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Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal with Chia

    Creamy pumpkin oatmeal is packed with protein and nutrients with just the right amount of pure maple syrup for sweetness.

    Maple Pumpkin Chia Oatmeal - The Lemon Bowl

    Oh did you think I was kidding when I said how much I loved pumpkin? Obsessed might be a bit of an understatement. Pumpkin is a low calorie, flavor-packed ingredient that is not only affordable but extremely versatile. Recently I shared ways to use pumpkin in smoothies, mac and cheese, granola bars, and gluten-free pancakes and today I’m sharing another favorite: pumpkin oatmeal!

    Pumpkin Recipes

    My love for pumpkin oatmeal is the result of having leftover pumpkin in my fridge. I don’t know about you but most pumpkin recipes only call for 1/2 – 1 cup of pumpkin. Inevitably, I always have a little leftover that I stash in the fridge for a later time. Adding pumpkin to oatmeal not only adds a beautiful color but it adds vitamins, nutrients and a thick and creamy texture that can’t be beat.

    Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it also tastes like pumpkin pie.

    Your spoon is waiting.

    Maple Pumpkin Chia Oatmeal - The Lemon Bowl

    Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal with Chia

    4.80 stars average
    Creamy pumpkin oatmeal is packed with protein and nutrients with just the right amount of pure maple syrup sweetness.
    PREP: 2 mins
    COOK: 8 mins
    TOTAL: 10 mins
    Servings: 4



    • Bring water and spices (cinnamon through salt) to a boil whisking occasionally.
    • Stir in oats then return to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 6-8 minutes.
    • Stir in pumpkin, syrup, walnuts and chia seeds. Cook additional 2-3 minutes or until pumpkin is warmed through.
    • Serve in 4 bowls.


    Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 8.6gFat: 10.1gSaturated Fat: 1.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8.9gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 152mgFiber: 9.1gSugar: 15.3g
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    1. My comment is coming from someone who eats oatmeal when I feel like it. There are many other things I like to eat using oatmeal, :0. While this recipe sounds delicious, it’s not what I would call delicious. Great for those who are “health nuts!” I think the Pumpkin in the oatmeal makes it taste bitter. Perhaps add apples, and raisins, instead ( if you like raisins) I would def. add brown sugar instead of the maple syrup. The amount of maple syrup in the recipe is not sweet enough. I also used half milk and half water, instead of only using water. If you only use water, your oatmeal taste nasty! The measurements say this recipe makes 4 bowls, which is A LOT of oatmeal per person, but, hey, if you love oatmeal, you might think it’s the perfect amount per serving!

    2. This was really good. I used Pumpkin Pie Spice instead of individual spices and dumped everything in at once and cooked it until it was thick. Ive done that with other recipes that have Chia seeds and said to add them later, but it always turned out real good.

    3. I will be making this tomorrow with the exception of using milk instead of water, pb instead of walnuts, and will be adding chopped organic gala apple. :)

    4. Eeeeeek I have so much leftover pumpkin in the fridge! Lately I’ve been whisking a couple tablespoons into almond milk with some pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup combined with coffee for a quick little wannabe PSL. There’s seriously so many delish pumpkin recipes out there right now that I can’t decide what to use my precious pumpkin on! I looooove chia in oats–I add a tablespoon every time! Can’t wait to try.

      1. Oh my gosh why haven’t I tried making a healthy pumpkin spice latte?!?! That’s brilliant!! I’m going to try that. :) xo

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