Pumpkin Nut Butter Oatmeal

It’s so appalling to consider how I used to hate pumpkin. Why were my taste buds so worthless for twenty years?! Recently, I’ve been a fiend for anything and everything pumpkin.


I’m also a fiend of anything nut or nut butter related. I recently saw a pin for a recipe for pumpkin oatmeal topped with almond butter, and I quickly logged the idea on The List. (Unfortunately, I cannot find this recipe for the life of me. If you know what I’m talking about, please comment below so I can give inspiration credit to the original poster!)


As I was waiting for the oats to cook, I realized I’ve been skimpy on toppings lately. When I first moved here, I didn’t have many topping options. However, now that I’ve been here for a while, I have a nice collection worked up. Thus, after transferring this porridge into the bowl, I tossed some nuts and raisins on top. Ah, what a difference it makes!

Pumpkin Nut Butter Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or more)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp nut butter (or more)

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I use an equal mixture of almond milk and water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Let cook for a couple minutes, and then add pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spices, and salt. Stir.
  3. If you'd like to add any extra ingredients (coconut oil, dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds), do so now.
  4. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Top with a glob of nut butter. Serve with another splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).


About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

4 Responses to Pumpkin Nut Butter Oatmeal

  1. Jaime says:

    I love your site! I eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning and many mornings it is one of your recipes! This one had to be one of my favorites! I used almond butter and topped it with raisins, dried coconut and a stevia packet. It was amazing!

  2. Kelsey says:

    I love pumpkin with nut butters! What kind do you think pairs best with pumpkin? For a while I was really loving pumpkin & sunflower seed butter, but lately I’ve been all about the pumpkin spice peanut butter.

  3. Christine says:

    I made this for breakfast this morning. It was delicious! I added 2 tsp maple syrup, and topped with peanut butter. The peanut butter tasted good, but I imagine that this recipe would be exceptional with almond butter.

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