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Healthy Pumpkin Stovetop Oatmeal

There’s nothing cozier in the fall than a big, warm bowl of oatmeal. I mean, it seriously doesn’t get more comforting than this! Made on the stovetop, these oats are the perfect texture- so creamy. With the added fall flavors of maple and pumpkin- your day has to go well after starting the day with this yummy bowl. Get ready to become obsessed with this healthy pumpkin stovetop oatmeal.

healthy pumpkin stovetop oatmeal in a white bowl

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Stovetop Oatmeal:

There’s something about stovetop oatmeal that makes it tastes 10x better than microwave oatmeal. Obviously you have to do what you have time for but I highly recommend making them on the stove. It takes about 8 extra minutes (10 total minutes compared to 2 in the microwave) but stovetop oats are so much creamier.

How to make stovetop oatmeal: You add your oats and milk together in a pot, bring to simmer, then add in the rest of the flavors that you need in the recipe. You’ll let the other ingredients mix in with the oats and milk combo. This is the longest part but truly it’s so worth it! Give the stovetop method a try and let me know what you think. I personally think it’s a game changer.

healthy pumpkin stovetop oatmeal in a white bowl

Why I Love Pumpkin:

I love pumpkin mostly because I love the flavor in both sweet and savory dishes. The fact that you can use a can of pumpkin to make chili or pasta and also use it to make a delicious brownie is incredible. I love being able to make the most out of ingredients that I buy. Also it’s packed with vitamins which is pretty cool too 😉

Here’s a great article from a website I love (Well +Good always has great information) about pumpkin benefits. I’ll give a quick summary here. Just a reminder I’m not a doctor so this is information is my own personal research.

It’s packed with vitamins, especially Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps with your eye health, a lot of foods with the bright orange color from beta carotene do! Pumpkin has a lot of Vitamin C which has what seems to have basically endless health benefits. It’s said to be immune boosting and help increase collagen production, which I love. I am collagen obsessed over here so I am very into that. Speaking of collagen…

healthy pumpkin stovetop oatmeal in a white bowl

Why I Add Collagen:

I love adding collagen daily to my coffee and often into recipes. So for my healthy stovetop pumpkin oatmeal of course I had to add a scoop! Again, I’m not a doctor so always consult with yours or do some research before adding supplements into your diet. But I’ve been taking collagen for years and seriously love it.

I started taking it when I was training for a marathon back in college and have continued ever since. I think it helps a lot with my bone/joint health. Plus my nails grow like crazy when I’m taking it!

It’s totally tasteless and dissolves right in to hot coffee. I like brands that are grass fed and pasture raised. In this recipe I used Further Food collagen. You can use code “choosingbalance” to get 15% off at checkout on their site or I’ve linked it here.

Other Oatmeal Recipes:

Healthy Brownie Oatmeal

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Cranberry Apple Baked Oatmeal

gluten free baked oatmeal with yogurt on top in a cast iron skillet on a wood board .

Overnight Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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More Fall Recipes:

Paleo Pumpkin Donuts

paleo pumpkin donuts on a white plate with a 3 ingredient icing

Maple Paleo Donuts

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Oatmeal, Gluten Free Oatmeal, Maple Syrup, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Further Food Collagen

Healthy Pumpkin Stovetop Oatmeal

Healthy Pumpkin Stovetop Oatmeal that is an easy plant based fall breakfast. It can easily be made gluten free and is ready in 15 minutes. The stovetop method is easy but makes the texture perfect. Your new go to fall breakfast.

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
healthy pumpkin stovetop oatmeal in a white bowl


1 cup rolled oats 

1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 

1/4 cup pumpkin puree 

1/2 tsp cinnamon 

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 

1 tbsp maple syrup 

1 tbsp collagen* 


  1. Heat a pot over medium heat and add in the oatmeal and milk. 
  2. Let the oatmeal and milk heat until it’s bubbling a little bit. Then you’ll add in the remaining ingredients. 
  3. Mix in your pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, cinnamon, and collagen. Make sure it’s mixed in well. 
  4. Let the oatmeal simmer until the oats get soft, an additional 8-10 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat and enjoy! 
  6. Makes 2 servings


*Optional, I added it for additional protein. 

healthy pumpkin stovetop oatmeal in a white bowl