Powered Up Pumpkin Oatmeal

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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 pumpkin oatmeal 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.

Pug chewing on a bone.

No, it’s not playtime.

Yes, I’m serious.

…Yes, the kennel.

Pug laying on a bed.

So these must be puppy dog eyes, then.

Pug with a bone.

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.

Pumpkin oatmeal with pumpkin, bran, and egg whites in a bowl with a green spoon.
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Powered Up Pumpkin Oats

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


This pumpkin oatmeal is powered up with pumpkin, bran, and egg whites. This is my all-time favorite oatmeal for the morning!


  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup fiber or bran cereal (i.e. Fiber One original)
  • 1 cup water or milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup egg whites, beaten
  • 1/4 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.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pumpkin oatmeal, oatmeal recipe, healthy oatmeal

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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. Pinch of Yum Logo

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

    Enjoy your time off with your family 🙂

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    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.

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    Lizabeth K.

    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….)

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      It’s the perfect pre-Thanksgiving breakfast! As for the egg whites, it’s a little weird in theory, but if you make sure to stir or whisk as you add them, it’s just really creamy and yummy. 🙂

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        Lizabeth K.

        Hmmmm… just might provide enough protein to give me the strength to eat all the food I can!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    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.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet

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

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

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

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    Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents

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

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

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

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      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. 🙂