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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pumpkin pie oatmeal is like eating pumpkin pie for breakfast…

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Who wouldn’t want to eat pumpkin pie for breakfast?

Pumpkin Creme Brulee Oatmeal

(Pumpkin oatmeal shown about, with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon fairy dust.)

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

(Serves 1)

  • 1/2 c. milk of choice (such as almond milk)
  • 1/2 c. water or more milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1/4 c. canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • sweetener as desired (For a true “creme brulee” feel, you can use the Melted Banana Trick… or, I have a friend who likes to put brown sugar on top and then bake the already-cooked oatmeal under the “broil” setting, so it gets all caramelized.)
  • raisins and walnuts as desired
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • cinnamon! Mix some in, and sprinkle more on top

Combine all ingredients on the stovetop and bring to a boil. Stir over medium heat until desired thickness is reached. Alternatively, you can make this in the microwave..

After breakfast, the celebration of the pumpkins continued. A few friends and I have a tradition of going down to a local farm once a year to act goofy pick out pumpkins. But sadly, all the friends with whom I have this tradition moved away. Grad school and jobs, ya know. Well, that wasn’t going to stop me; somehow I convinced my parents to stand in for the m.i.a. friends.

pumpkin picking

Of all the kids at the farm, my dad had the most fun. Seriously, he’s five inside.

I picked out a baby pumpkin… pumpkin-picking is fun and all, but let’s be honest: If you want a big kahuna, the pumpkins at the grocery store are much cheaper!

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Published on October 20, 2010

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  1. lizlivingvegan says

    I’ve been seeing pumpkin EVERYWHERE!! 🙂 And I’m not complaining! I’m just glad I’m able to find canned pumpkin in the grocery store again. That lack-of-pumpkin thing was terrible!

  2. Beth says

    I loooove pumpkin! I just had pumpkin oats for breakfast today with granola and banana on top, and I love adding it to smoothies, and also recently I cut down pasta sauce with it for a veggie meatball sub and it was awesome!

  3. abby says

    oh my gosh, katie, i want your legs!
    😕 😕

    sorry sorry, i know that sounds weird! haha you already know i’m weird, though. and i have such short legs. but that can be a good thing, since i’m shorter than all the boys LOL.
    what else do i want? your breakfast, of course. you know how much i adore pumpkin, especially in your amazeeee brownie recipe. happy wednesday katie!

  4. Steph - VegFortWorth says

    I love pumpkin so much! I made pumpkin hummus this weekend, and I think I’ll be making pumpkin brownies soon!

    You’re right though–pumpkin is available year-round but everyone gets obsessed with it in the fall. I wonder why?

  5. Gloria says

    I love pumpkin so much I made cinnamon-raisin pumpkin french toast this morning! (The PPK recipe using GF cinnamon-raisin millet bread) Holy moly, it was good. I managed to time bread soaking times with my workout/showering AND made it to work on time 🙂

  6. Damjana says

    I’ve never tried pumpkin in oatmeal. In fact I only ate a pumpkin dish 2x in life – it was both times this year in a soup. I can say the soup was great. Here you can’t find canned pumkin for example, at least as far as I checked the stores.
    Cute pumpkins at the field!

    • Anna says

      They don’t sell canned pumpkin in Austria either … it’s tedious to peel and scrape the seeds and slice and steam and purée pumpkin before it can be used in anything, I wish it was more popular in continental Europe ):

      • Rachel says

        It’s super tasty if you scrape the seeds, leave the skin on and roast it in the oven (cut side down with a little water in the pan). The flesh just scrapes out of the skin, its a bit sweeter and soooo easy! Pop it in a blender or processor and then use as is, drain a bit for a thicker consistency or freeze for year round use 🙂

    • Caitlin says

      You can actually find it year round at Whole Foods. It’s more expensive than Libby’s, but I guarantee it’s there. At least in my WF anyway ;).

      • Valerie says

        With the exception of last year, I have always been able to find Libby’s in my regular grocery store in the baking aisle, year round. I guess I’m just lucky! 🙂

  7. Caitlin says

    Haha does anyone not like pumpkin? Yes! My sister and brother HATE it. That’s ok, more for me :).
    Your dad is too funny!

  8. Lori says

    I LOVE pumpkin too, but for some reason don’t crave it in until fall either. Good thing, it just hit the store shelves about 2 weeks ago here. And I love adding pumpkin to my oatmeal – had it today in fact, and yesterday and the day before… 🙂

  9. Inspired says

    Woah, raw doughnut holes AND they’re pumpkin? LOL Katie, for once YOU aren’t the one with the best idea… a reader took that award from you this time! 😉
    (You do know I’m joking, right? 😉 Well, 1/2 joking. I DO think her idea is pretty awesome!)

