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Pumpkin pie oatmeal is the coziest fall breakfast. Oats, pumpkin puree, and warm spices are baked to perfection. This nourishing and delicious breakfast is the perfect way to start your fall and winter days!
Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Oatmeal Bake
As soon as we’ve transitioned into fall and I can feel that chill in the air, my cravings for pumpkin spice everything come back in full force. I know I can’t be the only one! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin scented candles are a few of the things that get me excited for autumn. Since fall is just around the corner, I thought I’d get the pumpkin party started early with this delicious recipe for Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. Yum!
Since pumpkin pie flavors come from pumpkin puree and a warm blend of spices, it’s fairly easy to give standard recipes the pumpkin pie makeover. I’ve seen pumpkin pie cheesecake, brownies, and many more remixes of this beloved dessert. I thought I’d try to incorporate those flavors into a breakfast that’s already great for chilly fall mornings — oatmeal!
Let me tell you guys, this combination of oatmeal and pumpkin spice is absolutely perfect. Plus, it is so easy to put together, even on a busy morning when the kids are rushing to school. You simply mix the ingredients together and bake them for 30-40 minutes, leaving you time to get other things done around the house.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Ingredients
I don’t know about you, but pumpkin puree is a staple pantry ingredient for me during the fall. You likely have most of these ingredients in your kitchen already! Here is what you will need:
- Rolled oats
- Pumpkin puree — I used Libby’s, but you can use any brand you can find at your local store.
- Pumpkin pie spices — Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and ground cloves
- Baking powder
- Brown sugar
- Milk — Feel free to use any fat content of even non dairy milk for this recipe!
- An egg
- Vanilla extract
Tips for Making Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- I baked my pumpkin spice oatmeal for about 35 minutes and it came out perfectly. You want the oatmeal to be set — not too runny, and not too dried out. It can take anywhere from 30-40 minutes to reach the best consistency, so be sure to keep an eye on yours.
- Be sure to pick up pumpkin puree at the store, not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling has added spices and sugar, which would overwhelm the flavors in this recipe and make it too sweet. You might find pumpkin puree labeled as “100% pumpkin”, too.
- I like to top my pumpkin pie oatmeal with chopped pecans, a splash of milk, and a drizzle of maple syrup. You can add whatever toppings you like or just have it as is! A sprinkle of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, or a dollop of whipped cream would taste amazing.
How to make pumpkin oatmeal
With just a few simple steps, you’ll be on your way to a warm and comforting breakfast that the whole family will love!
- Whisk together all of your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (oats, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and baking powder).
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together your wet ingredients (pumpkin, milk, brown sugar, egg and vanilla).
- Add the wet ingredients into your dry and mix until everything is nice and combined.
- Pour the mixture into your greased 9 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake the pumpkin oatmeal at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until it is set.
Can you substitute steel-cut oats for rolled oats?
I would highly recommend using rolled oats in this recipe. Steel-cut oats have a firmer, chewier texture than rolled oats, which are milder and softer. They also generally need more time to cook. I haven’t tested this recipe with steel-cut oats, so they might take longer in the oven than rolled oats.
How long does this baked oatmeal keep?
You could keep this pumpkin pie oatmeal for 2-3 days in the fridge. Divide it into portions or simply store the whole pan in the refrigerator, whatever works for you. To reheat, place individual portions in the microwave or return the pan to a preheated oven until heated through. It may have a firmer texture after sitting in the fridge, so you may need to add more milk to achieve your desired consistency.
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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oats, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and baking powder.
- In a small bowl, whisk together pumpkin, milk, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix together until fully combined.
- Pour in a greased 9 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until oatmeal is set.