Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal (Embrace Your Basic)


When this whole #PSL craze began years ago, I did not count myself amongst the millions of fans. I loved fall, sweater weather, warm flavours, but not pumpkin spice anything. Not pumpkin pie, pumpkin loaf, or pumpkin spice lattes. Then, one morning, I woke up, and something changed. Overnight, it seems, I developed a taste for all things pumpkin. And so, the basic-ness in me revealed itself, and of that basic-ness comes this really tasty, creamy, and delicious oatmeal recipe. Enjoy!

Well, first off, it’s a very simple recipe to make. You need very few ingredients and tools, and thankfully, all are pantry staples (except maybe the pumpkin puree, which may be seasonal for some).

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup almond milk (or regular milk if you like)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbs pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling, that’s a different beast altogether)
  • About 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-3 tbs maple syrup (or really as much as you like)
  • pinch of salt
  • walnuts/pecans for topping

Serves: 1


  1. In a small saucepan, combine almond milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and maple syrup and whisk together.
  2. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add rolled oats and cook until desired consistency (5 minutes for a looser texture- 10 minutes for a thicker oatmeal)
  4. Pour into a bowl, top with a little almond milk, walnuts, pecans, maple syrup, or whatever you like.
  5. Enjoy!


This consistency took me about 8-9 minutes. So creamy and delicious 🙂


So, are you basic enough to try this out? Let me know!



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