Pumpkin pie oatmeal

If I were (heaven forbid) on my deathbed and I was only going to live for one more meal, there is a very good chance that it would involve pumpkin pie. I adore pumpkin pie – especially my mom’s. I remember as a kid sitting perched at the counter, eagerly watching her roll out the dough and getting excited about eating pie sometime in the near future. Actually, I still do that.

Pumpkin pie oatmeal

So when I stumbled across food blogs oh so many years ago and discovered that people put pumpkin in their oatmeal, I was intrigued. And then I tried it, and I was smitten. It wasn’t my mom’s pumpkin pie, but it was good. Really good.

It became a cold weather staple for me, as I’m sure you long time readers remember from all my pictures of it back in the days when I posted more pictures of my daily food. But I never actually posted my pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe, so I’m finally sharing that with you today!

Pumpkin pie oatmeal

Pumpkin pie oatmeal
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A healthy pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe that's low in sugar and incredibly delicious!
Yield: 1 serving
  • ⅔ cup water
  • Heaping ⅓ cup rolled oats
  • ⅛ cup milk (or almond milk, soy milk, etc)
  • ½ tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • ½ ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp egg whites (optional)
  • ¼ cup of canned pumpkin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Toppings: nut or seed butter, raisins, chopped dates, sliced banana, toasted nuts, granola, pumpkin butter, etc.
  1. In a small saucepan, bring ⅔ cup of water to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the oats, milk, chia seeds, and raisins.
  2. Next thinly slice the banana into the pot and stir well.
  3. When the oatmeal has started to thicken and looks almost done, stir in the egg whites and let them cook while stirring frequently for about a minute.
  4. Finally add the pumpkin, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice and cook for another minute. Transfer to a bowl and then add your favourite toppings.
*To make recipe gluten free, use certified GF oats.

Pumpkin pie oatmeal

Do you like pumpkin pie oatmeal? How do you make yours?

What is one dish that someone in your family makes that you always look forward to eating?


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45 Responses to Pumpkin pie oatmeal

  1. Yum. Pumpkin is an amazing addition to oatmeal. I usually bake my oats when I use pumpkin. This actually reminds me of two things a) I didn’t had oatmeal for breakfast, so I should have it for dinner and b) I am out of peanut butter…

  2. YUM!!! i need to make this ASAP!! my mom makes the best homemade stuffing! seriously the best i’ve ever tasted!

  3. Pumpkin pie is definitely one of my favorite parts of the season. My moms is my favorite as well! Something about your mom making a classic makes it that much more delicious!

  4. I actually make my pumpkin oatmeal almost exactly the same but without the banana! I always look forward to my Mom’s challah (egg bread) but it’s tough in the last few years cause I can’t eat it :(

    • Chelsea

      Do you put anything in your pumpkin oatmeal for sweetness? Sometimes I want to make pumpkin oatmeal when I’m out of bananas, but I’m scared it won’t taste as good haha.

  5. Yum! These oats looks fabulous!

  6. Pie in a bowl?? YUM! This looks like the most comforting start to the day. I love that you added egg whites to your oatmeal- they definitely help transform the texture and creaminess of oats completely! In terms of nutrition, it looks like you got your bases covered with this bowl.

  7. Yummy that bowl looks awesome and making me hungry but I just ate breaky hehe. I love adding some flax meal to the oatmeal to thicken it up. Chia seeds have been getting stuck in my back wire of my bottom teeth haha so annoying!

  8. I don’t do pumpkin oatmeal too often, but I love making yogurt bowls with pumpkin added in! Every holiday, I look forward to my cousin’s deviled eggs. They’re always the first to go at the dinner table – if you can get your hands on two before the disappear, then you’ve had a good day :-p

  9. I actually don’t like pumpkin pie itself too much (though if it were available, I would eat it haha), but I do love pumpkin flavored stuff! Oatmeal like this being among them. I’ve had a bit of a late start today (have to love day offs :) ) and have a bit of extra time to make breakfast… this shall be my choice! I’ll report back on what I Think, though I’m quite sure it’s going to be a winnaaaaa
    Have a lovely day Chelsea!

    • Chelsea

      You don’t really like pumpkin pie!? I don’t think we can be friends anymore. Haha, kidding obviously! ;)

      I hope if you made this, you liked it!

