Dorm Room Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Published October 31, 2014

By Karen Biton-Cohen

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal in a mug with pecans on top

This seasonal favorite is the perfect breakfast to warm you up on those brisk mornings, and it’s filling enough to keep you going until lunch.

prep time: 3 minutes
cook time: 2 minutes
total time: 5 minutes


  • microwave
  • microwave-safe bowl
  • microwave-safe cover
  • spoon
  • can opener


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • (optional) toppings: chopped pecans, maple syrup


    Step 1: Combine the oats and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover.

    Step 2: Microwave on HIGH for 1½ minutes.

    Step 3: Remove carefully and stir with a spoon

    Step 4: Fold in the pumpkin puree and spice mix. Mix well.

  • Pumpkin puree mixing with Oatmeal

    Step 5: Pop back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. Serve with chopped pecans and maple syrup, if desired.