Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

The best cozy fall breakfast, this pumpkin baked oatmeal is made with oats, pumpkin, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. It’s vegan and gluten-free.

It’s pumpkin season!!! Who’s excited?! I am such a pumpkin fan I actually enjoy pumpkin treats year round. Yes, grocery stores sell pumpkin puree all year long… not just in the fall. Perfect for those of us who don’t limit our pumpkin consumption to a few months a year.

Anyhow, I’m sure you’ve noticed, but there’s a baked oatmeal theme around here lately and each month I release a new seasonal baked oatmeal recipe. Last month was apple cinnamon baked oatmeal (which is delish, btw) and now it’s time to break out the pumpkin and make this pumpkin baked oatmeal!

Square baking dish with pumpkin baked oatmeal topped with chopped walnuts. The dish is resting on a dish cloth and a bowl of walnuts is to the side.

As you know, baked oatmeal is a nutrient rich breakfast, super easy to make AND can be prepped in advance for a delicious weekend brunch or healthy breakfasts all week.

A spatula is lifting a slice of pumpkin baked oatmeal out of a baking dish.

Baked Oatmeal for Meal Prep

I like to make a baked oatmeal on Sunday and then portion out daily servings into glass storage containers to place in the fridge. Every morning I can just open the fridge, pop the baked oatmeal in the microwave or toaster oven to reheat and boom! I’ve got a breakfast that I’m excited about. You know, the one that you think about as you’re falling asleep?

Who said healthy food has to be boring?!

I let the pumpkin spices do the talkin’ in this recipe, but if you want to add some flavors, I think chocolate chips and/or dried cranberries would be great additions! You’ll have to let me know if you try one of these variations.

Ingredients in Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

  • rolled oats
  • spicespumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt.
  • unsweetened almond milk – you can swap in any milk here!
  • canned pumpkin – make sure the ingredient list is just pureed pumpkin. Don’t accidentally buy pumpkin pie filling because it has added sugar.
  • pure maple syrup – this is used to sweeten the oatmeal bake and for drizzling on top, if you’d like.
  • pecans or walnuts – the perfect way to add some healthy fats and a little crunch.

Mixing bowl with batter for the pumpkin baked oatmeal. The mixture is pumpkin, almond milk, walnuts and old fashioned oats. Batter is getting mixed with a spatula.

How to Make Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

If you’ve made a baked oatmeal before, you know how easy it is. There are 4 main steps: prep, mix, pour, bake!

1. Prep: Prep the baking dish. Spray with cooking spray or spread a light layer of coconut oil over the dish.

2. Mix: In a large bowl, mix the oats, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt. Add in the almond milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, flaxseed, coconut oil and vanilla. Stir well to combine and then gently fold in the nuts.

3. Pour: Super easy step here. 😉 Pour the oatmeal mixture into your prepared baking dish and scatter a few extra nuts on top.

4. Bake: Last step! Bake at 375ºF for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden and the center is set. Serve warm with a little extra maple syrup or almond milk on top.

Slice of pumpkin baked oatmeal topped with walnuts and maple syrup. Oatmeal is on a plate with a gold spoon.

Like this recipe? Try my other baked oatmeal recipes:

If you try this pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below to let me know how it turns out! Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other EBF followers.

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A spatula is lifting a slice of pumpkin baked oatmeal out of a baking dish.

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6


The best cozy fall breakfast, this pumpkin baked oatmeal is made with oats, pumpkin, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. It’s vegan and gluten-free.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped and divided
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Add in the milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, flaxseed, coconut oil and vanilla. Stir well to combine and gently add in 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts. 
  5. Carefully pour oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Scatter the remaining pecans/walnuts across the top.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top golden and center is set. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Portion and serve. Drizzle each portion with maple syrup if you want it a bit sweeter.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 276mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 5g

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  1. Sounds delicious and can’t wait to make it. Can I mix it up the night before and bake it the next morning?

    Also what can I use as a substitute for pumpkin pie spice. My husband doesn’t like cloves.


    • Hey Carol – you could just use a combo of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

      As far as prepping it in advance, I usually don’t recommend this with baked oatmeal because the oats will soak up the liquid overnight and it might turn out dry, but there’s two options to save time: 1) You could combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, cover and leave out on the counter overnight, then just add in your wet ingredients in the morning. 2). You could mix everything besides the milk together in a big bowl and place it in the fridge overnight. The next morning, stir in the milk until combined, pour batter into your prepared baking dish and bake! The coconut oil will be solid after sitting in the fridge overnight, but since you mixed it in melted the day before it should still be well dispersed. It also might take a little extra cook time since it’s going in the oven cold. Let me know what you end up trying!

  2. Just made this for breakfast, and it was a big hit with the whole family. Good flavour, and nice that you can control the sweetness with adding extra maple syrup (or not). The 4 & 6-year-olds just asked for seconds!

  3. This is the second of Brittany’s recipes I’ve made (first was her peach pie overnight oats. YUM!). It is WAAAY delicious and filling! Super easy and quick to whip up. I used dairy milk in the mix and also a splash on top along with a drizzle of maple syrup and pecans. I can’t wait for breakfast every day this week!

    • Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear!! I’m so glad you loved this recipe, Stacey. Thanks so much for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  4. Making this NOW! Didn’t see the flax before I started – any substitutions ? So excited to try this!

  5. I just made this recipe for the first time and it was wonderful! Your site has so many great options for meal prep! Thank you!

  6. What can you sub for the oatmeal ??? That’s waaay too many carbs but the idea sounds delicious and the rest would totally work !!

