Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Can't get enough pumpkin pie in your life? This tasty pumpkin pie oatmeal cooks in your programmable crockpot or rice cooker (this is the one I used) to have a healthy, hearty breakfast ready for you when you wake up. Cooking the oatmeal with the maple syrup helps the sweet flavor permeate the oatmeal - feel free to top it with just a bit more when you serve it.


  • 5 cups oatmeal*
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp vanilla*
  • 2/3 cup raisins*
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup 
*I recommend purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs, pervasive pesticides and/or questionable farming practices.

Yield: 8 servings

Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count.


  1. Stir all ingredients together in a programmable slow cooker or rice cooker (I used my Aroma pot).
  2. If using a slow cooker, set it to cook on high for 45 minutes or on low for 3 hours before the time you want it to be ready. If using a rice cooker, set it to the brown rice setting to be ready at the appointed time. 
Did you forget to load the slow cooker before you went to bed? That's ok! Just stir it all together and cook on the brown rice setting in the your rice cooker or on high in your slow cooker for 45 minutes. 

While you can cook oatmeal faster than this on the stove, the slower cooking method lets the pumpkin and maple flavors permeate the oats and raisins for a more flavorful dish.

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About the Author: 
Carissa is a green lifestyle expert and mom to two kids. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of two e-books including the best-selling beverage cookbook, Infused: Recipes for Herb & Fruit Infused Water, Tea and More. You can also find her recipes featured in The Non-GMO Cookbook as well as in periodicals like Urban Farm Magazine. Her goal is to empower families to make healthier choices that are easy, taste great and are fun!
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