Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal with Chia

Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time10 minutes

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

Drizzling syrup on maple pumpkin oatmeal with chia.


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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Adding cinnamon to pot

Start your pumpkin oatmeal by pouring 4 cups of water to a pot, then adding the cinnamon and ginger.

Adding nutmeg to pot

Followed by the nutmeg and cloves and bring to a boil.

Adding oats to pot

Then add your oats to the pot.

Oatmeal coming to a boil

Stir it all together and bring it back to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook until thickened, about 8 minutes.

Adding pumpkin to pot

Once liquid is absorbed by the oats, add in the pure pumpkin.

Adding maple syrup to pot

Followed by the maple syrup.

Stirring in walnuts

Stir in the chopped walnuts and chia seeds, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until warmed through.

sprinkling chia seeds on oatmeal

I like to top mine with additional nuts and chia seeds for a bit more crunch.

Maple pumpking oatmeal with chia.

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.

Maple pumpkin oatmeal with chia seeds.

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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

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Creamy pumpkin oatmeal is packed with protein and nutrients with just the right amount of pure maple syrup sweetness.
PREP: 2 minutes
COOK: 8 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes
Servings4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

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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38 responses to “Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal with Chia”

  1. Anita Rainwater Avatar
    Anita Rainwater

    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!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      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!

  2. Barb B. Avatar
    Barb B.

    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.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oooo sound so good Barb!

  3. Kori Avatar
    Kori

    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. :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I want your version right now!!!

  4. Megan Avatar
    Megan

    Do you think I could make them and reheat them, I would be the only one eating them.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Absolutely! They reheat very well! Enjoy!

  5. Nutmeg Nanny Avatar
    Nutmeg Nanny

    That pumpkin oatmeal looks insanely delicious!! I cannot wait to chow down on this

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yay I hope you like it!! It’s so so good!! It’s like guilt free pie. :)

  6. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking Avatar
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    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!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha…it really is true!! :) Thanks so much Georgia!!

  7. Christy Avatar
    Christy

    OOOH! Thanks for the idea. This is what we’ll have for breakfast in the morning. I have some pumpkin in the fridge now. :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh good I hope you like it Christy!!

  8. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    I love that you love da pumpkin!!! Bring it on sister. Oh, and anything with chia seeds rules!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I just can’t quit pumpkin!!

  9. Laurie {SimplyScratch} Avatar
    Laurie {SimplyScratch}

    What a great idea Liz! I just had oatmeal this morning and I wish I would’ve thought of this! Genius!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Let me know if you try it!! I think you’ll like it. :)

  10. Alexis @ Hummusapien Avatar
    Alexis @ Hummusapien

    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. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

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

  11. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats Avatar
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats

    Making this for breakfast asap!! This looks so creamy and decadent! I love oatmeal and pumpkin soooo much! Fantastic breakfast!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Pumpkin makes it SO creamy!! Enjoy!

  12. Christy @ My Invisible Crown Avatar
    Christy @ My Invisible Crown

    I’m always looking for new ways to use chia seeds so I love this recipe!!! :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Me too!! I hope you like this Christy!

  13. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent Avatar
    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent

    What a great idea to add pumpkin to oatmeal! I totally need to try this :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Once I started doing it I never looked back. So rich and creamy but healthy!!

  14. Courtney @ Neighborfood Avatar
    Courtney @ Neighborfood

    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!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahah I do too!! That’s why I started doing this! Plus it adds so much nutrition. Enjoy!

  15. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet Avatar
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    LOVE this! What a fabulous fall breakfast idea!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you Anna!! So simple but really delicious.

  16. Sheila Avatar
    Sheila

    I am so making this! I love all things pumpkin too. We be pumpkin sistahs ;)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I just can’t quit pumpkin – it’s so dang good!! I bet you make a good pumpkin pie. ;)

  17. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe Avatar
    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    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!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes this is perfect for that!! Smoothies too. I always have some leftover in the fridge for just that. :)

  18. Amy @ The Little Honey Bee Avatar
    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee

    So yummy!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you Amy!! Enjoy!

  19. steph@stephsbitebybite Avatar
    steph@stephsbitebybite

    Oh yeah!! Pumpkin oats are one of my favorites!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Steph!! Me too. :)

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