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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Easy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Berries

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This Easy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is a delicious and healthy breakfast that can be made on the stove top or in the microwave. Ready in under 20 minutes, kid-friendly, easily made vegan or gluten-free — the perfect start to a fall day!

A bowl of 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 easy 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! Although, I have to admit, it’s very comforting to have this on colder fall mornings. 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.

A bowl of pumpkin pie oatmeal with berries and pumpkin puree

Not only does this dish come together in less than 20 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!

A spoon of pumpkin pie oatmeal being held towards camera
Ingredients for pumpkin pie oatmeal

How to make Easy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Berries

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)

Cooked oatmeal

Step 2: Add your blueberries, pumpkin pie filling, spices and walnuts. Stir to combine.

Berries and pumpkin added to the oatmeal

Step 3: Add the milk and stir to combine. For thinner oats, add more milk!

milk being poured into the bowl

Step 4: Drizzle the honey on top. I like to actually eat mine without the honey stirred in, to get more of that delicious honey flavor in each bite.

Honey drizzled over the oatmeal

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 served in a white bowl

Can you make pumpkin pie oatmeal vegan?

Yes! This oatmeal breakfast recipe is easily made vegan with a few adjustments:

  • Use a plant based milk, like unsweetened soy or almond (just make sure there is no carrageenan added to it)
  • Use a vegan sweetener such as maple syrup, agave nectar or brown rice syrup instead of honey

Is oatmeal gluten free?

Yes, oats are a gluten free grain. The issue comes in the packaging/processing and the risk of cross-contamination. Most oats are packaged/processed in facilities that work with grains that do contain gluten (wheat, barley, etc.). If you’re celiac or very sensitive to gluten, I recommend buying certified gluten-free rolled oats – which are guaranteed to be 100% gluten free and processed in its own facility.

Is oatmeal healthy?

Oats are incredibly rich and nutrient dense, they make an ideal breakfast and give you energy for the day ahead. They are rich in antioxidants and fiber and can help lower cholesterol and control blood sugars. Oatmeal is also extremely filling, so it’s perfect for helping to maintain a healthy weight and fending off mid-morning munchies!

Top shot of pumpkin pie oatmeal in a bowl

Top tips for making Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

  • If cooking on the stovetop, use a pot that’s one size up from what you’d typically use. Oats cook better in a thin layer on the stovetop, so the more room they have the better (within reason – you don’t want to use a giant stockpot for these oats!)
  • Don’t stir too much (if making on the stove!) – vigorous stirring of the oats will break them down and will turn them into a gummy texture.
  • If you need to reheat these oats (after storing it in the fridge), just add a couple tsp more milk or water (more if needed) and warm in the microwave on low heat until the oatmeal is warm and creamy.
  • Rolled oats work great in this recipe, but you can use steel cut oats for a more toothsome bite!
  • To make this recipe vegan, use an unsweetened, plant-based milk.
  • Make sure you choose plain pumpkin puree with no added sugar!

Be sure to try these other healthy and delicious breakfast recipes!

Close up of pumpkin pie oatmeal

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A bowl of pumpkin pie oatmeal
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5 from 5 votes

Easy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Berries

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
Servings: 1
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lowfat milk to make vegan, use unsweetened almond or 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, salt and oats and microwaved on high for 2 minutes (more if the oats need to get fluffier before serving)
  • Add your blueberries, pumpkin, spices, banana, and walnuts. Stir to combine.
  • Add the milk and stir to combine. For thinner oats, add more milk!
  • Drizzle the honey on top. I like to actually eat mine without the honey stirred in, to get more of that delicious honey flavor in each bite.

Notes

Top tips for making Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
  • If cooking on the stovetop, use a pot that’s one size up from what you’d typically use. Oats cook better in a thin layer on the stovetop, so the more room they have the better (within reason – you don’t want to use a giant stockpot for these oats!)
  • Don’t stir too much (if making on the stove!) – vigorous stirring of the oats will break them down and will turn them into a gummy texture.
  • If you need to reheat these oats (after storing it in the fridge), just add a couple tsp more milk or water (more if needed) and warm in the microwave on low heat until the oatmeal is warm and creamy.
  • Rolled oats work great in this recipe, but you can use steel cut oats for a more toothsome bite!
  • To make this recipe vegan, use an unsweetened, plant-based milk.
  • Make sure you choose plain pumpkin puree with no added sugar!

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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33 responses to “Easy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Berries”

    • Thanks!! You can just substitute either unsweetened almond or coconut milk for the regular milk and it should work out great! Just make sure whatever milk substitute you use has no sugar added and is carrageenan free!

    • Great question! I’d recommend making it, and then just pureeing it all together so that it’s got a smooth consistency. And if your baby hasn’t been exposed to walnuts yet, you might just want to remove the walnuts so that it’s allergen friendly too.

  1. This recipe was delicious! I made it yesterday, and making it again today. It comes together so quickly (made it in the microwave). I love the addition of berries. Thank you for sharing!5 stars

    • Totally!! I love how you can change up the mix-ins for oatmeal and it feels like a completely different dish every time 🙂 I hope you love this recipe if you try it!

  2. I love oats, too. There is so much you can do with it. In fact, there is so much it can do with you, too, health-wise 🙂 Definitely a great pumpkin pie oatmeal berries recipe to have – thank you!5 stars

    • This recipe is super fast!! Ready in under 20 minutes but really, the majority of that time is just letting it cook in the microwave and letting it sit for a little bit before eating it 🙂 Enjoy!

  3. Hello Anjali, Thanks for sharing this delicious healthy recipe. This recipe is perfect for breakfast as oatmeal is very filling & may help to lose weight. Even oatmeal & berries control blood sugar of the body.5 stars

    • Thanks so much! So glad you liked this recipe – and I completely agree that it’s a great way to start the day because of it’s blood-sugar-stabilizing effects as well as it’s ability to keep hunger at bay until lunchtime!

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

  4. 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!

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