Apple Pumpkin Oatmeal with Maple Pecan Crumble
This easy to make and healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal is dotted with apples and topped with sweet and crunchy pecans. It’s the perfect autumn breakfast!
Goooood morning, sunshine! Yes, I'm calling you sunshine. I hope you're ok with that. It's just that with autumn creeping near and chilly mornings upon us I think we all need a little extra love.
I don't know about you, but when I wake up and the air is chilly all I want to do is shut off my alarm, pull the covers over my head, and wait till the world warms up. I should have been born a bear so I could eat all summer and sleep/ hide away from the cold all winter. Doesn't that sound perfect?
I'm not going to lie, it was dreaming about this warm bowl of apple pumpkin oatmeal that coaxed me out of my toasty warm bed this morning. That and the fact that I get to share this bowl of deliciousness with you.
It is a bit odd since normally I'm not a fan of oatmeal. It's just too bland, boring (yawn) and mushy for my taste. If you feel the same, don't run away from me yet.
This apple pumpkin oatmeal you see here is an oatmeal game-changer. It's full of bring-on-autumn pumpkin pie flavor (not bland!), in every bite you get a soft bite of sweet apple (not boring!) and the best part is the sweet and crunchy maple pecan crumble (not mushy!)
Pumpkin oatmeal is totally where it's at.
I'm about 100% sure that this pumpkin oatmeal is going to be my #1 reason for getting out of bed from now until spring. It's a good thing that it's easy enough to make while I'm waiting for the coffee to brew and quick enough to make that I can press snooze a time or twenty.
I think we should both make a pound of the maple pecans to have on hand for those mornings when twenty snoozes just aren't enough. If you have the pecans ready to go, you can whip this up in just 5 minutes.
Pumpkin oatmeal just might turn me into a morning person yet. Gasp!
Also, try this delicious apple cinnamon oatmeal!
If you love oatmeal, make sure to check out our other oatmeal recipes:
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Berry Chia Jam
- Coconut Triple Chocolate Oatmeal with Chia Power Crunch Clusters
- Whipped Almond Butter Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas
- Tropical Summer Coconut Oatmeal
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Favorite Fall Breakfast Recipes
- Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake
- Chocolate Nut Superfood Granola
- Healthy Pumpkin Muffins
Apple Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe
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- ¼ cup pecans
- 1 ½ teaspoons maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon butter, dairy-free if needed
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 cup rolled oats, gluten-free if needed
- 1 small apple, diced
- ½ cup canned pumpkin pie mix, see notes
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Turn your oven to 425 degrees. Line a small baking dish with parchment paper and add the pecans to the dish. Toast the pecans in your oven for 5 minutes. Note: you don't have to wait for your oven to finish preheating. When the pecans are lightly browned, take them out of the oven and toss them with the maple syrup, butter and sea salt. Put them back in the oven for 2-3 minutes, keeping a close eye on them so they don't burn.¼ cup pecans, 1 ½ teaspoons maple syrup, ¼ teaspoon butter, 1 pinch sea salt
- While the pecans are in the oven, begin cooking the oatmeal. In a small pot over medium-high heat add the rolled oats, 3 cups of water and the diced apple and bring it to a boil. Let it cook, stirring occasionally until it thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the pumpkin and cinnamon.1 cup rolled oats, 1 small apple, ½ cup canned pumpkin pie mix, ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Serve the pumpkin oatmeal topped with the maple pecan crumble.
Wow, and I thought oatmeal was boring! I can’t wait to try this, it takes oatmeal to a totally different level. That may be breakfast tomorrow?. By the way, one of your brussels sprouts recipes was at Christmas dinner.
That’s so awesome to hear! Happy new year!!
This looks so delish, but I’m not a fan of pumpkin (I know, gasp!) Do you think I could use sweet potato as a comparable substitute? Thanks!
Gasp is right! 🙂
I haven’t tried it with sweet potato, but it’s definitely worth a shot. I honestly find them quite similar so I bet it would totally work!
Oh. My. Goodness. This is the breakfast of my DREAMS!! So autumn-y and cozy. I love it!! 😀
Kristen, this looks like the oatmeal of my dreams! I love porridge and I love pumpkin spice everything. Why hasn’t this happened in my kitchen yet?! <3 🙂 Lovely recipe!
You should make it happen! 🙂
Oh my, Kristen. You can call me whatever you want so long as I have this in the morning! I love, love, love this recipe! Welcome fall and all of its warm spiced dishes. Pinning, Yumming, making!
Ha ha I love it!! Thanks for the pin!!
OMG these photos are making my mouth water! I am totally excited about FALL!
I actually love oatmeal, in all forms — even plain! But make it fancy like this, and I REALLLLLY love it. The perfect fall breakfast!
It really is perfect for those chilly mornings where you need something warm and sweet to take the chill off. 🙂
This looks absolutely DIVINE, Kristen! I just posted a recipe for baked pumpkin spice oatmeal and was going to do an adaptation of it into a simple bowl, but you beat me to it! I love all that runny maple syrup, pecans, and gorgeous orange color that’s so quintessentially fall! Pinned!
Great minds think alike! I’ve never thought of baking oatmeal before … I’m going to check out your recipe!
This oatmeal looks so delicious. I definitely agree with you about regular old mushy oatmeal. Steel cut oats are so different and I love seeing new variations to try. 🙂
Love that I’m not alone on the whole mushy oatmeal thing! Usually when I say that I get looked at like I’m crazy lol 🙂
I love it when oatmeal season comes round again – no more cold cereal for me 😉 this looks yummy, love that nutty topping!
Thanks, Becca! It is great to switch around the ol’ breakfast routine, isn’t is? 🙂
This does sounds like a good way to get started after waking up to a chilly morning.
It definitely is! It warmed me right up. 🙂
You don’t like oatmeal, Kristen? I’ll never stop by this blog again, haha:) This is pretty great stuff you’ve got here. I’ve never incorporated pumpkin in oatmeal, and that sounds fantastic! Perhaps I should make a baked version of this deliciousness! Well done, indeed.
Ha ha I hope you can forgive me! At least I like THIS oatmeal. 😉
A baked version sounds delicious. You should totally do it!
O…you just combined all the greatest things of Fall! I would wake-up to this EVERY DAY! So delicious dear!
I could too! Here’s to breakfast that’ll coax us out of bed on chilly fall mornings. 🙂