Recipe: Cozy Pumpkin Apple Oats

Pumpkin Apple Oats and Sweater Weather kitchen towel

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I love waking up with something cozy and warm, especially as we move into the winter months. Enter: my Cozy Pumpkin Apple Oats!

This oatmeal is thick, creamy, warm and full of all my favorite fall flavors. I topped mine with some maple-spieced walnuts, apple butter, and chopped apple, but you can use whatever toppings you wish! Nut butter or chocolate chips would also be delicious.

I whip up this single-serving bowl of oatmeal on weekdays as part of my daily routine. But double or even quadruple it, and it would also be a lovely breakfast to make for guests or lazy weekend mornings.

To go for a straight-up pumpkin version of these oats, you can substitute the apple cider for water or more milk of your choice. Enjoy!

Cozy Pumpkin Apple Oats

Serves: 1
Cook time: 8 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 c chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 one apple, diced
    • Apple butter or maple syrup
    • Warm almond milk or other milk, if desired


Maple-Spiced Walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place walnuts on a small baking sheet, toast for 4-7 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Toss nuts in maple, salt and cinnamon to coat.
To prepare oats on stovetop:
  1. In a small saucepan, toast the cinnamon and nutmeg on medium low heat for 30 seconds.
  2. Add oats, milk, cider, pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syrup, and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Cook for about 7-10 minutes until the oats are softened and cooked to desired consistency.
  4. Remove from heat and top with walnuts, apple butter or maple syrup, and diced apples.
To prepare oats in microwave:
  1. Combine all oatmeal ingredients a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 2 minutes or until oats are cooked through.

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