Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Caramel Sauce

Published August 31, 2012. Updated April 15, 2024

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Caramel Sauce is the luxurious, comforting breakfast or brunch dish that features moist pumpkin, sugar, spice, and everything nice! Try this for a fancy autumn brunch or special breakfast!

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.

You can experiment with this recipe to make it a little healthier, if you want. Try protein oats, adding some egg whites or blended cottage cheese, or a scoop of vanilla protein powder! Adding more nuts and skipping the caramel would also make it healthier, but trust me—you’re gonna want that caramel!

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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. Just get ready for it to become a tradition, because one taste of this oatmeal and your whole family will be asking for it again!

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!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Caramel Sauce

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

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Caramel Sauce

A decadent fall breakfast!
Servings: 1
Prep5 minutes
Cook5 minutes
Ready in: 10 minutes


  • 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