This pumpkin spice oatmeal is a tasty breakfast filled with seasonal flavors! It’s an easy morning meal when you’re short on time and need something healthy and delicious.

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Oatmeal is a popular breakfast choice for a reason! The convenience is hard to beat; you can make these oats in the microwave so you have a delicious, ready-to-eat breakfast in minutes. They’re incredibly versatile, allowing you to customize flavors and toppings to suit your preferences. Nutritionally, this recipe is packed with fiber from the oats and chia seeds, offering a slow-release source of energy that keeps you feeling full and satisfied. Adding Greek yogurt provides protein, while ingredients like pumpkin purée and spices offer a burst of flavor and nutrients. Plus, they can be easily adapted for various dietary needs, including gluten-free and dairy-free options. If you haven’t tried them yet, I think you’ll love them!

If you like this recipe be sure to try my pumpkin gingerbread muffins, pumpkin granola, or pumpkin chili.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Oats– Old-fashioned rolled oats serve as the base for these oats, and you can opt for certified gluten-free oats to make this recipe entirely gluten-free.
  • Pumpkin purée– This recipe is perfect for using up that extra bit of pumpkin purée. We only need a small amount, but it adds a delightful texture and authentic pumpkin flavor.
  • Greek yogurt– I like Greek yogurt for the protein, but any yogurt will work, including dairy-free options.
  • Chia seeds– These provide extra fiber and help absorb some of the moisture to achieve the desired texture. If you don’t have any, you can leave them out.
  • Pumpkin pie spice– This is essential for that signature pumpkin flavor.
  • Sweetener– I’ve made this recipe with both maple syrup or stevia; both options work wonderfully. This also works great with agave, honey, or any other sweetener you like.

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

I typically buy premade pumpkin pie spice, but you can make your own if you have a full spice rack in your kitchen! To make your own, combine:

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Oatmeal Topping Ideas

If you’re looking for some fun topping ideas, feel free to get creative! I like topping mine with pepitas, shredded coconut, granola, raisins, nut butter, or mini chocolate chips! The toppings are a great way to add variety, especially if you’re meal-prepping a large batch of oatmeal

pumpkin overnight oats

Tips for Pumpkin Oats

  • These oats are perfect for meal prep! I prepare a batch of them on Sunday and enjoy them throughout the week. They can easily last 3-4 days in the fridge. Simply reheat in the microwave.
  • You can’t really go wrong with this recipe; it’s quite simple. However, feel free to taste and adjust the amount of spice and/or sweetener to your liking. That’s one aspect you can easily modify in this recipe.
  • Additionally, if the oats feel too dry as you’re mixing them, go ahead and add more milk.

More Oatmeal Recipes

If you love this recipe be sure to try some of my other oatmeal recipes like peanut butter overnight oats, cottage cheese oatmeal, and apple cinnamon overnight oats. These recipes are flexible and forgiving so it’s easy to make substitutions as needed.

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pumpkin overnight oats

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This pumpkin spice oatmeal is a tasty breakfast filled with seasonal flavors! It’s an easy morning meal when you’re short on time and need something healthy and delicious.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water or milk
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 12 tablespoons maple syrup or other sweetener to taste
  • Toppings: pumpkin seeds, granola, nut butter, etc. (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats and water or milk. (You’ll need a large bowl as the oats will expand while cooking.)
  2. Microwave on 70% power for 2 minutes and 45 seconds.
  3. Stir in the pumpkin purée, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and sweetener.
  4. Add any toppings you like.

Recipes to Use Leftover Pumpkin

If you’re looking for other recipes that can use leftover pumpkin, try my pumpkin pie smoothie! It’s a great way to use up extra pumpkin. You might also like my baked pumpkin steel-cut oats or Instant Pot pumpkin steel cut oats. Or if you want more pumpkin recipes, try my vegan pumpkin dip, gluten free pumpkin muffins, or my vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!