Quick Pumpkin Oats

Happy fall y'all! Now that mornings are starting to get cooler, I have the perfect excuse to indulge in my daily oatmeal. (Not that hot temperatures or odd looks from coworkers ever stopped me from making oatmeal in the dead of summer.) Since I eat oatmeal on a daily basis, I'm always experimenting with different ingredients to add; and so far, I have yet to get tired of oatmeal and still have so many ideas of how to prepare it and what combinations of ingredients to try.

This quick breakfast is my newest oatmeal creation, which was inspired by the beginning of fall. Now that it is officially autumn, I feel that I can let pumpkin be apart of everything that I cook and bake. I tried to wait until this weekend to let pumpkin take over my diet, but I cheated a little with this recipe (and they were sooo worth it).

This oatmeal is very easy to make and has a simple list of ingredients, all of which you probably already have in your pantry. I was in the mood to make extra thick oats, so I only added 1/2 cup of liquid. If you prefer the normal texture of oatmeal, add 1 cup of liquid. Whether it is thick or thin, this oatmeal is full of pumpkin flavor. And the touch of maple syrup adds depth of flavor and just enough sweetness. If you need a new and quick breakfast that is perfect for fall, then give this Quick Pumpkin Oats recipe a try!

Quick Pumpkin Oats
(1 bowl)

1/2 cup quick oats
1/2-1 cup water or milk (I used 1/2 cup to make really thick oatmeal)
1/3 cup Libby's Pure Pumpkin
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 Tbsp maple syrup, divided
optional: 1 Tbsp chia seeds

Add oats, water or milk, pure pumpkin, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, chia seeds, and 2 teaspoons of maple syrup to a large, microwave safe bowl. Stir ingredients together. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from microwave and stir. Top with 1 teaspoon maple syrup.

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Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 218.4
Total Fat: 3.1 g
Cholesterol: 14.9 mg
Sodium: 5.4 mg
Total Carbs: 44.4 g
Fiber: 4.8 g
Sugars: 13.7 g
Protein: 5.6 g

-Quick and easy to make
-Pumpkin is a great source of Vitamin A
-Simple list of ingredients
-Perfect fall breakfast

-High in carbs

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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  1. You and your oatmeal! This looks delicious! yum

    1. Hehe I know you aren't surprised. These were good though! Lovin' the pumpkin!!

  2. This sounds and looks scrumptious! I'm always looking for new oatmeal recipes too...thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :) I look forward to trying this soon!

    1. Thanks for hosting Mix it up Monday every week! I love discovering new and delicious recipes on your link party.

  3. pumpkin oatmeal sounds delicious for the fall! i love oatmeal, it is so hearty and enriching!


    1. It's my favorite breakfast, hands down. And I love that there are so many ways to prepare it!


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