Rating: 3.89 stars
166 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 7

A great way to get a serving of whole grains and a yellow vegetable in the morning! (Even my three year old liked it!)

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
3 mins
total:
8 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together oats and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once. Add more milk or oats to achieve the desired consistency, and cook for another 30 seconds. Stir in pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon sugar. Heat through, and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 38.7g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 7.3mg; sodium 42.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (126)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2008
YUMMY!!! I have to disagree about the "raw pumpkin" taste other reviewers mentioned. I scaled recipe to 1 serving used 1/2 c. regular rolled oats, 1/2 c. milk, 1/2 c. water. Added pumpkin and spices (didn't have pie spice) and 1/4 c. raisins. My secret ingredient a dash of salt. Never make oatmeal without it-brings out the flavors. Microwaved for 5:30 mins. on high. Added 1 Tbs. maple syrup at end. Omitted cinnamon sugar. This will be in my regular breakfast rotation from now on. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2009
I think it is a good idea, a healthy way to satisfy my pumpkin craving, but the oatmeal was hard as a rock! next time I will up the milk/water to 1 1/2 cup and add the pumpkin in at the begining to cook it a little more. I also added 2 packets of splenda and increased the pumpkin pie spice a couple of shakes. Read More
(10)
166 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2008
YUMMY!!! I have to disagree about the "raw pumpkin" taste other reviewers mentioned. I scaled recipe to 1 serving used 1/2 c. regular rolled oats, 1/2 c. milk, 1/2 c. water. Added pumpkin and spices (didn't have pie spice) and 1/4 c. raisins. My secret ingredient a dash of salt. Never make oatmeal without it-brings out the flavors. Microwaved for 5:30 mins. on high. Added 1 Tbs. maple syrup at end. Omitted cinnamon sugar. This will be in my regular breakfast rotation from now on. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(101)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2009
If you make this oatmeal the way it is written it is very bland and hard. I ended up adding more milk because the oatmeal was in a big hard lump. I also added a little salt which helped bring out the flavors. It was still really bland so I added extra pumpkin and doubled the amount of pumpkin pie spice. This helped a lot. I also sprinkled the top of the oatmeal with a generous amount of extra cinnamon sugar. With these alterations the oatmeal is very very good. The pumpkin gives it a smooth almost velvety texture. I will be making this again but with these changes. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2004
I twekaed this recipe to my taste just a little: I make it one serving at a time the way I normally do: half a cup of oldfashioned oats with one cup of milk, in the microwave. Instead of using pumpkin pie spice, I use the three traditional spices for pumpkin pie: cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves. I don't use cinnamon sugar either, I use crystaline fructose (which I use ion place of sucrose just about everywhere). Its one of my favorite breakfasts-- I started making it at the beginning of the fall semester when the weather started to turn wintery here in Wisconsin, now it's late June and I still by canned pumpkin regularly just so I can fix it. Thanks for the great idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
I love pumpkin oatmeal! I've been putting canned pumpkin in my oats for several weeks now. I was adding 2 tsp. organic brown sugar, but I've switched to sticking half of a frozen banana in the microwave for one minute, 'til it's melted, then adding in the oats/pumpkin/water/spices. That way I'm eating naturally sweetened oatmeal, plus getting veggies AND fruit in my first meal of the day! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2003
Pumpkin lovers heaven, and healthy, too. With a little experimentation it's perfect for my taste. I use 1 cup of milk for 1/2 cup oatmeal (cook on stovetop) 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a dash of cloves. For sweetness I added a Sweet-n-Low. It's like having dessert for breakfast, and I agree with the other reviewer - extremely filling and satisfying! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2006
Like another reviewer, I liked the idea of pumpkin (my favorite)in my oatmeal (my second favorite?, but didn't like the 'rawness' of the pumpkin flavor. My solution? Make a batch of Libby's pumpkin custard usng the recipe on the back of the can. You make your regular bowl of oatmeal and add 1/2 cup of the custard mixture to it. You get double the amount of pumpkin for breakfast and it is PERFECTION in a bowl... and relatively guilt free. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2009
Wow this is a real nutritional powerhouse using the old-fashioned oats instead of quick. I used 1 c. oats 1 c. milk dash of salt generous 1/2 c. pumpkin 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice plus a sprinkle of cinnamon plus Splenda until it tasted sweet enough. I cooked it on top of the stove. Delicious and I like that it has the cinnamon which is good to keep blood sugar levels steady. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
Very bland as written but I love the idea of incorporating pumpkin into oatmeal. After reading reviews I made the following changes: used old-fashioned oats instead of instant for better texture added 1/4 cup dried cranberries (raisins dates prunes would also work well) and I added 1/4 cup of brown sugar and a dash of salt then omitted the cinnamon sugar. I probably could have gotten away with just a couple tbsp. of brown sugar but this definitely needs some sweetness added even if it's just a little honey or maple syrup. I'll be making this again! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2009
Cook on stovetop to avoid undercooked pumpkin taste. Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2009
I think it is a good idea, a healthy way to satisfy my pumpkin craving, but the oatmeal was hard as a rock! next time I will up the milk/water to 1 1/2 cup and add the pumpkin in at the begining to cook it a little more. I also added 2 packets of splenda and increased the pumpkin pie spice a couple of shakes. Read More
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