It’s that time of year again. The weather is cooling, the leaves will soon be changing, and all the stores have put out their best pumpkin inspired stuff. So today, I’m sharing with you a pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe I decided to make in order to join in on the festivities of the season. This pumpkin pie oatmeal is creamy, sweet, and delicious. It’s the perfect weekend breakfast to warm up your kids and bring a little pumpkin into their lives!
Let me be real, I didn’t grow up eating pumpkin. The closest we got to pumpkins is seeing them carved out for Halloween sitting on our neighbors porches. My family is a sweet potato type of family, but that’s a conversation and recipe for another day. But this year I made the choice to give pumpkin a try for the first time. Yes! You heard correctly. This was my first experience with eating pumpkin and I must say, it was pretty delicious!
Why pumpkin and oatmeal? Because I had some oats left over that needed to be used and I thought it would be a healthier alternative that pumpkin pie brownies. Maybe I’ll try that next year. But for this year, I want you to check out this recipe and give your family something to look forward to each year. You could make pumpkin pie oatmeal a family tradition, just saying!
How To Make
This is a super simple recipe, 5 key ingredients and not a lot of time ofreffort. So let’s get to it. First add your oats and milk to a medium sized sauce pan (pot). Bring the oats and milk to a boil, stir, and reduce the heat to medium low. Let this simmer for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally until oatmeal is thick and creamy.
While the oats are simmering, to another small sauce pan over medium low heat, add the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir to combine and let simmer for 5 minutes until heated throughout. Once the oatmeal is thick and creamy and the pumpkin puree mix is heated through, it’s time to start assembling the bowls.
To as many bowls as you need, start by spooning in the creamy oatmeal to the bowls. Then to the oatmeal, spoon on the pumpkin puree. Now gently stir the pumpkin into the oatmeal and if you want, top with cinnamon and or pecans for some spice and crunch.
You will really feel like fall is in season with this breakfast. It’s warm, creamy, and smells so good. If you’re a pumpkin fan, you have to try this!
How to Make Your Oatmeal Extra Creamy
For extra creamy oatmeal, once you spoon it into the bowl, add a touch more milk. The milk will make your oatmeal super creamy. You can even try adding butter to your oatmeal for a richer flavor, it’s so good!
Alright girl, that’s it! Yet another recipe that not only allows you more time and space because of the simplicity and few steps, but it also helps you fill that time by making memories with your family. Let me know if you give this pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe a try. And share this with a pumpkin lover today!
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- 2 cups rolled oats, old fashioned
- 4 cups whole milk or milk of choice
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Add oats and milk to a medium sized sauce pan (pot).
Bring oats and milk to a boil, stir, and reduce the heat to medium low.
Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally until oatmeal is thick and creamy.
While the oats are simmering, to another small sauce pan over medium low heat.
Add the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir to combine and let simmer for 5 minutes until heated throughout.
To as many bowls as you need, start by spooning in the oatmeal to the bowls.
Gently stir the pumpkin into the oatmeal and top with cinnamon and or pecans for some spice and crunch (optional).
Did you try this recipe?
Take a picture and post to Instagram using the hashtag #incouragefoods. I would love to see how it turned out!