Pumpkin Oatmeal

It is no secret that I love breakfast! I don’t know how some people can skip breakfast completely! I could eat breakfast for dinner and be satisfied. One of my favorite breakfast meals is oatmeal. I eat oatmeal every weekday morning, it is fast, easy, and very healthy. Blueberry oatmeal and banana oatmeal are my favorite, but since fall has arrived I have been looking for a more seasonal flavor. I tried this oatmeal for the first time this past weekend and fell in love. Hearty oatmeal spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and pureed pumpkin, topped with walnuts, cranberries and a sprinkling of brown sugar. This pumpkin oatmeal is the perfect way to start your day!

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Hearty oatmeal spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and pureed pumpkin, topped with walnuts, cranberries and a sprinkling of brown sugar.

Yield: 2 servings


2 cups milk
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter


In a medium sauce pan, bring milk and salt to a boil. Stir in the oats reduce heat to low and cook for 3 minutes. Add the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, and pumpkin, cook 2 to 3 minutes or until desired consistency.
Divide oatmeal into two bowls. Top each bowl of oatmeal with 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, 1 tablespoon walnuts, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1/2 tablespoon butter.

Source: adapted from Dishing Up Delights

13 Responses to “Pumpkin Oatmeal”

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    The Food Hound — October 18, 2010 @ 7:56 am

    I have read about pumpkin oatmeal a lot lately, but have resisted trying it b/c I only like oatmeal if it’s REALLY sweet, and I know canned pumpkin needs to be very “doctored” to have the sweetness of pumpkin pie. But if you say it’s good, I might have to try. Something that helps is making the oatmeal with vanilla soy or almond milk– much sweeter, and adds a nice vanilla flavor!

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    Susi — October 18, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

    This is a great way to start the day! I’m usually not a cooked oatmeal fan but this looks so delicious it makes me want to give it another try! :o)

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    Amy — October 18, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

    I eat oatmeal every morning, but it never looks this good! I might have to try these add ins! Great idea!

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    Green Girl — October 18, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

    I rarely have oatmeal for breakfast but looking at your picture made me re-think and maybe try it more often

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    sweetie — October 24, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    many thanks, sweetpea! this was delicious. i hope you don’t mind i’ve posted the recipe w. credit to your blog here: http://spilledmylk.tumblr.com/post/11692169946/pumpkin-oatmeal-recipe

    • Christina replied: — November 1st, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

      So glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe! This is one of my favorites during the fall! 🙂

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    Jayne — October 9, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    Yummmm!! So delicious, quick, and easy!! Thanks!

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    Mary Page — April 7, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    This was good! I’m just finishing up with a yummy bowlful. I used half water and half almond milk and it was fine. I’m an avid oatmeal fan, so this was a nice change. I topped mine with a small swirl of Blackstrap molasses and a sprinkle of walnuts. Thank you!

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