Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oatmeal makes a comforting, healthy, and filling breakfast idea!
All right. I know you’re in one of two camps. So which one is it?
August is way too early for pumpkin recipes.
What’d you wait so long for?!
Don’t even talk to me if you’re in a third camp. The one that thinks pumpkin spiced everything is overrated, overhyped, and/or overdone.
Long live pumpkin and allllll the spices.
So, I know I’m jumping the gun juuuust a little with two pumpkin recipes in two weeks in August. (Last week I published a savory pumpkin recipe with this Vegetable Pumpkin Curry in case you missed it…)
But the truth is pumpkin comes in a can (at least it does here in the United States) and that means we can enjoy pumpkin all the year long. And Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oatmeal is pretty much the perfect breakfast treat.
I actually hadn’t had oatmeal in a month. A month! That’s a long time for me in case you are wondering. Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast and usually a staple.
Then I read The Plant Paradox (affiliate link) and it’s messing with my mind. MESSING WITH MY MIND. Telling me I shouldn’t eat things like oats or nightshades or squash.
I’m still sorting out how I feel about all of it, but I finally came to a place where I needed oatmeal. And pumpkin. So I made it and ate it and loved it. And now I’m sharing it with you, for better or for worse.
I’m pretty sure you’re going to love it, too.
So let’s face it. The pumpkin craze is really all about the spices. Those spices! BUT. Let’s not forget what good ol’ pumpkin brings to the table.
Pumpkin is a great source of
- vitamin A
All great things to add to your breakfast, right?!
I originally wanted to make this a recipe for Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oatmeal, but I couldn’t get myself to stay up until midnight for the six hour cook time it takes. Or wake up at 4:00 am, which is six hours after the time I normally go to bed. This is totally old people problems, isn’t it??
As nice as it would have been to wake up to the Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oatmeal ready and waiting, it’s a big enough batch that you can make it one morning and have it for days. And I just love the texture of steel cut oats, so it’s totally worth the time it takes that first morning.
Whether you make this now or wait until October or November, I can pretty much guarantee it’s going to be an instant favorite. Long live pumpkin!Print
Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oatmeal
This Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oatmeal is a filing, healthy, and comforting breakfast!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- 2 cups steel cut oats
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix, just plain pumpkin)
- 5 cups water
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice mix*
- Put all ingredients in a large pot and stir well.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer, and simmer, stirring frequently, until the oats are cooked and the oatmeal is thickened, 20-30 minutes.
- Serve with optional toppings: milk, walnuts, dried cranberries, or white chocolate chips
*If you don’t have a pumpkin pie spice mix, use 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¾ teaspoon ground ginger, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ½ teaspoon allspice, and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
- Calories: 315
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