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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Recipe Notes

*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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