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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe for Kids

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Whether it comes together on the stove or in the microwave, this kid-friendly pumpkin pie oatmeal is perfect for busy weekday mornings. The oats, pumpkin puree, water, pumpkin pie spice and coconut oil are simply combined in a pot or bowl and heated – no chopping or extra prep needed!

In addition to being quick and easy, this recipe is also full of nutrients for kids. Pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A and can make an excellent addition to anyone’s breakfast. Is your child a picky eater who doesn’t like pumpkin? Read our guide to get your kid to eat pumpkin.

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Tips for Serving Pumpkin Oatmeal to Picky Eaters

Try small portions

For selective toddlers and kids, a normal, adult-sized serving of a new dish may be intimidating. Instead, we suggest offering a small, bite-sized portion, called a micro portion, to picky kids.

Serve a deconstructed version

If your picky child has a hard time with mixed dishes, you can serve this oatmeal without the raisins or with the raisins on the side.

Avoid pressure

We know it’s hard when your fussy child chooses not to eat food you served, especially when you went out of your way to make them some wholesome and nourishing. Still, the best way to get your toddler to eat this pumpkin pie oatmeal is to avoid pressuring them to eat it. Putting pressure on kids to eat usually backfires and can create more issues than it solves.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal for Kids


1½ cups / 360 g rolled oats
¾ cups / 180 mL pureed pumpkin (from a can or boiled and pureed)
2½ cups / 600 mL water (can also substitute part milk of choice)
½ tsp. / 2.5 mL pumpkin pie spice (can substitute cinnamon)
1 Tbs. / 15 mL coconut oil
Raisins, optional
Maple syrup or honey, optional


1. In a pot, combine oats, pureed pumpkin, water, pumpkin pie spice and coconut oil.
2. Cook over medium heat on the stove or in the microwave until thick and bubbly.
3. To serve, top with raisins or sweetener if desired.

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