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pumpkin pie steel cut oatmeal in small bowl with toasted pecans and yogurt

Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

This creamy pumpkin pie spiced steel cut oatmeal is the ultimate fall breakfast. With healthy ingredients, it's a great make-ahead option for meal prep! Recipe can easily be made vegan and/or gluten-free.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword oatmeal, pecans, pumpkin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2.25 cups water or milk of choice (+more if desired)
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1-2 Tbsp pure maple syrup (adjust to desired sweetness)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • Optional toppings: plain greek or coconut yogurt, nut butter, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, extra spices, etc.


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large pot, bring water or milk of choice to a boil.
  • Once water/milk has boiled, add oats and chia seeds to the pot, stirring well. Reduce heat to a simmer, and stir in canned pumpkin, raisins, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt. Continue to simmer, stirring frequently, until the liquid has absorbed (about 20 minutes). If needed, you may add an extra splash of water/milk to achieve your desired consistency.
  • While the oatmeal cooks, spread pecans on a baking sheet. Allow to toast in the oven for ~7 minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant. Be sure to keep an eye on them to make sure they don't burn!
  • Once oatmeal has finished cooking, allow to rest for ~5 minutes. This will continue to thicken the oats.
  • Serve oatmeal into bowls, and top with toasted pecans and any desired toppings!


*For a gluten-free recipe, be sure to use certified gluten-free steel cut oats.
*The raisins add sweetness to this recipe, so I would recommend tasting it first before adding too much maple syrup! You may only need a little, or none at all :).
*This recipe can be made ahead and kept in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4-5 days. Simply reheat in the microwave. It's a great option for meal prep!