Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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Don’t get your hopes up, it’s more oatmeal then pie. And since we are in full fledge fall I just had to do something my canned pumpkin. Just HAD to! ;~P

I’m getting more into oatmeal but not the pre-packages flavors. I really want to find ways to make it fun and tasty at home without using a pre-flavored package with all the junk in it. Not that I’m totally against the junk, sometimes that junk makes things tastes good! :~) But I’m making an effort to overall reduce it in our diets and to replace it with homemade goodness where I KNOW what all the ingredients are, kind of like I did for Creamy Berry Oatmeal.

Now, I happen to use a packet of original plain instant oatmeal for this but you can adjust and use the quick cooking stuff found in the big containers. That’s cheaper anyway, I just happen to have a packet lying around.

Now yesterday, the toddler tried it, said he liked I but didn’t want his own. Today I couldn’t get him to go near it. He’s hit or miss with oatmeal, it’s strange. He’s more of a pancake guy. :~)Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

  • 1 packet of plain instant or quick oats oatmeal (just about an ounce or 28g)
  • 2-4 ounces (1/4 – 1/2 cup) of boiling water depending on how thick you like it (I used 3 ounces for the batch in the photo)
  • 1 tsp (15g) brown or raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60g) of plain canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Add boiling water to oatmeal and let it sit while you pull out all the other ingredients, about 2 minutes). If you like it thick like I do, the water should just cover the oats.

Add the pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir together! If it’s to thick, add a splash of the boiling water. This will bring the temperature back up too.

Eat!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
147 2g 5g old: 2 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 0g 29g 5g
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  1. Rebecca

    Roni, Roni, Roni- This looks really good but when am I going to get you to try Steele cut oats? I know that they take a long time to cook but if you brown them up a bit and then let them soak overnight they really don’t take that long in the a.m. For my pumpkin oatmeal I make the old pumpkin fluff recipe that circulates around the ww boards for a snack or dessert and then stir a portion into my oats in the morning.
    Also curious- have you ever recalculated your NI on your bulgur stew? After I divided mine up I got 9 bowls which brought my NI to around 150 per bowl.
    Thanks Rebecca

  2. roni

    I have bought some! LOL Just haven’t taken the leap yet! :~) I barely have time to make the toddler’s lunch at night let alone remember to soak my oatmeal for breakfast. Not that I’m making excuses! :~P

    AS for the NI, haven’t had time yet. I’ll have to double check my nutritiondata.com entry, I must have entered something in too high. Thanks for reminding me, it’s on the “to do”!

  3. Kim

    I love this. I had a version of pumpkin oatmeal this morning too! I eat oatmeal every morning with a banana mashed into it, but I just started adding a bit organic pumpkin. I love how thick the pumpkin makes it, it really fills me up :)

  4. Jennie

    I’ve done steel cut oats in the crock pot over night a lot of recipes online recommend putting dried fruit in. Kinda nice to wake up and breakfast is ready to put into a bowl :) I will do this again when it gets cold (in southern california it takes a while).

  5. Rachel

    this looks great, i too have canned pumpkin i’m ready to use! i’ve tried the steel cut oatmeal in the crockpot and it is very tasy. Trader Joe’s also has frozen pre-cooked steel cut oatmeal, so all you have to do is heat for a couple of minutes and done… i’m eating some as i type, delish!

  6. eurydice

    Hi Roni,

    I make pumpkin oatmeal all the time but instead of using water I use brewed tea – pumpkin spice flavour. I do this with all kinds of tea flavours and it’s a great way to add taste without weird chemicals or extra calories.

    Right now I use Tim Horton’s pumpkin spice tea, but I found other kinds online: link to bigelowtea.com

    Yummy! :)

  7. Sandy

    Can someone post the pumpkin fluff recipe. I’m not a Weight Watchers member. I am looking for something that would be like the filling of pumpkin pie without the crust. Can you just make up the pumpkin pie filling and bake it in custard cups?

  8. Michele Dochat

    Hey there…the steel cut oats in the crockpot overnight sounds interesting…can anyone elaborate or point me to a website that tells me how???

    Love the idea of pumpkin in my oatmeal….HAVE to try it!!!

    Michele

  9. karen

    Sence we are on a “pumpkin” kick!
    I made these yeasterday and they are so moist and good.
    don’t know the Weight Watchers points.
    Maybe Roni you can help out??

    Or take it and teak it for us??
    karen

    YELLOW CAKE MIX
    2 TEASPOON PUMPKIN PIE SPICE ( I USE a little CINNAMON)
    1 15 OZ. CANNED PUMPKIN ( 2 CUPS)
    1/4 CUP MELTED BUTTER
    CAN ADD RAISINS
    Droo by teaspoon on sprayed cookie sheet
    bake 375
    12 ~~12 min.

  10. Debby

    Roni,

    Haven’t looked at your sites in a while, and then saw this! I love pumpkin and oatmeal and can’t wait to try this at home. The apple pie oatmeal as well, for my hubby who loves apple pie (though he doesn’t usually eat oatmeal).

    Hope all is well,

    -Debby C

  11. karen

    the Pumpkin cookies are very moist and cake like but every one loves them!!!!
    Hubby, grandkids…… I cook for hunters in NM and they really like them too.
    But my grand kids are teenagers except we have a 3 yr old and he is with me 1-1/2 days a week..Yea.!!!!!
    Happy cooking

  12. kyree90

    I made oatmeal something like this this morning, with a packet of instant, 1/2 cup of pumpkin, 1/4 cup milk and some cinnamon. It was delicious. Thanks for the idea!

  13. Karoline

    Sandy, I have always used Sugar Free instant Butterscotch pudding in the Pumpkin Fluff recipe. It is a big hit at family gatherings. k

  14. April

    To make easy steel cut oats, boil 4 cup water in a medium sauce pan. Add 1 cups oats. Turn off burner and cover pan with tight fitting lid. Leave on stove over night, and in the morning, you have perfect oatmeal.

    If you add raisins or some other dried fruit, it sweet enough that you don’t need to add any sweetener. I often add cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and cardamom. I love spice in my oatmeal! :)

  15. Yummy

    Here’s how I make steel cut oats:

    2 cups H20
    2 cups milk (I’ve heard people do this with fruit juice tho)

    Both in a saucepan. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, vanilla (1 tsp or so).

    Heat to just boiling

    Add 2 cups oats, raisins (I just eyeball until I think enough is in there), dried cranberries, sultanas, nuts.

    Reduce heat and cook it for, I don’t know, until it looks “right” to me (pretty much when most of the liquid is absorbed)

    Turn off the heat. Put the lid on. Let it sit overnight.

    We, DH & I find it makes enough for 4 or 5 days.

    We heat it and sweeten it before we eat in the morning. It’s kind of like having dessert for breakfast.

  16. LC

    Another delicious oatmeal recipe, thank you! I accidentally put in 1 tsp of cinnamon; the cinnamon taste was a bit strong, but I’ll remember for next time. Now I can alternate this with the banana chocolate chip oatmeal!

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