  10. Leslie says

    I’ve never gotten into the pumpkin thing. It just tastes strange to me. I do like sweet potatoes, though. Go figure!

  11. Albizia says

    I love the picture with all the pumpkins. It looks like a picture from a magazine! This place is beautiful! And so are you but you already know this 🙂 .

    I haven’t eaten pumpkin for years. Really, years. I don’t know why because I crave something every now and then. I crave this:
    Very thin pastry sheets that get crunchy after baking, pumpkin, walnuts, raisins, cinnamon… Pumpkin heaven! I think I know what I want for Christmas this year 🙂 .

  12. Anna says

    I’ve had kabocha purée yesterday and right now there’s a spaghetti squash bakin’ in the oven – I’m not sure if that’s considered as pumpkin, but in German the word “Kürbis” encompasses all kinds of pumpkins and squash, so when it says that at the grocery store it’s pumpkin for me (;

    and lol, you are wearing SHORTS and a short-sleeved shirt, that’s too funny, people here are already sporting their winter gear …

  13. Kelsey @ Clean Teen Kelsey says

    I’m in love with pumpkin, seriously. Pumpkin protein shakes are probably my most favorite things everrrr. Pumpkin oats too, and pumpkin bread, and anything else with pumpkin. You know what else is REALLY good with pumpkin?

    Chocolate. 🙂

  14. Jen says

    I definitely had heated canned pumpkin for breakfast. Sprinkled with cinnamon and a tsp. of coconut butter, it is absolute deliciousness.

  15. Alexandra says

    Katieeeee! Thank you so much for the shout out! It made my day. I hope you do try them. I can’t stop eating them. 🙂

  16. thedelicateplace says

    omg i love pumpkin…i’ve been eating a ton of it for the last month. they do sell it year round but not libby’s! i can get a 290z can of libs for the same price as a tiny can of the organic farmer’s brand.

  17. lauravirginia says

    I had pumpkin in my oats this morning! It was pretty good, but your creme brulee oats looks way better! Also, I am going to HAVE to make those pumpkin doughnut holes when I get home from class today… yum yum! 🙂

  18. Jennifer - jcd says

    Wait a minute; shorts, sandals, and a tank top whilst picking pumpkins? Nice!

    Mmmm…. pumpkin!! We certainly love them. Pumpkin pasta, pumpkin oatmeal (thanks for the idea last year!), pumpkin ice cream (vegan, of course), roasted pumpkin, pumpkin pie, even roasted pumpkin seeds, it’s all sooo yummy! But, what to do with the pumpkin sitting on my counter at home… eat it of course. And the two in the garage shall become Mickey and Minnie Mouse this weekend.

    I think all dads are five year olds inside; mine is too. Always fun. I’m a daddy’s girl, and I’m probably seven or eight years old at heart…

    Off to research those doughnut holes… and make something pumpkin for supper tonight.

  19. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    How much do I love pumpkin…enough to be glowing orange right about now. 🙂
    P.S. I heart your breakfast from this morning as well. Have a wonderful day Katie!

    • Kelly Wang says

      I’ve actually been eating too much pumpkin/carrots/tomatoes/bell peppers that I’m turning yellowish and I had to see the doctor.
      But it didn’t work out really, I mean, I can’t live without veggies!!

  20. A Sparkle A Day says

    Because of blogger-ville I finally broke down and added pumpkin puree to my oats. Just last week.


    It sometimes takes me a while to try things outside of my comfort zone but it’s been rare that the blogging community has let me down.

    I have almost finished that huge can of Libbys (and I do buy it year round for muffins) I’ve added it to my eggs, to my oats, to my squash. I’ve been trying to cut out sugars (with squash, I know the irony) and that bit o pumpkin makes me feel like I am getting a lot of bang for my buck.

    your dad looks like a lot of fun!
    and your 3 ingredient peanut butter balls were so easy and delish (even if I added different and other ing)
    Happy Wednesday

  21. Bianca- Vegan Crunk says

    I love, love, love pumpkin. But I try to only eat it in the fall and winter, even though its available year-round. Eating certain foods seasonally makes me appreciate them so much more — like tomatoes, summer squash, fresh berries, and fresh cucumbers in the summer and spring and pumpkins, apples, and winter squash in the fall and winter. Your oats look fantastical!

  22. Amy says

    I love pumpkin and I must have more because I have really not had any yet this fall.

    Sadly, I will have to wait until I go home for Thanksgiving break.

    Now I am even more anxious to go home so I can try your Pumpkin Creme Brulee Oats! Yum!

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