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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

  • Author: Lauren Casolaro
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy pumpkin spice oatmeal is exactly what you need to start your fall mornings in the best way possible! The best part? This recipe can be made 5 different ways: into overnight oats, on the stovetop, in the microwave, instant pot, or crock pot/slow cooker!


  • 1 cup (120g) old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups (340g) non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup (90g) water
  • 2-3 tablespoons (30-45g) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (115g) pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • a pinch of salt

Topping Suggestions:

  • Pecans or walnuts
  • Chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • Pumpkin (pepita) seeds
  • Fresh or dried fruit


Stovetop Instructions

  1. Add the oats, non-dairy milk, water, and salt to a medium pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, immediately reduce to low heat and bring to a simmer.
  2. Once simmering, stir in the maple syrup, pumpkin purée, and all of the spices.
  3. Cook for another 5-6 minutes, or until the liquids have absorbed to your liking but the oats are soft and pleasant to chew. They shouldn't be watery (unless you prefer that, than by all means)! If you want the oats thicker, cook for a few extra minutes; if you like them runnier/thinner, add another splash of milk.
  4. Taste and adjust as desired (do so sparingly, as a little bit of the spices go a long way).
  5. Serve immediately and top with additional maple syrup, pecans, pepitas, dried fruit, or whatever your favorite toppings are!

Microwave Instructions

  1. To a large microwave-safe bowl, add oats, milk, water, and salt. Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes, stopping to stir after 1 minute. If you see the oats starting to bubble up, open the microwave and give it a stir so it doesn't overflow. 
  2. Once done, remove from the microwave and stir in the maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and spices.
  3. Taste and adjust, add your toppings of choice, and enjoy!

Pumpkin Overnight Oats Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to an airtight container, like a mason jar or Tupperware that can be sealed with a lid, and stir to combine.
  2. Seal the container and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. When ready to serve, stir and add desired toppings.
  3. Taste and adjust, adding a splash of milk if desired.

Instant Pot Instructions

You will need to double the recipe unless you are using a small 3 quart instant pot.

  1. Combine all ingredients into the bottom of an Instant Pot insert and stir well to combine.
  2. Attach lid, turn to lock, and set valve to 'SEALING.'
  3. Manually set to cook for 1 minute on HIGH pressure, it should take about 10-12 minutes to come to pressure then let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes. Total cooking time should be about 17 – 20 minutes.
  4. Taste and adjust, then serve with your toppings of choice.

Crockpot or Slow Cooker Instructions

You will need to double the recipe unless you are using a small 3 quart crockpot or slow cooker.

  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a slow cooker and stir well to combine.
  2. Cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  3. Taste and adjust, then serve with your toppings of choice.


I do not recommend using quick or instant oats, only old fashioned rolled oats or steel cut oats.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutritional values are estimates only. See our full disclosure here.

  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop, Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Microwave, Chill
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Bowl
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 147mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 7.8g

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