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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe

Pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

15-20 minutes



Meal Type


  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • ⅔ cup steel cut oats
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg


  1. In a medium sized pot, pour in coconut milk and bring to a low boil.
  2. Add in oats and turn to down to simmer.
  3. Add in pumpkin puree and chia seeds and continue simmering 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add in vanilla, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  5. Simmer for additional 5-7 minutes or until oats are cooked through.

Spice up your breakfast with this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal recipe! It has lots of flavor and nutrients to get your day started right! Try it today!

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  1. Jean on

    You list coconut milk in the ingredients, but in the directions, you use almond milk. Which one is preferable for this recipe? Thanks.

  2. Lynn on

    I keep finding healthy recipes that use coconut and/or tree nut milks and oils. My daughter is HIGHLY allergic to these, coconut especially!…what would be an alternative that would still give the health benefits?

  3. Carol Quinn on

    Very tasty! I added walnuts and a bit of raw honey. I find that steel cut oats take longer to cook than reflected by the cooking times in this recipe however.

  4. Cheryl on

    I made this a couple of days ago. I was really afraid because unfortunately I can’t stand the taste of coconut!! I found it to be very bland…so I added some stevia. it wasn’t so bad! I will make it again and add nuts and honey. :)

    • Cee on

      That’s what I had so that’s what I used. Just be sure to adjust your cooking time & liquid to milk ratio according to the directions on the old fashioned oats package. Other changes I made: Unsweetened vanilla hemp milk for the coconut milk & to boost healthy fat I stirred in ½ a mashed avocado. Also added a little maple syrup for sweetener. When I make this again, I might try to go savory with it. Here are some possible add-ins for that:
      • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
      • 4-6 slices of bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
      • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
      • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
      • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
      These are a partial ingredient list that I found for a savory pumpkin dip so the quantities might need to be reduced by half maybe. Here is a link for that recipe.


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