Oct 15, 2012

Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal




A warm, creamy bowl of pumpkin spiced oatmeal is a great way to start your morning! High in fiber and heart healthy whole grains, this breakfast will fill you up and keep you satisfied until lunch.

I love the convenience of overnight oats in a jar, but today I was craving a warm bowl of oatmeal just like Mom used to make. She made the best oatmeal when I was a kid, it was so creamy (made with whole milk) and she always cooked it with cinnamon sticks.

I tried to replicate the creaminess using a blend of almond milk and water to keep it light and the results were wonderful. Topped it with homemade pumpkin butter, skinny pumpkin granola and a pinch more cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice... heavenly!

If you've made pumpkin granola, it's the perfect topping to add a little crunch. If not, you can top it with a few dried cranberries and chopped pecans or pepitas. Enjoy!


Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 1 bowl • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 216 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 38 g • Fiber: 6 g • Protein: 6.5 g • Sugar: 6.5 g
Sodium: 106 mg


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup uncooked oats (us GF oats of gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • pinch of pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of cinnamon 
 For topping:

Directions:

Cook oatmeal in almond milk and water along with cinnamon (you can add a cinnamon stick too) and pumpkin spice according to package directions.

Pour cooked oatmeal in a bowl and top with homemade pumpkin butter, skinny pumpkin granola, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!

48 comments :

  1. Yum! I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Looks so good! thank you!

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  3. Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast food to play around with so I love this addition of pumpkin!

    Recently I've been into savory versions, adding a tbsp of maple syrup or splenda brown sugar + turkey bacon to my morning steel cut oats. Great post xx

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  4. I made something similar to this over the weekend using your overnight pumpkin oats recipe as a template. It was wonderful (as usual), and I can't wait to try this recipe out! Thanks for all the wonderful healthy ideas!

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  5. Oh wow! This sounds delicious!

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  6. I make a similar version with canned pumpkin, protein powder and a bit of almond butter to keep me fuller longer - but I never ever get sick of pumpkin-flavored oats!

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  7. This look SOOOO delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Now this is my kind of breakfast! Sign me up for a pumpkin spiced bowl of comfort food... Great recipe!

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  9. Hi Gina, great post! I have a really silly question - where do you get pepitas? I was in Giant and looked in produce and couldn't find them... have you found them in regular grocery stores or would I have better luck at a Trader Joe's?
    Oh, and I'm so excited for your cookbook!!
    -Lauren

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    1. I always buy them in Trader Joes!

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    2. Sometimes you can find them where the nuts are. Trader Joe's, though, has a bigger bag and it's reasonably priced :)

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  10. I've become totally addicted to vanilla almond milk. Love the idea of adding it to oatmeal! Thanks Gina

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    1. Me too, I love cow's milk too, but I use them all for different reasons.

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  11. Una ricetta bellissima per una colazione piena di energia e gusto!

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  12. This is my kind of breakfast! I eat oatmeal with almond milk most mornings, and am always looking for ways to spice it up :)

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  13. This recipe looks so delicious and perfect for fall!! I'm loving all this pumpkin spiced stuff! Going to try this one soon!
    -Shan
    www.ikneadtobake.blogspot.com

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  14. looks like a perfect 'stick to your ribs' kindof fall breakfast!

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  15. ooh! the perfect fall breakfast. warm & spiced ...so cozy!

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  16. I was enthusiastic about the almond milk until I noticed that it doesn't have the protien that skim milk has.

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  17. Could you use skim milk and have the same effec as the almond milk? Would it change the points? I live in a little town of 700 people and almond milk is not something available in our little market. :(

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  18. Hi Gina,
    Does the calorie count also include the two toppings?

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  19. Last winter, I made pumpkin cranberry oatmeal just about every morning. I used 1/2 cup of oats and then 1 cup of water and 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (lots of liquid but the oats do absorb it all if you allow it to simmer long enough; and makes for a huge bowl) and full of warm spices. Just add in a 1/2 cup of whole cranberries while cooking and they soften and burst and so much tart flavor. I then finish it off with a little maple syrup and 1/2 tbs of peanut butter.

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  20. Hi Gina,
    Try a hand full of pomegranate arils in your oats. That burst of juice as you break open the arils with your teeth! Yum.
    Barbara

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  21. This looks awesome! I love the spoon! Thanks for sharing

    ~Amy
    www.muststopbinging.blogspot.com

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  22. This could be my new favorite breakfast :)

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  23. Are these quick oats, regular ones, or steel cut? Does it matter? Thanks!

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  24. I can't use any nut milk or dairy milk, I'm allergic to them. Can I use water instead?

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  25. I made pretty much the exact same recipe except I added in 1/4 cup of pureed pumpkin (canned). I didn't have pumpkin granola or pumpkin butter, but I did top it with pecans, which was really good! I also add in some vanilla for flavor. I love trying different combinations of ingredients.

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  26. This looks delicious, and I have oatmeal almost every day anyway. Will give it a try. I'm also on the hunt for apple recipes:
    I created a tribute post to apple season as well with some scrumptious photos to inspire me:

    http://bohochiccafe.blogspot.com/2012/10/apples-on-my-mind.html

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  27. This looks great! I pretty much won't eat oatmeal unless it's very flavored (other than maple & brown sugar). I'm too lazy to make my own pumpkin butter, but I just got some of Trader Joe's. Now I know what I'm using it for! :)

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    1. I made this this morning and blogged about it, linking you back. Thanks for the recipe. It was great!

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  28. Silly question... But where do you get those cute spoons??

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  29. I have been looking for more healthy breakfast alternatives, and this looks absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for the recipe.

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  30. Can't wait to try this! YUM!!!!

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  31. Made this this morning, quadrupled the recipe to feed our family and it was amazing! My husband said "this is GOURMET oatmeal!" Soooo creamy! Love all the textures that happen in your mouth with all the toppings. Definatly a keeper!

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  32. Yummo, I have never seen pumpkin spice i the shops before here in Aus. Will look out for it now!

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  33. Had this for breakfast and liked it. It was so filling I couldn't finish mine! ��

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  34. I am SO having oatmeal tomorrow!!!! :D

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  35. What size serving is considered to be a bowl, ex:1 cup, 1 1/2 cup?

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  36. you have this as Gluten Free I belive oatmeal is not Gluten Free

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  37. That looks SO good!! I’m running a pumpkin dish photo contest, and think you should enter a photo! Deadline to submit is tonight – Deets here: http://www.partiesthatcook.com/parties-that-cook-best-pumpkin-recipe-photo-contest/

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  38. what is one bowl? 1 cup? 11/2 cups??

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  39. Love oatmeal and would like to make this but.....not a fan of pumpkin, is there something else I could use instead of pumpkin?

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  40. I recently discovered your site and I have made a few things so far and have loved them all! Your site gives me confidence in my ability to commit to eating healthier. Thank you for that. :) Do these points include the pumpkin butter and granola toppings or are they just for the oatmeal itself? - Jessica

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  41. I have to know, what type of oatmeal do you use?

    I made this the other day and mine just does not look as good as yours does. lol Yours is whiter and creamier, like the oatmeal I tend to stumble upon at restaurants and absolutely love, but cannot seem to duplicate.

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