  7. Delicious! So, I didn’t have flaxseed nor did I possess the good common sense to add an egg in its place. However, that being said, even without either of those ingredients, it still turned out fantastic. The flavors are perfect for this time of year. I almost feel like I’m eating dessert. I mean, I could be if I add a dollop of whipped cream or some vanilla ice cream, but oh, here I am trying to be healthy. Thanks for a great recipe! Hoping it reheats well over the course of the week.

    • So glad this baked oatmeal recipe was a hit, Laura! It will definitely reheat well over the week. I typically reheat baked oatmeal per slice in the toaster oven or regular oven. You can also use a microwave too. 🙂

  8. Love this recipe! This was my first baked oatmeal, and the whole family enjoyed. DD said it reminded her of Pumpkin Kringle from Trader Joe’s, which is high praise! 🙂 Thank you for including nutrition info! Will be trying more from your site…Based on what I had in my pantry, I used 1% milk in place of almond milk and 1 egg + 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts in place of the flaxseed.

  9. Hello! Once I make the bake, how do I store it? Does it have to be stored in the fridge or can I place the bake in a container and keep it in a cupboard? Thank you in advance!

  10. Is it possible to omit the ground flaxseed or should I substitute it with a whole egg? Thanks. I can’t wait to try this!

  11. I don’t have ground flaxseed on hand. Is it necessary or can I replace it with something else? Wheat germ, maybe?

  12. This is a great recipe – love the ingredients and low amount of sugar. Perfect for breakfast and meal prep.

  13. I made this for a work breakfast and it was delicious! Loved the clean ingredients and the fact that it wasn’t full of sugar. Thank you for a great, healthy recipe!

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Kristen! I’m really glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it! <3

  14. Hi Brittany, I would like to make this for brunch but I will need at least enough for a 9×13 pan. If I doubled the recipe, would it be sufficient for a 9×13 pan? Thanks!

  15. Was ABSOLUTELY delicious, I had to substitute a few things because I didnt have flaxseed or coconut oil…used chia seeds & olive oil & extra pecans!

  16. This is a great way to eat a healthy breakfast at work. I’m going to make the other varieties, so I can change flavors.

  17. I love this recipe! It’s so simple to make and I can just throw it in the oven and wash the dishes before its done cooking! I have tweaked the recipe by adding a little stevia instead of the maple syrup and I used walnuts, pecans, and pumpkin seeds on top! My family loves it!

  18. My 5yr old always selects this as her favorite baked oatmeal flavor! I’ve already made it 4 times this season

  19. ❤️So easy to prepare and nutritional. Double batched and froze the second one. Individually wrapped for weekday breakfast.

    • Woo-hoo! I love making a double batch of recipes! Thanks for trying this baked oatmeal, I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying it. And thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating, I so appreciate it!

  20. It’s a winner! I made this pumpkin baked oatmeal and love it! Had a piece every morning- heated it up with a bit of butter and maple syrup. Will definetly make it again!

  21. Made this for Sunday family breakfast this morning. It was truly delightful and everyone loved it! It’s a great fall treat. We added small scoops of plain Greek yogurt and non-dairy (almond milk) yogurt to the top. I highly recommend this recipe!

    • I am so happy to hear that this recipe was a hit with the family, Emmeline! I’m sure it was delicious with the added yogurt on top. I so appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and star rating. The ratings are super helpful! <3

  22. Just made this and it was delicious! I threw in a whole 15oz can of pumpkin and some extra oats and it turned out great. Thank you for this Recipe!

    • Oh nice! Love that you were able to use the whole can of pumpkin. Thanks for sharing and for taking the time to come back and leave a comment (and star rating) on the recipe. I really appreciate it!

  23. This is amazing with wonderful flavor! I love baking something on Sunday to enjoy for brunch and then during the week ahead. I did have to bake it quite a bit longer, and it was a teensy bit wet in the center. It has hardened up and now perfect after chilling in the fridge. Thank you for the recipe! Five stars in my book.

  24. This has been such a wonderful breakfast option with some Greek yogurt to up the protein count. I experimented with 1/8 tsp of ancho powder so I might add a bit of dried fruit as topping to balance out the chili next time.

    • Not sure if the 5⭐️ made it with my earlier review but I had this bake for breakfast this morning and it is both tasty and filling! Congrats on another winner🎊

    • Yay! I’m so pumped to hear that you enjoyed the baked pumpkin oatmeal recipe, Allison. And thank you so much for coming back to leave a comment and star rating on the recipe. I appreciate it so much!

  25. Is it supposed to turn out super moist? I had to bake it twenty minutes longer than it says to, and it still came out pretty wet. It hardened up a bit in the fridge though and is really yummy!

    • Hi Rebekah. It should be moist but not overly moist. Did you change anything about the recipe? And what kind of pumpkin did you use? I feel like some canned pumpkin has more liquid than others!

  26. Am I missing how much of each to add to make it? I really want to try it but I’m not a “wing it” with baking kind of person

  27. Looks incredible! Planning to make for this weekend. Any suggestion on making ahead of time? Make and freeze then defrost and cook? Mix and have ready to go (how long would it keep in refrigerator?)? Cook and refrigerate then reheat?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions! Wanted to make Thursday for eating on Sunday morning.

    • Hi Jamie. You can make it on Thursday and then reheat the portions for serving on Sunday morning! I make baked oatmeal all the time for meal prep and that’s what I do. OR you could prep the mix and store that in the fridge until Sunday morning and then bake it. I think this should work fine, but I haven’t tested it so I can’t say for sure. The batter will definitely last in the fridge, my only concern is that the oats might soak up too much of the liquid while sitting and may affect the texture of the baked oatmeal? One idea would be to mix everything together expect the almond milk, keep the mix in the fridge, add the almond milk Sunday morning, pour in the pan and bake! Let me know what you decide to try and how it turns out.

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