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Pumpkin Oatmeal

Prep: 5 minutes Cook time: 12 Serves 4 ½-cup servings (2 cups total yield)
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 1/2 cup servings (total yield: 2 cups total)
Calories 205kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats old fashioned oats, regular or gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a medium saucepan combine the milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt. Whisk to fully combine.
  • Stir in the oats.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Lower to medium-low heat. Cook stirring periodically until the oats and liquid have combined, that oats have cooked and the mixture is creamy; 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Allow to sit for 2 minutes to thicken further. Stir and serve hot.
  • Remove from heat and serve with granola, yogurt or any topping you like.


Notes on Cooking the Oats

  • Do not use instant oats or steel cut oats in this recipe.
  • The oatmeal will continue to thicken as it sits after cooking.
  • For chewier oats cook less. For creamier oats cook longer.

How to Make Pumpkin Overnight Oats

  1. In a jar or container combine ALL ingredients except the oats (don't forget the salt). Whisk to combine.
  2. Stir in the oats. 
  3. Seal and allow to sit at least 2 hours. Allowing them to sit overnight is recommended for best results.
  4. Give them a good stir before serving in the morning.

Storing Leftovers

Cooked oatmeal can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave with a drizzle of milk to keep them creamy.
Overnight Oats can be stored, sealed, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. NOTE: they will continue to become softer the longer they are stored.
Freezing: allow the oatmeal to cool fully. Place in individual freezer-safe containers. Freeze for up to 3 months.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2556IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg