Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Caramel Sauce


What do you get when you combine oats, pumpkin, caramel, and walnuts along with some sweet spices? You get a nutritious and incredible breakfast with three, yes three Superfoods (some may say four if you count the cinnamon)! And the best part, it tastes like pie. I will admit there is quite a bit of sugar in this recipe but if it didn’t have it just wouldn’t be near as good. At least it has a lot less than the real thing =).
Many of us are always labeling recipes with “Christmas morning breakfast,” well what about Thanksgiving or even Halloween breakfast? The other holidays should have their own fancy breakfasts too, and I think this would make the perfect fit.
Indulge a little and be sure to get a drizzling of the caramel sauce with every bite. In my opinion a pumpkin pie shouldn’t be left without some kind of caramel sauce or dulce de leche, to me they are just meant to go together. That’s why I would say don’t omit the caramel sauce, it’s a must. It’s the highlight of this recipe. Enjoy and indulge in the flavors of fall!

…like I said, every bite needs a little bit of caramel sauce

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Caramel Sauce

Yield: 1 serving

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Caramel Sauce


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk*
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ginger
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp caramel sauce or caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans, optional


  • In a large microwave safe bowl, whisk together oats, milk, buttermilk, pumpkin puree, light-brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Microwave mixture on HIGH power for 3 1/2 minutes, then allow oatmeal to rest a few minutes (for a thinner consistency, if desired, pour in additional milk or you could use half and half). Drizzle oatmeal with caramel sauce and sprinkle with optional chopped nuts. Serve warm.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy


*or an additional 1/4 cup milk plus 3/4 tsp lemon juice



  • Ashlee Christopher: WOW you are so talented this looks like the best thing I have ever seen!!!! August 31, 2012 at 3:56pm Reply

  • Anonymous: yum! can’t wait to try this! August 31, 2012 at 6:08pm Reply

  • Bre: Um… YUM. I want this for dinner! August 31, 2012 at 6:24pm Reply

  • Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking}: I love the creativity in this recipe, and the health factor! Super yummm!! Your photos are awesome btw! September 1, 2012 at 9:15am Reply

  • holly: I recently tried your peaches and cream flavour. September 1, 2012 at 3:09pm Reply

  • Angela @ AnotherBitePlease: Um…wow. We have oatmeal almost every morning for breakfast. My boys would love! September 1, 2012 at 4:37pm Reply

  • Joan: I love oatmeal and pumpkin and cannot wait to try this recipe! September 2, 2012 at 6:53pm Reply

  • Nupur: Ohh So Delicious !!! September 3, 2012 at 8:45am Reply

  • Anonymous: just tried it…Dee-lish! Thanks
    September 4, 2012 at 11:55am Reply

  • Jeanne: This might make even me like oatmeal!! January 8, 2013 at 3:04pm Reply

  • Nicole: I tried it and it was delicious! But I didn’t use the carmel sauce, and added vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice. Can’t wait to make this again! April 26, 2013 at 6:46am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you like it Nicole! Thanks for your comment! April 26, 2013 at 9:47am Reply

  • Annette Bowman: I just came upon your website and every recipe looks more amazing than the next. Can’t wait to try them all! September 11, 2013 at 5:04am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love them Annette! September 11, 2013 at 10:46am Reply

  • JD @ Honest Mom: OMG. I eat oatmeal almost every day when it’s cold out. I can’t wait to try this!! October 28, 2013 at 3:56pm Reply

  • Andy Rodgers: I modified the recipe to fit my diabetic diet. I used a low carb packet of brown sugar maple oatmeal with flax seed and the pumpkin puree, spices. It was delicious. I appreciate your recipe. Tweaking recipes to suit my diet is something I do often. October 22, 2014 at 5:14pm Reply

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