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Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal


October 15, 2013 by BettyCupcakes

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Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal | #pumpkin #oatmeal

I’ve started using Sunday nap time to get ahead for the week.  I call it my Sunday Cook-Up and I prep ingredients for the week, make dishes that will store well, and work on recipes for the blog.  This isn’t a new idea, but it’s definitely new to me.

This Sunday, I whipped up a batch of Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal for Sammy and I to eat for breakfast.  Usually pre-cooked oatmeal can get a bit gummy when you reheat it.  To solve that problem, I discovered that if you reheat it on the stove with a bit of water you can get that smooth, creamy, just-cooked texture.

Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal | #pumpkin #oatmeal

Despite Sam’s occasional pickiness, he ate an entire bowl of this.  I, of course, cleaned my bowl, too.  Have to set a good example.

To serve, I topped mine with a bit of Maple Cinnamon Granola and pumpkin butter.  It is a wonderful breakfast for a crisp autumn morning: warm and rich.

Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal | #pumpkin #oatmeal

Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana, ~1 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Add all the oats, water, milk, banana, pumpkin puree, sea salt, and pumpkin pie spice to a medium sauce pan.  Stir gently to combine.
  2. Place pan over medium heat.  Cook until it begins to bubble, about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Once the oatmeal begins to bubble, turn heat down to low and simmer until creamy and thick, about 10 minutes more.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and brown sugar.
  5. If you like your oatmeal thicker, cook 4-5 minutes more until it reaches your desired consistency.

To reheat:

  1. Add desired portion (~1 cup per person) to a small sauce pan.  Pour in a 1/4 cup of water. 
  2. Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until warm.

What do you put on top of your oatmeal?

  • This looks awesome and I love me some pumpkin! I’m going to pin this right now!

  • Kimberly says:

    This looks yummy! I eat oatmeal every morning, so I’m always looking for new recipes. Pinning right now.

  • Heather says:

    Hi Sarah. Thanks so much for linking up a few of your great posts to my Sweet Wednesday Link Party! This Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal looks SO delicious, Yum!

    Have a Sweet Day.

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