Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal #PumpkinWeek

by Erin

Wake up to a warm bowl of pumpkin pie in oatmeal form with crunchy pecans. You’ll never go back to that instant stuff again.

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Hi and welcome to day 4 of #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections. We are celebrating our love of the season with a whole week of pumpkin goodies, leading up to National Pumpkin Day. 17 Food Bloggers have come together to share over 65 recipes with you. In addition to homemade pumpkin puree, pie, and cookies, we are also sharing savory pumpkin dishes like hummus, chili and pumpkin corn chowder. Come back every day for #PumpkinWeek recipes. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections’ #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board!

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This oatmeal was a spur of the moment improvisation by my dad. I had some leftover homemade pumpkin puree and he decided to try it in his trusty oatmeal recipe, substituting for the chopped apples. The result was pumpkin pie in oatmeal form! I even put some spiced pecans on top.

If you’ve never had homemade oatmeal before you are severely missing out. Nothing beats a warm bowl of homemade oatmeal in the morning, especially during the cooler fall months and it couldn’t be easier to make. This morning my dad and I are going on a hike to see the fall colors and I may need to make another batch of this in preparation.

One year ago: Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

Two years ago: Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes


Serves 4-6


3 cups milk

1-1/3 cup old-fashion oats

3 Tbsp packed brown sugar

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring milk and water to a boil. Stir in oats, brown sugar, butter and spices.
  2. Cook until you reach desired thickness, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in pumpkin and pecans. Cover and let stand for a few minutes before serving.

Source: Adapted from my dad’s Apple Harvest Oatmeal.


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Terri/Love and Confections October 24, 2014 - 5:34 pm

I love flavored oatmeal. I had maple brown sugar this morning and topped it off with my pumpkin granola. So good!

Bea October 23, 2014 - 4:20 pm

What a great idea!

Lauren October 23, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Looks delish! And you’re right, nothing beats a nice warm bowl of oatmeal on a chilly morning!

Camilla @ Culinary Adventures October 23, 2014 - 3:43 pm

That looks filling and warming. Do you deliver??? Thanks for sharing with #pumpkinweek.

Liz October 23, 2014 - 9:57 am

Such a delicious, hearty breakfast! Perfect way to start a chilly morning.

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm October 23, 2014 - 9:25 am

Funny…I was going to use my leftover puree in oatmeal yesterday and when I opened the oatmeal box the dang food moths had taken up residence. The oatmeal went to the pigs and I had a bagel.

Joanne October 23, 2014 - 8:18 am

This is really how I need to be starting my day! Sounds like the perfect breakfast.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 23, 2014 - 7:19 am

Absolutely loving this. Pumpkin for breakfast is the best!


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