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Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin pie baked oatmeal made with Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, pumpkin puree, fall spices and maple syrup makes for a delicious make-ahead breakfast time option for the fall season. 

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This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company but all opinions are my own.

Nothing seems more fitting as a breakfast option on a cool fall morning than pumpkin pie baked oatmeal! Made with pantry staples like Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, pumpkin puree, fall spices and maple syrup, it will fill your whole house with the scent of fall as it bakes in your oven. 

As the fall is a super busy time for me (especially this one with the wedding coming up so soon!) I appreciate having a nourishing make ahead breakfast time option like pumpkin baked oatmeal as one of my go-tos when my days are busy. Baking this oatmeal recipe on a Sunday and having it for the next few days as a breakfast option is convenient and nourishing. 

I’ve been a fan of using Quaker Oats with breakfast and in my recipes for as long as I can remember and I’m excited to share this recipe with you and tell you more about a cause Quaker is committed to this year and how you can get involved! 

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Quaker Good Call Challenge

For more than 140 years, Quaker has stood by its belief that life’s circumstances should never be a barrier to good nutrition and that one small act can have a big impact on people facing food insecurity. As a dietitian I’m proud to partner with a company that is committed to helping tackle hunger and contributing to a solution to the food insecurity issues facing our country. 

Quaker, the official oatmeal sponsor of the NFL, is acting on this purpose by teaming up with Feeding America® and a few fan favorites – Drew Brees, Jerry Rice and Jerome Bettis – to encourage people to make a good call for themselves and others and help tackle hunger

As we enter the giving season, Quaker has committed to donating $125,000 to Feeding America – which can help secure at least 1.25 million meals* – and is asking others to join through the Quaker Good Call Challenge. Today, Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs across the country.

To join in, from now until Dec. 31, simply look for spare change around your home, collect it in an empty canister or container (like after you’ve enjoyed your Quaker Oats!), and take it to participating Coinstar locations (excludes NY, SD, and VT) and selecting Feeding America to submit your donation. 

*The monetary equivalent of meals will be donated. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. Quaker has committed $125,000.00. Valid: October 20 – December 31, 2021

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal 

Top slices of this delicious pumpkin pie oatmeal with creamy nut butter, pumpkin seeds, pecans or a drizzle of maple syrup for a breakfast option that’s great to enjoy all season long (this part is totally optional!). The flavors of pumpkin and oats go together so well and I just love the texture of this baked oatmeal recipe. It’s satisfying and nourishing thanks to oats! 

Check out more ways to use oats this holiday season here

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Ingredients for pumpkin pie baked oatmeal 

  • Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • ground flaxseed
  • baking powder
  • sea salt
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground or fresh ginger
  •  ground nutmeg
  • unsweetened almond milk
  • pumpkin puree
  • egg
  • pure maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • chopped pecans 
  • pumpkin seeds (on top)
best healthy pumpkin pie baked oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Pumpkin pie baked oatmeal made with Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, pumpkin puree, fall spices and maple syrup makes for a delicious make-ahead breakfast time option for the fall season.
Cook Time 8 hrs 11 mins


  • 2 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground or fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds on top


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×9” baking pan, set aside.
  • In a small whisk together the oats, flax seed, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg, almond milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and vanilla until combined. 
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until completely combined. Let sit for about 3-4 for the oats to absorb some of the liquid. Top with chopped pecans or pumpkin seeds if desired. 
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is set and slightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Slice and top with a drizzle of maple syrup. 

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie

Pumpkin pie is such a quintessential Thanksgiving dessert, and I’m giving my version a unique spin by infusing it with the flavors of a pumpkin spice latte!

Just a hint of coffee, mascarpone cheese, and whipped cream plus pumpkin pie spice on top give this pumpkin pie a richness that is reminiscent of the famous coffee house drink! Which by the way if you haven’t made my homemade pumpkin spice oat milk latte yet, now is the time!

Making a pumpkin pie is one of those things that I feel like a lot of us think is super intimidating, but after making this one (granted I didn’t make the pie crust) it can be way easier than you and I might have thought! You don’t need a fancy mixer, just a wooden spoon, the ingredients and a little bit of love to bake up a dessert everyone will love!

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If you follow me on Instagram then you know I am pumpkin obsessed, however my recipes in the pumpkin pie category were lacking, so I got to work on this one that is oh silky smooth!

Offer to be in charge of Thanksgiving dessert this year and impress your friends and family with this easy to make and super fun twist on pumpkin pie!

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Grab this beautiful white pumpkin topped pie dish here!

