Creamy maple pumpkin oatmeal with chia is packed with protein and nutrients with just the right amount of pure maple syrup for sweetness.
Pumpkin is a low calorie, flavor-packed ingredient that is not only affordable but extremely versatile. My love for pumpkin oatmeal is the result of having leftover pumpkin in my fridge. I don’t know , 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. My Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal with Chia combines the delicious, creamy texture of pumpking to this classic, filling breakfast.
- Oats: Old-fashioned or rolled oats will work fine, making a filling, delicious breakfast.
- Warm spices: A wonderful blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, essentially pumpkin pie spice.
- Salt: Balances out the sweet while enhancing the flavors of the other ingredients.
- Pumpkin: Pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) is low calorie but full of vitamins and nutrients.
- Maple syrup: Using pure maple syrup naturally sweetens the oatmeal without adding unneccessary processed sugars.
- Chopped walnuts: Adds a delicious crunch as well as extra protein to the oatmeal. You could also used pecans.
- Chia seeds: Packed full of fiber, anitoxidents, and omega-3 fatty acids, making them verry good for you.
How to Make Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal with Chia
Start your pumpkin oatmeal by pouring 4 cups of water to a pot, then adding the cinnamon and ginger.
Followed by the nutmeg and cloves and bring to a boil.
Then add your oats to the pot.
Stir it all together and bring it back to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook until thickened, about 8 minutes.
Once liquid is absorbed by the oats, add in the pure pumpkin.
Followed by the maple syrup.
Stir in the chopped walnuts and chia seeds, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until warmed through.
I like to top mine with additional nuts and chia seeds for a bit more crunch.
Serve and enjoy your Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal with Chia!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can you eat chia seeds raw in oatmeal?
Yes! They don’t need to be cooked into the oatmeal, they can be added raw on top.
Do chia seeds help with weight loss?
Because of their high fiber content, chia seeds help you feel fuller for longer, which helps you eat less and lose weight.
Can I make this oatmeal ahead of time?
This is a great breakfast to meal prep! Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and eat it throughout! Top with freshly chopped walnuts and chia seeds to maintain this bit of crunch.
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Delicious and nutritious, my maple pumpkin oatmeal with chia is a perfect fall breakfast. It doesn’t hurt that it also tastes like pumpkin pie.
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Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal with Chia
- 2 cups oats (old fashioned or quick cooking)
- 4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pure pumpkin
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 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.
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!
Makes complete sense Anita! I don’t love sugary breakfasts but I love that you made it your own by adding in sweet ingredients like raisins and apples .GREAT idea!
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.
Oooo sound so good Barb!
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. :)
I want your version right now!!!
Do you think I could make them and reheat them, I would be the only one eating them.
Absolutely! They reheat very well! Enjoy!
That pumpkin oatmeal looks insanely delicious!! I cannot wait to chow down on this
Yay I hope you like it!! It’s so so good!! It’s like guilt free pie. :)
Lol, that e-card! Too true. This oatmeal looks so darn delicious, Liz! I’d definitely love to wake up to a big bowl for breakfast. Thanks for sharing!
haha…it really is true!! :) Thanks so much Georgia!!
OOOH! Thanks for the idea. This is what we’ll have for breakfast in the morning. I have some pumpkin in the fridge now. :)
Oh good I hope you like it Christy!!
I love that you love da pumpkin!!! Bring it on sister. Oh, and anything with chia seeds rules!!
I just can’t quit pumpkin!!
What a great idea Liz! I just had oatmeal this morning and I wish I would’ve thought of this! Genius!
Let me know if you try it!! I think you’ll like it. :)
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.
Oh my gosh why haven’t I tried making a healthy pumpkin spice latte?!?! That’s brilliant!! I’m going to try that. :) xo
Making this for breakfast asap!! This looks so creamy and decadent! I love oatmeal and pumpkin soooo much! Fantastic breakfast!
Pumpkin makes it SO creamy!! Enjoy!
I’m always looking for new ways to use chia seeds so I love this recipe!!! :)
Me too!! I hope you like this Christy!
What a great idea to add pumpkin to oatmeal! I totally need to try this :)
Once I started doing it I never looked back. So rich and creamy but healthy!!
I seem to always have leftover pumpkin in the fridge too! Now it’s getting put to good use. I love how creamy this looks–oatmeal needs to be creamy!
hahah I do too!! That’s why I started doing this! Plus it adds so much nutrition. Enjoy!
LOVE this! What a fabulous fall breakfast idea!
Thank you Anna!! So simple but really delicious.
I am so making this! I love all things pumpkin too. We be pumpkin sistahs ;)
I just can’t quit pumpkin – it’s so dang good!! I bet you make a good pumpkin pie. ;)
This oatmeal sounds so good and like the perfect way to start the day. I recently opened a humongous can of pumpkin and have slowly been working my way through it. I can’t wait to try this creamy and festive recipe!
Yes this is perfect for that!! Smoothies too. I always have some leftover in the fridge for just that. :)
Thank you Amy!! Enjoy!
Oh yeah!! Pumpkin oats are one of my favorites!
Thank you so much Steph!! Me too. :)