Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal - My Cooking Spot

I don’t care what anyone says. A season of pumpkin-flavored food is fine with me. I don’t believe in going overboard, no, but a little here and there is totally fine! I say we stop hating because it’s delicious. Lattés, toffee, oatmeal…

Yes, oatmeal! Every Halloween night should begin with the perfect breakfast jumpstart. This Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal is just that. I am a recent oatmeal convert, but this is my new favorite thing to eat in the morning.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal - My Cooking Spot

My go-to combination is brown sugar with cinnamon swirled in, sometimes with apples or raisins too. But lately I’ve been in the spirit of fall, so I’ve been tossing in pumpkin pie spice instead. If you’re feeling really pumpkin-loving, you can stir in a spoonful or two of pumpkin purée, but the fall spices are just fine on their own. I like to top mine with pumpkin seeds for a little extra crunch. Enjoy!

What are your favorite fall toppings for oatmeal?

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal - My Cooking Spot

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 1 serving

A fall-flavored oatmeal for breakfast


  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • pinch cinnamon, to taste
  • pinch pumpkin pie spice, to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons pumpkin purée, optional
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted pumpkin seeds, optional


  1. Prepare oatmeal with water and salt according to package instructions. (Mine gets microwaved for 1 minute, 30 seconds.)
  2. Top with brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin purée (if using). Let cool for 1-2 minutes. Stir together to combine. Top with pumpkin seeds. Serve hot.

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Susannah is an Instagram-obsessed graphic designer and cat lady based in Charlotte, N.C. When she's not designing or taking a zillion photos, she blogs about food, design and travel at Feast + West. It's kind-of like a road trip — a casual drive through the backroads with lots of on-a-whim stops to take photos, peruse lovely shops and eat excellent food. Traveling inspires Susannah the most in her design work and in the kitchen, and she loves to recreate recipes at home.

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