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie

  • store bough pie crust (or whichever homemade recipe you prefer)
  • pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • mascarpone cheese
  • brown sugar
  • cane sugar
  • eggs
  • brewed espresso
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • caramel sauce (optional)

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Impress your guests with this easy and delicious pumpkin pie inspired by the flavors in a pumpkin spice latte! It’s easy to make and full of that pumpkin flavor we all know and love. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 15 oz. can
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • 6 tbsp. brewed espresso
  • whipped cream optional
  • caramel sauce optional


  • Bring store bought pie crust to room temperature and unroll into a pie dish. 
  • In a large bowl combine pumpkin, sugars, mascarpone cheese, and pumpkin pie spice. 
  • Stir in eggs and espresso until combined.
  • Pour pumpkin mixture into piecrust.
  • Cover the pie crust edges with foil to prevent from burning. 
  • Bake 45- 50 minutes until the center is set. Let cool and chill within 2 hours 
  • Top slices with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and extra pumpkin pie spice! 
Keyword pumpkin pie; pumpkin spice latte pie

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Easy Pumpkin Pie (made with coconut milk)

Simple pumpkin pie made with coconut milk and an option to make it boozy for your holiday table! This recipe is simple to make and full of quintessential Thanksgiving flavor. A classic recipe you can fall back on for years to come! 

Some would argue that it’s not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie! I’ve made a lot of pumpkin recipes throughout the years, but never one for pie until now! I have to admit I’m not ready for homemade pie crust just yet, so I went with a frozen gluten-free crust I found at Whole Foods which worked perfectly in this recipe. If you need a little something something in your pie there’s an option to add bourbon or any other dark liquor you enjoy. I happened to have Bailey’s which worked great too.

easy pumpkin pie made with coconut milk

I know there’s a big debate between on which type of pie is the best on Thanksgiving, and you know what I will always choose no matter what! Here I’ve topped my pie with coconut flakes and pistachios with dried cranberries, but you can definitely get creative with other toppings you like. Nuts, oat crumble and of course whipped cream would be fantastic! Every year I make a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving dessert, but it’s great to have a variety of desserts on the table for everyone to choose from, and this pie is so simple and classic, it’s a must! If you’re looking for a fun bite-sized version check out this recipe for mini pumpkin spice latte pies too!

Whether it’s making dessert, an appetizer or a side dish, to me that’s what Thanksgiving is all about. As I get a little older I want to learn more of my mom’s classic recipes, make memories in the kitchen and experiment with new vegetables and flavors that could lead to something delicious. I’m just as grateful for the time spent in the kitchen with my mom making the different components of the meal as I am for sitting down and enjoying it together as a family! I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with lots of love, delicious food and lots of memories of togetherness made in between! That is the true spirit of this classic pumpkin pie.

If you need any other pumpkin inspiration for your holiday table be sure to check out my Once Upon a Pumpkin Cookbook with 50 pumpkin recipes both sweet and savory!



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Easy Pumpkin Pie (made with coconut milk)

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Nothing says Thanksgiving more than pumpkin pie! This classic and easy to make recipe is ready in no time and is sure to be a hit on your holiday table!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 1 pie


  • 9 ” frozen regular or gluten free pie crust
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 15- oz. can of pumpkin puree I like Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 12- oz. can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon or rum


  • Take the frozen pie crust out of the freezer, and place it on a baking sheet.
  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • In a large bowl, stir together sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, eggs, pumpkin puree and coconut milk. Add the alcohol if desired.
  • Use a spoon to stir it all together until it’s just combined.
  • Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 350 and bake for another 45 minutes, until the crust is nicely browned. *
  • Let cool completely, overnight in the fridge.
  • Top however you would like and enjoy!


*The pie filling will jiggle slightly in the middle, but it will set as it cools.
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Mini Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie Bites

Thanksgiving dessert. I say you either love making it from scratch or you prefer buying something pre-made at the store and calling it a day. Me? I sometimes like a little bit of both which is where these mini pumpkin spice latte pie bites come in. They’re great in terms of portion size considering there will probably be many other desserts decorating your holiday table and the part that you do have to make is simple.

mini pumpkin spice latte pie bites

Not only do they look super cute on the table but the addition of the espresso to the pumpkin pie batter gives it a hint of that pumpkin spice latte taste! I showed this dessert last year on The Jam during a segment highlighting healthy pumpkin treats for Thanksgiving  because compared to a full piece of pumpkin pie, these bites come in at less than half the calories.

I’m a big fan of my classic pumpkin swirl cheesecake (recipe available in the Once Upon a Pumpkin Cookbook!) as a Thanksgiving dessert, but not everyone is a cheesecake fan, which is why having something like these mini pumpkin pies helps to satisfy everyones ideal dessert craving.  Get creative with topping or stick to the original fall flavors of pecans and pumpkin seeds like I did here! A little dollop of whipped cream would also make for the perfect topping to this mini pumpkin spice latte pie bites.

mini pumpkin spice latte pie bites
mini pumpkin spice latte pie bites

Mini Pumpkin Spice Latte Pies

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Not only do these mini pumpkin pies look super cute on the table but the addition of the espresso to the batter gives it a hint of that pumpkin spice latte taste!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 18 mini pies


  • 1 package store-bought mini pie shells*
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp. espresso
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin spice coffee creamer or half & half
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • pecan pieces or pumpkin seeds for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, egg, espresso, and creamer. Mix well.
  • In the meantime, add mini pie crusts to a muffin tin coated in coconut oil or cooking spray.
  • Spoon about 2 tbsp. of the filling into each of the muffin tins.
  • Sprinkle pecan pieces and or pumpkin on top and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!


