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.
More Pumpkin Favorites
- Vegan Pumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Healthy Baked Mac and Cheese with Pumpkin
- Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal
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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
- 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.