Oatmeal may not be quite as fast as cereal to prep, but studies show it'll keep you full longer Effects of oatmeal and corn flakes cereal breakfasts on satiety, gastric emptying, glucose, and appetite-related hormones. Geliebter, A., Grillot, C.L., Aviram-Friedman, R., et al. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2015;66(2-3):93-103. Acute effect of oatmeal on subjective measures of appetite and satiety compared to a ready-to-eat breakfast cereal: a randomized crossover trial. Rebello, C.J., Johnson W.D., Martin, C.K., et al. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2013;32(4):272-9.. This take on the Thanksgiving favorite has all those familiar, comforting flavors so you can enjoy a taste of the holiday any day of the year.

Recipe adapted from Oh She Glows.

9 Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)
  • Pinch cinnamon (optional)

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 304
  • Protein 12 g
  • Carbs 41 g
  • Fiber 6 g
  • Sugars 16 g
  • Sodium 404 mg
  • Fat 11 g
  • Saturated 5 g


  1. In a pot over medium heat, cook oats and milk until boiling.
  2. Turn heat to medium-low and add pumpkin. Stir for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add spices and vanilla, and stir frequently for another 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Pour into a bowl and add toppings as desired.