Mornings aren’t for everyone, especially yours truly (ahem), but this spicy, warm Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is worth getting up for!
Pumpkin Oatmeal pairs hearty oats with creamy pumpkin pie flavors and turns an ordinary bowl of oatmeal into a fall festival for your mouth!
Super-easy and quick Pumpkin Oatmeal is so delightfully warm and cozy that you’ll look forward to this breakfast every morning!
This microwave oatmeal recipe makes a great breakfast on weekday mornings and is the best way to sneak in a variation of one of my favorite desserts into the a.m. hours without feeling any kind of guilt.
Just two minutes in the microwave and you have a warm, nourishing autumn treat for breakfast that your taste buds will absolutely adore!
Why You’ll Love Pumpkin Oatmeal
- Quick and easy: In the morning, that’s the only way to do breakfast!
- Seasonal flavors: Pumpkin pie is perfect for autumn, but feel free to fix it any day of the year.
- Customizable: Add all sorts of yummy toppings to suit your preferences.
How To Make Pumpkin Oatmeal
When you love to sleep in as much as I do, there’s very little time to lay out a gourmet breakfast. That’s why I appreciate fast and easy recipes that are also hearty and good for the soul. Pumpkin Oatmeal will soon become one of your favorites!
Here’s a quick step by step:
- Whisk together all of the ingredients (except the optional toppings).
- Heat for two minutes.
- Let stand for a minute and serve hot.
- Top with walnuts, butterscotch, and/or white chocolate chips, and whipped topping for an extra-tasty treat!
- Minute oats (quick-cooking oats)
- Almond milk
- Canned pumpkin
- Light brown sugar
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Optional toppings:
- Butterscotch chips
- White chocolate chips
- Chopped walnuts
- Whipped topping
Microwave Oatmeal Basic Recipe
One of my favorite things about oatmeal is how easy it is to make. You can make it on the stove, in the oven, or even in the microwave!
Making this Pumpkin Oatmeal in the microwave means you can have a healthy and tasty breakfast in just a couple of minutes. So busy mornings don’t mean you can’t have a nice filling meal to start the day.
If you want to make a more traditional oatmeal recipe, or other flavors, just remember the 1:2 ratio for cooking oats. For example, 1/2 cup of oats + 1 cup of liquid (water or milk), heat in the microwave for a couple of minutes, and you’re good to go!
Can I Make This Oatmeal in the Oven Instead?
If you’re in a hurry, making this in the microwave is ideal. But if you have a little more time, you can certainly make Pumpkin Oatmeal in the oven instead.
Simply follow the directions above (or in the recipe card below), combining all the ingredients (not the toppings) together in a baking dish.
Next, bake at 350°F for about 40 minutes, or until it’s the consistency you like.
Then top with all your yummy toppings, like walnuts and whipped cream.
Can I Use Pumpkin Pie Filling in This Recipe?
Yes, you can, but you’ll need to make a few changes. This recipe calls for solid-pack pure pumpkin, which is made from cooked and pureed pumpkin and nothing else. So we add milk, spices and sweetener to make it taste like pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin pie filling already has those ingredients added, so if you use pie filling instead of pure pumpkin, reduce the almond milk to 1/2 cup, and omit the brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice (and the canned pumpkin, too!).
Use 1 and 1/2 cups of pumpkin pie filling–that accounts for the amount of milk that goes in with the canned pumpkin.
Do You Have More Autumn Breakfast Recipes?
After you top your decadent bowl of Pumpkin Oatmeal with a creamy dollop whipped topping, it really is like dessert in a bowl–and that’s always a good thing! And if you love sweet pumpkin treats, try some of these goodies for breakfast.
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread served warm with a glass of milk
- Pumpkin Muffins for breakfast or a snack
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch for a weekend treat
- Pumpkin Spice Latte to complement any of these recipes!
This is Pumpkin Oatmeal is such a delicious and cozy breakfast recipe for fall. You’ll feel so good about sending your family out the door with a healthy, nourishing bowl of goodness that is so easy to prepare!
Be sure to try our other best pumpkin recipes this fall: