This time of year, it’s okay to crave all the pumpkin spice things, especially when you can work the seasonal favorite into healthy meals and snacks! Pumpkin everything doesn’t have to translate to only sugar and sweet treats. In fact, pumpkin is a great source of fiber and vitamin A and can boost the nutritional value and flavor of healthy foods you already eat – like your morning bowl of oatmeal!
Why You’ll Love This Oatmeal
Your breakfast gets a delicious fall twist with this Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal recipe! Canned pumpkin, warm fall spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and a hint of maple syrup flavor this cozy, creamy oatmeal that you’ll crave all season. Not only is this oatmeal recipe quick and easy, it’s also nutrient-dense. Packed with fiber, vitamin A, and B vitamins, this oatmeal is a great start to your day that will give you steady energy without a ton of added sugar.
– I like to use regular dairy milk for more protein, but you can use your favorite non-dairy milk, too. Soy milk is the highest protein of all non-dairy milk.
– If you don’t have maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar work, too.
– If you have it, you can use pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
– Try adding toppings for more interest and bonus nutrients, such as pecans, walnuts, diced apple, or figs.
This oatmeal is freezer-friendly, so make a big batch if you’d like! I like to portion cooked oatmeal into silicone muffin cups or soup cubes to freeze. Once frozen pop them out of the silicone and store in a freezer bag. Microwave individual portions straight from the freezer for 2-3 minutes.
Easy Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
1 cup milk of choice
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canned 100% pumpkin puree
1 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp salt
1. In a saucepan, whisk the milk, water, pumpkin, and oats.
2. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer, stirring, until oats have absorbed the liquid, 3-5 minutes.
3. While oats are cooking, stir in the maple syrup, spices, and salt.
4. Serve oatmeal with milk or other toppings, such as pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, or dried or fresh fruit.