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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

*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!