worst excuse for a pie until about three years ago. Now I love a good slice of pumpkin pie of a cold day, but it definitely took some time and convincing.
That brings me to today and my shock that I have been eating this pumpkin pie oatmeal on repeat the past few weeks. It couldn't be easier to make and I am able to get it on the table in under 5 minutes most mornings. It starts with mashed banana for natural sweetness and then combines canned pumpkin puree, oats, almond milk, pumpkin pie spice, and a touch of maple syrup. Truth be told it doesn't really need the maple syrup with the banana, but I love a hint of maple on these oats so I add it. All of that is cooked together in the microwave or on the stove-top and the end result is rich, creamy pumpkin oatmeal that you will love. Seriously, this stuff is so good.
Can I make pumpkin oatmeal ahead of time?
Although the microwave version is fast enough for a busy morning, this can be prepped ahead of time as well if you prefer having it ready to go. If you plan on cooking a large batch to keep in the fridge for quick and easy breakfasts, I would recommend cooking it stovetop and not using the microwave method. Simply cook it using the instructions below and store it in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave with a splash of extra almond milk.
You can also prep this recipe as overnight oats. Simply combine all the ingredients in a mason jar or other container and store in the fridge overnight. In the morning the oats will be ready and you can enjoy them cold or heat them up in the microwave,
Lastly, you can freeze these oats and store them for 3-4 months in the freezer. The easiest option is to freeze the cooked oatmeal in individual portions in a silicon muffin tray or large ice cube tray. Then reheat in the microwave and add some almond milk before serving.
Can I baked this recipe?
It's easy to make baked oatmeal using this recipe. Start by combining all the ingredients. Then pour into a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. You can use a ramekin for individual servings, a bread pan for two servings, or a larger baking dish for more servings. Then simply bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees until cooked through. This is a great option for meal prep.
How to make pumpkin pie spice?
It's really easy to make your own pumpkin pie spice at home using spices you already have in your pantry. Here is the basic recipe. One quick note, I like my pumpkin pie spice to have lots of cinnamon and ginger flavor with less nutmeg. You can easily adjust this to suit it to your exact preferences.
- 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1.5 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 3/4 tsp allspice
- 3/4 tsp ground cloves
- Directions: Mix together until combined. Taste and adjust as needed. Store in an airtight container up to six months.
- If you don't like bananas, you can replace the banana with an extra 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree or unsweetened applesauce. Just note that you may need to add some extra maple syrup or sweetener depending on how sweet you like your oats.
- To boost the nutritional punch, consider adding things like ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, maca powder, hemp seeds, cacao powder, nut butter, or protein powder.
- Some people don't love the cloves and allspice in pumpkin pie spice. Instead, you can just cinnamon or a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg.
- This oatmeal freezes really well so you may want to consider making a large batch and then freezing it for quick breakfasts. Here's a good tutorial on freezing your morning oats.
- Make sure to buy plain canned pumpkin for this recipe, not pumpkin pie filling. The only ingredient on the label should be the pumpkin.
- You can also make this recipe with mashed butternut squash or canned butternut squash. Whole Foods sells a delicious canned butternut squash you can find year round.
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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal - Microwave or Stove Top
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Microwave: Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Mash the banana using a fork. Stir in all the remaining ingredients. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes until oats are tender. and liquid is absorbed.
Stovetop: Add everything to a small pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 4-6 minutes until oats are soft.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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