Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal

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My family loves all things pumpkin! I’m always looking for healthy breakfast recipes to try out, I thought pumpkin and oatmeal would make the perfect combination. You could even make pumpkin oatmeal in a slow cooker and wake up to yummy homemade goodness in the morning. I decided to make it this morning, so I’ll have to try using my slow cooker next time.

Pumpkin Oatmeal 1

Although I used canned pumpkin puree, you could make it from scratch with the Good Cook Pumpkin Scoop. It not only includes a super sharp knife but a scoop to make scraping out the inside of the pumpkin a breeze. You can purchase the Good Cook Pumpkin Scoop at WalMart

I’ve included my recipe below. Most of the recipes I found online included butter, milk, and brown sugar. I really wanted a healthier version for my family. You could always add brown sugar as a topping if it isn’t sweet enough for your taste. If you love pumpkin, make sure to check out our homemade whole wheat pumpkin bread recipe.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup steel cut oatmeal
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves


  1. Bring water to a boil, and add other ingredients.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve, you can add raisins, nuts, and brown sugar or sugar substitute to taste.


  1. Lindsay says

    Have you tried this recipe in a slow cooker since you posted? If so how did it turn out? Did you make any ingredient adjustment and how long? Thanks for the recipe. I am going to try it now


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