Healthy pumpkin pie oatmeal that tastes like dessert in a bowl! Easy and quick to make, perfect for meal prep, and protein packed, these pumpkin oats will be your go-to breakfast!

healthy oatmeal jars with whipped cream and granola sprinkled around them

We are in full-swing fall mode over in the Banana Diaries kitchen, so what better way than to keep the spirit going with this easy and delicious protein-packed pumpkin pie oatmeal?!

After sharing how I make pumpkin pie oatmeal over on Instagram stories, you guys sent a ton of messages asking for the recipe to be shared here on the blog.

overhead of healthy pumpkin spice oats in jars

Plus, it tastes like having a slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast, and who wouldn’t love that?!

These oats are lightly sweetened and packed with staying-power from the oats and the yogurt, making it an ideal breakfast to keep you steady until lunch time! Plus you can meal prep them and have breakfast several days in a row ready to go by easily converting them into pumpkin pie overnight oats 😉

But personally, I think this spicy and cozy oatmeal recipe should be enjoyed warm, because what’s fall without that cozy warm sweater feeling?!

hands holding healthy oatmeal

How to make pumpkin pie oatmeal

So, what goes into these beautiful meal prepped pumpkin oats, and how do you make them!? Well, the kicker is that we’re actually going to cook the oats rather than more traditional meal prep oatmeal recipes where they just let the oats sit overnight.

I think it yields a better texture, but maybe that’s just me!

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What you’ll need for these cozy pumpkin spice oats is:

  • Rolled oats (or sprouted! If gluten free, make sure they’re certified)
  • Unsweetened plain or vanilla dairy free yogurt
  • Dairy free milk
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Maple syrup (or a sugar-free sweetener if needed)
  • Pumpkin pie spice or Cinnamon spice blend
  • Vanilla extract

Start by cooking the oats and the milk or water together on the stove top as the box or oats brand recommends. Once the oats are cooked, place them into a large mixing bowl so that you can add in the remaining ingredients.

Mix it all together and then portion into separate jars or containers (one you can even eat right away since this pumpkin pie oatmeal only takes 10 minutes to make!).

Easy, right?

What I love to do is make these pumpkin spice oats in batch form on a Monday morning. I’ll have one bowl right then and there and save the rest for Tuesday and Wednesday! It’s one of my favorite healthy breakfast recipes to meal prep.

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Saves me 10 minutes extra per day, but honestly worth it, because that’s 10 more minutes I can enjoy some extra sunrise time 😉

Oatmeal Topping Ideas:

Now, you can have these oats just as is (trust me, they taste phenomenal just as the recipe states!) or you can dress them up a bit 😉 For these oats, some of my favorite toppings include:

  • Cinnamon granola
  • Pecans or another type of nut
  • Pecan butter or even peanut butter!
  • Chocolate chips (because you know I love my chocolate)
  • Cacao nibs for a lower sugar chocolate crunch
  • Extra Greek yogurt or whipped cream
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This pumpkin pie oatmeal is truly one of my favorite healthy oatmeal recipes, and I wish that pumpkin was all year round so I didn’t have to cram all of the delicious pumpkin recipes into one season!

If you make these oats, let me know in the comments below! And as always, I’d absolutely love to see your beautiful recreations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there!

Happy pumpkin-ing!

pumpkin pie jars

More Healthy Breakfast Recipes:

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

The BEST Oatmeal Recipe

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles

Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

Fluffiest Vegan “Buttermilk” Pancakes

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healthy oatmeal jars with whipped cream and granola sprinkled around them

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Healthy pumpkin pie oatmeal that tastes like dessert in a bowl! Easy and quick to make, perfect for meal prep, and protein packed, these pumpkin oats will be your go-to breakfast!


  • 1 cup rolled or sprouted oats
  • 1 cup dairy free milk
  • 1 1/2 cups dairy free yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice or 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a large pot with oats and dairy free milk combined, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and let the oatmeal cook for 5-7 minutes.
  3. When the oats are cooked, remove the pot from heat and pour the oats into a large bowl to mix together the remaining ingredients.
  4. Add in the dairy free yogurt, pumpkin puree, spices, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, and mix it all together until well combined.
  5. Divide among 3 containers or bowls for breakfasts throughout the week!


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 236
  • Sugar: 15.4 g
  • Sodium: 70.8 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.2 g
  • Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg