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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Berries

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pumpkin pie oatmeal

Oatmeal is a total staple in my diet. It’s one of those tried-and-true comfort breakfasts that goes all the way back to my childhood. My typical breakfast is always oatmeal with some sort of mix-ins: apples/pears, nut butters or nuts, banana, berries, ground flaxseed, yogurt, the list is endless! But when I want to switch things up, I love making this pumpkin pie oatmeal.

Whether it’s pumpkin season or not, you can pretty much have this year round thanks to organic, canned, pureed pumpkin that’s available at any local grocery store! Just be careful not to buy “pumpkin pie filling” – which is packed full of sugar and other preservatives that you don’t want to be starting your morning off with.

Not only does this dish come together in less than 10 minutes, but it’s super healthy and super easy! It will keep you full all the way until lunch thanks to the fiber from the oats, pumpkin and berries and added protein from the nuts and milk.

It’s also kid-friendly too. Both of my kids like adding banana into their oatmeal, and I like mine a little less sweet so I tend to just add berries. And thanks to the warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, this will literally taste like dessert for breakfast!

The Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lowfat milk or organic unsweetened vanilla soy milk
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (make sure there is no sugar added)
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (more to taste)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp crushed walnuts
  • 1/4 of a banana, mashed (optional)

The Directions:

Step 1: Make the rolled oats according to the package: you can either make them in the microwave or on the stove. For the microwave, I combined the water + oats and microwaved on high for 2 minutes (more if the oats need to get fluffier before serving)

Step 2: Add the rest of the ingredients: milk/soy milk through walnuts (or banana if using) and stir to combine! 

And there you have it! The perfect, dessert-for-breakfast, pumpkin pie oatmeal that’s only 300 calories, is super satisfying, is kid-friendly and adult-approved!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

With hints of fall flavors like nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, this bowl of oatmeal tastes just like pumpkin pie!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free pumpkin pie oatmeal, healthy oatmeal recipe, pumpkin pie oatmeal
Servings: 1
Calories: 300kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lowfat milk or organic unsweetened vanilla soy milk
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (make sure there is no sugar added)
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (more to taste)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp crushed walnuts
  • 1/4 of a banana, mashed (optional)

Instructions

  • Make the rolled oats according to the package: you can either make them in the microwave or on the stove. For the microwave, I combined the water + oats and microwaved on high for 2 minutes (more if the oats need to get fluffier before serving)
  • Add the rest of the ingredients: milk/soy milk through walnuts (or banana if using) and stir to combine! 

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.6g | Protein: 11.4g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 346.4mg | Potassium: 530.7mg | Fiber: 6.8g | Sugar: 15.1g
This pumpkin pie oatmeal is only 300 calories and full of fiber and protein, but tastes just like dessert! Super easy, delicious and nutritious!
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9 responses to “Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Berries”

  1. Every time I see a post for pumpkin oatmeal I must comment because I am a believer! The first time I tried it I used too much oatmeal. Now I practice the quickie way–homemade pumpkin pie spice, some dollops of pumpkin, maple syrup and maye some toasted walnuts. Looks like we have similar tastes! Try adding some roasted cardamom. And my empathy for IBS. My husband was diagnosed with it. He’s found piles of bitter greens and spices help along with managing his stress. He does pilates. Basically, it’s all stuff that maintains you being in optimal health. Easier said than done though. Good luck! P.S. Pumpkin and similar squashes are very easy on the stomach.

    • I love the idea of adding maple syrup and cardamom!! Great suggestion – I’ll definitely try it next time 🙂 So sorry to hear that your husband has IBS as well – I can definitely empathize! Totally agree about squashes – they are very easy to digest and are super healthy (fiber, antioxidants, etc). Thanks so much for your comment!

    • Yess!! I can’t wait to hear how you liked this recipe Gretchen – so awesome that you already had all the ingredients on hand!

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