  10. I have to admit that I’m not the -biggest- fan of pumpkin oatmeal, but your bowl looks exceptionally delicious… you may have persuaded me to give it another try ;) And the family dish I love most is my mom’s buttermilk pancakes. I’ve never quite been able to make them as good as she does, and with a sprinkle of powdered sugar on the top, those things are the perfect way to start the day.

  11. Tracey

    This looks delicious! I’ve never had pumpkin in my oatmeal, but I’ll have to try now. My grandma is a pie-making fanatic – every time I visit, there’s always some type of pie for dessert to get excited for.

  12. Pumpkin in oatmeal is amazing!! I have been adding it to my overnight oats lately and have been LOVING it.

  13. Back when I first discovered the joys of pumpkin [which – given the fact that pumpkin’s only recently gotten more popular over here and we can’t even get canned pumpkin – wasn’t all that long ago] I ate a lot of pumpkin oat bran. Though a way less fancy version than yours which sounds great. I just prepared my usual oat/wheat bran mix, added caramelized banana and homemade pumpkin puree. Topped with almond butter.
    Tough question about favourite family dishes but I refuse to celebrate Christmas without my grandma’s Rotkohl [red cabbage prepared in a traditional way with apples and spices]. Just thinking about it makes me hungry.

    • Chelsea

      Your pumpkin oat bran sounds amazing! So do you have to roast and puree your own pumpkin from scratch? That sounds like so much work!

  14. I love adding pumpkin to my oats, although mine is usually oatbran not oatmeal. I haven’t had it with regular oatmeal in a long time! I am loving the toppings you chose!

  15. I’ve only tried adding pumpkin to oatmeal several times and have to say, I prefer a banana. However, I love using canned pumpkin wth protein powder, cottage cheese and crushed nuts with rolled oats on top- so random but so good!

    I look forward to eating my mum’s saffron chicken- I’ve tried making it but it never comes out!

    • Chelsea

      I love banana in my oatmeal too… that’s why I use both pumpkin and banana!

      Saffron chicken, homemade almond butter… your mom sounds like quite the cook!

  16. Homemade soup is always a meal I look forward to cooking. For some reason it is the one thing I don’t enjoy preparing as I am not patient enough for the pot to simmer and flavours to blend/be brought out.

    I’m pretty sure I find any and every excuse to eat pumpkin. I’m roasting some later this week and I need to get a few cans for smoothies so I think I’ll try this recipe on Saturday! Something to look forward to.

    • Chelsea

      I hope if you made it, you liked it! What are you planning on doing with your roasted pumpkin? I’ve never roasted a pumpkin before!

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  18. Reading this, all I can think is: YUM! And also WHY DID I ALREADY EAT BREAKFAST TODAY?!

  19. Bea

    Ooh, thanks for posting your recipe for pumpkin pie oatmeal! I’ll definitely have to try it your way. I like your addition of raisins :)

  20. This sounds so good! I love adding pumpkin to oatmeal, actually I think I love adding pumpkin to everything! I love my moms homemade wild rice soup, its probably my favorite comfort meal.

  21. I love pumpkin in my oatmeal! I actually have a recipe for it on my blog too!

  22. This recipe is yet another reason I wish we had canned pumpkin here, this looks delicious!!

  23. Wow, what a treat! Looking forward to trying this. Thank you for sharing your recipes

  24. Yes yes yes!! Pumpkin oatmeal is definitely one of my favorite fall breakfasts! It’s so funny to think of the days before blogging where I only thought canned pumpkin was for making pie! Haha! Gorgeous photos! I could seriously dive right in to that bowl…looks so creamy!

    I always look forward to my grandmother’s cornbread dressing and my mama’s candied sweet potatoes (especially now since I don’t feel a ridiculous amount of guilt at just the thought of eating those syrupy sweet things!) :D

    • Chelsea

      Haha I know right? 5 years ago I never would have thought of putting pumpkin in oatmeal! Actually, 5 years ago I didn’t even really eat oatmeal. Crazy!

  25. Well I am super glad you are not on your death bed, but I am ever so glad you finally posted this! I cannot wait to try it seriously! I have never made pumpkin oatmeal, actually I am pretty boring with my oats and I think that should change this year. I really look forward to my mom’s maple roasted butternut squash at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a must on the menu!

  26. I can’t wait to try out this oatmeal, it seems like a perfect hit for breakfast! I can’t say no to anything pumpkin pie!

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