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Pumpkin Oatmeal. Enjoy the flavors of pumpkin pie for breakfast in this quick and easy to make oatmeal recipe! Instructions for stove, microwave and overnight!

Pumpkin oatmeal in a bowl with heavy cream and maple syrup on top.


Nothing is better than enjoying some leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast. Although, making this slightly healthier pumpkin oatmeal is almost as enjoyable. This breakfast oatmeal recipe is quick and easy to make, plus there’s instructions for 3 different ways you can make this!

How to Make Pumpkin Oatmeal

My favorite way to make this oatmeal recipe is on the stovetop.

  • Add Old Fashioned Rolled Oats to a small saucepan. Then pour in the milk you’re using. I typically use an almond milk. But I have made this with 2% milk also. You can use whatever milk you have on hand.
  • Bring the milk and oats to a simmer. 
  • Add in the spices, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree. Stir it up to combine. Allow the oats to cook in the mixture for several minutes until the oats are softened and cooked.

Then if you’re looking for the ultimate breakfast treat give the bowl of oats an extra swirl of maple syrup and just a bit of heavy cream. Not a necessity, but it’s SO good.

How to make Pumpkin Oatmeal in the Microwave

Some mornings are slightly more rushed than others, and in that case, this oatmeal recipe can absolutely be made in the microwave.

  • Add the milk and oats to a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high for about 2 minutes, or until the oats are softened.
  • Remove the oats from the microwave, stir in the pumpkin, maple syrup and spices.

How to make Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal

In the case that you want something ready to grab and go in the morning you can also prep this oatmeal recipe the night before and have some Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal!

  • Add the oats and milk to a large jar, or other container with a lid. Stir them together.
  • Then add in the spices, pumpkin, and maple syrup. Stir it all up together. Seal the jar and place in the fridge for at least 5 hours or overnight.
  • In the morning remove the oats from the fridge, stir and add any additional liquid if needed.
A bowl filled with pumpkin oatmeal, swirled with heavy cream, maple syrup and served up with a spoon.

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Pumpkin Oatmeal

5 from 13 votes
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Serene
Pumpkin Oatmeal. Enjoy the flavors of pumpkin pie for breakfast in this quick and easy to make Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal.
Pumpkin oatmeal in a bowl with heavy cream and maple syrup on top.


  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled oats
  • cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp cloves
  • tsp nutmeg


To make Pumpkin Oatmeal on Stovetop:

  • Add the oats to a small pot and add the milk. Cook over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Add in the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and maple syrup. Stir to combine.
  • Cook for about 7-10 minutes. Just until the oats are softened and cooked.
  • Top with additional maple syrup, nutmeg and a small amount of heavy cream for an ultimate breakfast treat.

To make Pumpkin Oatmeal in Microwave:

  • Add the oats, and milk to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 2 minutes or until oats are cooked through.
  • Stir in the pumpkin puree, your choice of honey/maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

To Make Overnight Pumpkin Oats:

  • Pour oats into a jar or plastic container that comes with a lid.
  • Pour in almond milk, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and your choice of honey/maple syrup.
  • Put the lid on tightly and shake to combine, or stir together.
  • Place the container of oats into the refrigerator and allow to chill overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  • Once chilled, the oats will be softened and have absorbed most of the liquid, add any additional liquid as needed (extra almond milk).


Serving: 1 | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 32mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. This is something I’ve been looking for – a recipe for oatmeal that I can enjoy for my breakfasts! Trying to be healthier, so this actually helps a great load! Many thanks for the share, im absolutely in love with it.

  2. This was a yummy easy breakfast recipe! We added chocolate chips, raisins, and walnuts. Very good. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I made it with some adaptations: 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree and 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice (instead of just the cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg) plus a pinch of salt. DELICIOUS!!!

  4. Loved this oatmeal recipe. The second time making it I made a slight change for my tastes – increased pumpkin to 3/4 cup and topped it with unsweetened full fat coconut milk that I had fluffed up first with an immersion blender. Decadent!

  5. My husband would love it if I would make pumpkin pie every week! But my hips would not! 🙂 THis oatmeal looks like a great compromise! Pinned!

  6. I wish I grew up your house! Of course, we ate candy everyday so I guess that makes up for it. This healthy oatmeal pumpkin pie will be a hit in our house!

  7. That is a tradition we have to start asap! Haha, we’d have to make a totally separate pie and hide it because we never have leftovers 🙂 I think this oatmeal would be a much better way to start the day and I love all the warm spices! Great recipe, Serene, perfect for this time of year!