Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkin oatmeal is a delightful and comforting breakfast option, especially during the fall season. It combines the creaminess of oatmeal with the warm and earthy flavors of pumpkin and spices. Here’s a simple recipe to make pumpkin oatmeal:


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy like almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk)
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • A pinch of salt
  • Optional toppings: chopped nuts, dried fruits, pumpkin seeds, extra cinnamon, or a dollop of yogurt


  1. Combine Ingredients:
  • In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the rolled oats, milk, canned pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cloves, and a pinch of salt. Stir everything together.
  1. Cook Oatmeal:
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and let the oatmeal cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency. If it becomes too thick, you can add a bit more milk to reach your preferred thickness.
  1. Taste and Adjust:
  • Taste the pumpkin oatmeal and adjust the sweetness and spices to your liking. You can add more maple syrup or additional spices if desired.
  1. Serve:
  • Once the oatmeal is cooked to your satisfaction, remove it from the heat and ladle it into bowls.
  1. Add Toppings:
  • Customize your pumpkin oatmeal by adding your favorite toppings. Chopped nuts, dried fruits, pumpkin seeds, extra cinnamon, or a dollop of yogurt are all great options.
  1. Enjoy your Pumpkin Oatmeal!

This pumpkin oatmeal is a cozy and nutritious breakfast option that’s perfect for chilly mornings. The combination of pumpkin and spices creates a warm and comforting flavor profile, and you can adjust the sweetness and spices to suit your taste. It’s a great way to celebrate the flavors of autumn.