{ Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Candied Pecans }

Although it's not quite officially Fall, that doesn't mean you can't get a head start on all the incredible flavors of the season. (Pumpkin is definitely at the top of my list - so brace yourselves for an influx of pumpkin recipes within the next couple of months...)

First up, this wonderfully delicious Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal that happens to taste just like - you guessed it - pumpkin pie. Top with some warm maple syrup & homemade candied pecans, and you're set.

Watch the quick video above, or read on for more info on this oatmeal - reinvented!

First of all, it's crucial to use steel cut oats. Personally, I was never a huge fan of oatmeal until I tried steel cut oats - they're chewier, nuttier, & much more hardy than rolled oats. And a lot less likely to turn into pure mush (a pet peeve when it comes to oatmeal.)

They're also really easy to make. Just bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a deep pot. Once boiling, add in 1 cup of steel cut oats, lower the heat, and stir. Continue to cook and occasionally stir the oats for about 15-20 minutes, until the water is absorbed and the oats are tender.

Once the oats are ready, add 1/3 cup of milk, 1/3 cup of pure pumpkin, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 tsp. of vanilla, & a few dashes of cinnamon to the pot. 

Stir it all together & serve it up!

Don't forget to top it off with a drizzle of warm maple syrup & a sprinkle of candied pecans.


3 cups water
1 cup steel cut oats
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup pure pumpkin
1/4 cup brown sugar
a few dashes of cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla

{ top with warm maple syrup



  1. This looks AMAZING! And your video was so fun to watch!Great editing:) xo, Hayley www.dailydoseofdarling.com

  2. Aw yay!!! Thanks Hayley, so happy you like it! And the oatmeal tastes just as delicious as it looks - trust me :)