Healthy Pumpkin Pie Stovetop Oatmeal Recipe | A Festive Breakfast Idea to Make This Fall

Ahh it’s fall. One of the most magical times of the year. If you’re like me, it’s time to eat all the pumpkin things. But what to do if you’re too busy to spend hours in the kitchen? Enter this Healthy Pumpkin Pie Stovetop Oatmeal Recipe. Yes, stovetop oatmeal takes longer than instant, but sometimes it’s nice to take a break from a hectic work week to treat yourself to a homemade bowl of oats. Of course, this recipe can easily be modified for other techniques, so no matter how you cook your oatmeal, you’re good to go.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Stovetop Oatmeal Recipe

Easy Pantry Breakfast – So Simple!

This is a super easy recipe you can make using ingredients from your pantry. Everything is shelf stable except for the milk and maple syrup, and there are even canned milks you could use if you were really not into going to the grocery store. And you could use another sweetener.

Pantry Ingredients Needed:

  • Oats
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Chia Seeds (optional health booster)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

I love a simple recipe. When my schedule is finally less busy, I start feeling lazy and go for the simple things. Just me?

Nellie T's Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
NelliE T’s Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter – the perfect fall oatmeal topping

The Perfect Fall Oatmeal Topping – Nellie T’s Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter

So this is not a sponsored post or anything, but I found the most epic fall oatmeal topping at my local grocery store, Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery.

Adding nut butter on top of your oatmeal is a great way to make your breakfast/snack more filling and also bring some healthy fats to your daily eats. This Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter has a really lovely flavor. I’m looking forward to trying it with other oatmeal flavor combos. I think it would be amazing with a bowl of chocolate oatmeal. Yum!

Nut butter is not a traditional flavor with pumpkin pie, but I love the addition for flavor, fullness, and festive fun factor.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Stovetop Oatmeal Recipe

Microwaved Healthy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe

If you want to make this recipe in the microwave, you can totally tweak it to suit your needs.

Here’s what you’ll want to do:

  • Combine all the oatmeal ingredients in a bowl (tip one larger than you think you’ll need because it REALLY expands in the microwave) and stir to combine.
  • Cook according to your package instructions (the time needed depends on the type of oatmeal you got [instant, rolled, extra thick, etc.] and can vary by manufacturer.
  • Top with toppings
  • Enjoy!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Stovetop Oatmeal Recipe

This Healthy Pumpkin Pie Stovetop Oatmeal Recipe is an amazing festive fall breakfast (or snack) recipe idea.

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Stovetop Oatmeal Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Stovetop Oatmeal Recipe

  • Author: Diana


This Healthy Pumpkin Pie Stovetop Oatmeal Recipe is the perfect fall breakfast to cozy up with. Find a snuggly spot on your couch, grab your fuzzy blanket, and enjoy fall food heaven.



Stovetop Oatmeal

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oat milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon canned pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, optional
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sprinkle pumpkin pie spice

Toppings (Optional)

  • spoonful of pumpkin spice peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • handful pumpkin seeds
  • dash of cinnamon


  1. In a small pot, combine oats, milk, water, pumpkin, chia seeds (if using), maple syrup, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir together and turn heat to medium low.
  2. Cook oats, stirring occasionally, until they reach your preferred texture & consistency, about 6-8 minutes. Note: There are many types of oats – the thicker, the longer they will take to cook. Check the cook time on your package to be more exact on preparation time.
  3. Pour oats into a serving bowl and top with peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, and cinnamon (if using). Enjoy!


  • Customize the ingredient amounts to suit your hunger / portion preference and preferred flavors.
  • The toppings are optional – feel free to add your favorites.
  • Use a vegan milk to keep the recipe vegan. Oat, almond, and soy will yield a nice creamy texture and flavor.
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