Powered Up Pumpkin Oatmeal

Powered Up Pumpkin Oats

Let me tell you what’s powered up. Me getting half of my report cards done more than a week ahead of time. That right there is powered up.

But in order to help you fully appreciate the sticky brown sugary yet wholesome goodness of this breakfast that somehow makes you a superperson for the day, let’s back up.

To the night before.  It’s 11:00pm, and Bjork and I are getting ready for bed.  And maybe it’s more like 9:00 pm, but whatever.

Enter pug-sitting dilemma.


No, it’s not playtime.

Yes, I’m serious.

…Yes, the kennel.


So these must be puppy dog eyes, then.

Puppy Eyes

Us – 0.  Josie the pug – 1.

We’re in for trouble if this scenario was any indication of what our parenting will be like.  Hello Mr. and Mrs. Push Over.

And hello bleary-eyed morning power pug walk.

And hellohh dreamy creamy spicy warm powered up oatmeal loaded with fiber, protein, and wholesomeness.  I’m not really sure what wholesomeness is but it tastes amazing sprinkled with brown sugary crumbles.  Messy overflowing bowl?  I can deal.

Powered Up Pumpkin Oats


5.0 from 2 reviews
Powered Up Pumpkin Oats
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Serves: 1
  • ⅓ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup fiber or bran cereal (i.e. Fiber One original)
  • 1 cup water or milk
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup egg whites, beaten
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • pumpkin pie spices, to taste (I use cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and allspice)
  • cream, milk, or evaporated milk optional
  1. Combine oats, cereal, water or milk, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil until and stir until mixture starts to thicken slightly.
  2. With one hand, pour in the egg whites and stir continuously with the other hand (if you don't, the egg whites will get scrambled, which is not yummy).
  3. Mix in pumpkin, sugar, and seasoning and heat until warmed through. Serve immediately with desired toppings.
I often top mine with butter. Shh.

Nutrition Facts

OK, I promise not to post any more pug pictures, except for possibly 4-7 more.

And now’s the part where you go make this for breakfast every day for the rest of your life, which is what I already do, and, well, it rocks.  Seriously.  Yum.

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  1. Hands down some of the best looking oatmeal I’ve seen!

  2. Delectable looking way to entice people to eat more Fiber One 😉 Just lovely.

    Enjoy your time off with your family :)

  3. This oatmeal looks amazing! I love the overflow of brown sugar :) High five on the report cards! And totally puppy dog eyes. My dog walks every morning because I’m a total sucker for the pretty please look he gives me.

  4. Oh yum. I love adding eggs to oats, but I’ve never tried eggs + pumpkin!!!!

  5. I’ve never added egg in oats – what a great way to punp this up!

  6. Lizabeth K. says:

    Oatmeal always gets my attention – you just might convince me to try egg whites in my oats!!! (Or at least have some pumpkin oats to fuel me up for a huge Thanksgiving dinner….)

  7. Oh yeah! I need to try this soon, they look fluffly and sticky, filling and comforting…It’s just the perfect breakfast:)

  8. I’ve never been much of an oatmeal eater, but I always think I should start. Somewhere. Probably like with an oatmeal cookie. . . .
    Seriously though – I could eat this one, it looks REALLY good – especially with brown sugar and shh-ed butter.

  9. Don’t stop the pug photos, I’m loving them! This is my kind of breakfast:-)

  10. I love everything about this. I’m a massive oatmeal fan and of course I love pumpkin pie – great way to combine them!

  11. Oh. my. cuteness. I love the pug! So absolutely adorable!

  12. These are awesome, yet again. Reposting on Facebook…..yet again.

  13. What a lovely idea, definetly a must try.
    & also i’ve been checking out your blog and it’s delicious, i love it. <3

  14. This might be a ridiculous question, but where can I find pumpkin puree?

    • Most grocery stores should have it this time of year! It’s usually with the canned vegetables or baking stuff. It’s similar to Pumpkin Pie Filling but without the sugar. :)

  15. Mmmmm, like eating a bowl full of pumpkin pie filling! Thankyou!

  16. what can i use instead of cereal? all i have is quinoa, buckwheat and some homemade granola.

  17. Hey this recipe was a big hit at home this morning ! thanks!

  18. I see this post is a couple years old, but I’m going to comment anyway. I’m going to try this, but I’m going to use steel cut oats soaked over night in water (1 scoop oats, 3 cups of water), add the rest of the ingredients in the morning, then cook it in my rice cooker. I think I’ll stir in the egg whites when it’s done cooking since it will be plenty hot enough to cook them.

  19. I guess I should add the also stir in the pumpkin after it has done cooking, when I add the egg whites. Can’t wait to try it!

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