Pumpkin Oatmeal is the perfect simple and delicious Fall make ahead breakfast recipe!
Yay for Pumpkin Oatmeal! I know, it’s early in the year for pumpkin recipes, but since the kids are back in school, I feel like Fall food is fair game. (Say that 5 times fast!).
I mean, it shows up at Christmas dinner, so it’s not exactly like white after Labor Day. (Which I still call shenanigans on, anyway). I bet you’d also love our pumpkin waffles and french toast sticks!
Pumpkin Oatmeal Ingredients
Pure pumpkin puree – Make sure you’re getting canned pure pumpkin and not canned pumpkin pie filling. It’s usually with the canned vegetable but some markets carry it near the baking supplies.
Sweetened condensed milk – This is not interchangeable with evaporated milk. Make sure the can says sweetened condensed.
Pumpkin pie spice – Grab it in the spices aisle at the grocery store or make your own with our pumpkin pie spice recipe!
Eggs – These work as a binder and also add richness to the oatmeal.
Quick cooking oats – Be sure to get quick cooking and not traditional oats!
How Do You Make Pumpkin Oatmeal?
First, beat pumpkin, milk, spice, and eggs with an electric mixer until everything is thoroughly incorporated.
Then, stir in oatmeal, and pour into a small greased casserole dish.
Finally, bake for about an hour.
Can you make pumpkin oatmeal ahead of time?
You can make pumpkin oatmeal ahead of time as an easy to reheat breakfast throughout the week. Just store it covered in the refrigerator and microwave servings as needed.
If you are making this for a brunch or crowd, I suggest baking it immediately before serving. Thankfully it’s a super simple recipe!
How long does pumpkin oatmeal last?
Leftover pumpkin oatmeal will last in the refrigerator for about 5 days. I like to make a batch on Sunday night and let the whole family enjoy it for breakfast over the course of the week.
Is pumpkin oatmeal healthy?
This will depend on the diet you follow, but our pumpkin oatmeal is full of grains and fiber from the oats, as well as vitamins, minerals, and fiber from the pumpkin. It is also entirely gluten free.
It is not keto or paleo friendly as it contains sugar and carbohydrates. It is not low fat, as we use sweetened condensed milk.
Pumpkin Oatmeal for a Lot of People
For Christmas, we visit my parents every year and there are at least 20 folks and often more for breakfast. I usually put out a giant dish of scrambled eggs, bacon, and bagels.
But this year we’re numbering more like 30 so I was trying to think of something easy we could shove in the oven and ignore for a while.
The savory stuff is covered, and I was thinking about maybe a baked oatmeal. And then I realized we’re coming to the end of the season where it’s acceptable to serve pumpkin at all meals, so duh. Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal!
My son 8 year old says it’s like he’s getting to eat pumpkin pie for breakfast, but I’m excited he’s actually eating a squash! Mmmmm
Pumpkin any time of year?
If we’re being totally honest, I’m a year round pumpkin indulger, I just try not to be too ‘in your face’ with it all the time.
But if you could see my pantry you’d know that pumpkin soup is just as likely to show up on our menu in July as it is in October. Because, PUMPKINNNNNN.
More Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin Curry Soup – rich and filling, this pumpkin curry soup only takes about ten minutes to make from start to finish, but is delicious enough to serve to the queen! If you know a queen, that is.
Two Minute Pumpkin Pudding – it might actually take less than two minutes to make this delicious pumpkin pudding treat.
Pumpkin Chili – add some fiber and fall flavor to your chili with this yummy pumpkin chili recipe!
Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie Bites – gingersnap pumpkin pie bites are one of the most popular recipes on this site – you’ll definitely want to make a double batch!
Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup – add this pumpkin spice simple syrup to your coffee or ice cream. And thank me later!
Easy Pumpkin Soup this pumpkin curry soup is one of the first pumpkin recipes I developed and it’s still one of my absolute favorites.
Pumpkin Spice Frozen Coffee Drink – remember how we talked about that simple syrup? Well, this is next level stuff!
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Tools we love
- Electric mixer – I love love love love love (x’s 100) my stand mixer. Really and truly. But my daily work horse is this handheld electric mixer. It even comes in allll the colors. Which, yay!
- Classic Kitchenaid stand mixer – Save the best for last? Or at least the most grand. I don’t know why, but a kitchen just doesn’t feel like a kitchen without one of these bad boys tucked away on the counter. My favorite things to make in ours are ginger cookies, no churn ice cream, and shredded chicken. Yup, seriously.
How to make Pumpkin Oatmeal
- 1 can pure pumpkin puree 15 ounces
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounces
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice here's how to make mine!
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
- Beat pumpkin, milk, spice, and eggs with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes until everything is thoroughly incorporated.
- Stir in oatmeal, then pour into a small greased casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
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