If you can’t find mini pie shells, use a regular pie crust and cut out mini circles. Add filling and gently fold the corners up so they resemble mini cups.




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I Tried All The Pumpkin Yogurts I Could Find And Here’s What You Need To Know

As if you didn’t already have enough choices when it comes to yogurts these days, bring on pumpkin season, and you’re head will be spinning as you go down the pumpkin rabbit hole for yogurt. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice, we’ve seen all the variations, but who is pump-KING of the dairy aisle? Let’s find out!
p.s. I am working with Wallaby to bring you a dreamy pumpkin recipe, but in the meantime all opinions of it are my own.
  1. Wallaby Spiced Pumpkin Whole Milk Yogurt—A new player in the pumpkin game for 2017, this whole-milk yogurt has a perfectly pumpkin tasting creamy texture. With every bite you will FALL more and more in love with its real pumpkin flavor. It pairs perfectly with granola on top! Bonus that studies show eating full-fat dairy actually helped people lose weight. Read fat does not make you fat—It keeps you full, which ultimately helps with hunger control. Definitely a great option to add to your daily fall routine!
  2. siggi’s Pumpkin & Spice Yogurt—This Icelandic-style skyr is as thick as pumpkin pie and a great option when you’re looking to scratch that pumpkin itch on a daily basis! The tart pumpkin taste is complemented nicely by the specs of vanilla bean swirled throughout. With more protein than sugar, you can’t go wrong having one for breakfast or after a chilly autumn run. I especially like this one because it’s not overly sweet and made with real pumpkin.
  3. Pumpkin NOOSA—There’s something about seeing the pumpkin swirl when you pick up a container of pumpkin NOOSA that makes you excited for all pumpkin everything. What didn’t excite me was the nearly 30 grams of sugar there are in per container. Mind you one container is 8 oz. versus your typical 5 oz. yogurt container, but that still is way too much sugar to eat in one sitting. Also making an appearance on the ingredient list is cream cheese, which should indicate that it’s more of a dessert than a snack.
  4. Simply Balanced Pumpkin Pie—Target’s grocery brand (including Archer Farms) definitely has a thing for pumpkin, and I’m not complaining! But the next time you’re on a Target run for pumpkin yogurt, you’re better off going with the other yogurt brands that they sell over this one. To me, the flavor to be very lack luster with somewhat of a slightly artificial pumpkin taste. Target sure wins when it comes to their selection of pumpkin foods, just not this one!
  5. Oikos Pumpkin Pie—If pumpkin pie is what you crave, I say hold out for the real thing, and don’t let this yogurt fool you into thinking that it is it! I wasn’t a fan of the pumpkin flavor, and found it overly rich with a forgettable pumpkin taste. It also has a hefty helping of sugar, which makes me feel like it’s not worth it even more–A major dairy don’t!
  6. Chobani Pumpkin Spice Blended—The creamy rich texture of this 2% milk fat yogurt is one you definitely don’t want to miss out on this fall. Chobani is known for always keeping us on our toes with their flavor combinations, and they sure do pumpkin season justice with this one. While it is a tad sweet, it comes in reasonably for nutrition compared to some of the others at 12 grams of protein and sugar for 120 calories. The smooth texture is not overly rich, which pairs well with just about any topping you’d like to add, and great in recipes too!
  7. Chobani Flip Pumpkin Harvest Crisp—I’m flipping out over this one, and here’s why. Chobani has done something amazing with this yogurt, and that is combine it with all the things we’d want in our pumpkin yogurt, but wouldn’t actually put in it unless it was already there for us. Case in point pie crust pieces, glazed pumpkin seeds and pecans. (For the record, I hate pecans, but I will eat them in this case because they go together so nicely in this yogurt!) Maybe it’s the fun of pouring the toppings into the yogurt, or how they suddenly turn your yogurt into parfait that’s as crispy as the leaves on the ground. Whatever it maybe, this yogurt gets pumpkin points for being a fun treat, that can double as dessert all fall long.
  8. Dannon Light & Fit Pumpkin Pie—By now you know I’m not a fan of a fake pumpkin taste, and this pumpkin yogurt variety unfortunately left a bad one in my mouth! The artificial sweeteners really masked any sort of real pumpkin taste that there could have been. I’d much rather choose a naturally sweetened variety. When your pursuing pumpkin yogurts, skip this one.
  9.  Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Greek Yogurt – An OG pumpkin product from Trader Joe’s, and perhaps one of the very first pumpkin yogurts out there ever, TJ’s rendition of pumpkin spice Greek yogurt comes up short on taste and nutrition. In fact, the pumpkin base is made up of cane sugar and corn starch too. You know how I feel about real pumpkin being messed with, and for that Trader Joe’s version is not my favorite. But hey, if you’re already there buying one of their 150 other pumpkin products, why not pick this one up too, and share it with a friend!



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