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Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe

The perfect fall breakfast. Prep this Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal the night before and enjoy it in the morning! Full of all the pumpkin spice goodness!

Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal in white bowl with pecans

I love fall because with it comes pumpkin EVERYTHING! I am one of those that will eat Pumpkin until I practically turn orange.  My kids love it too. This Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal is always a huge hit! My son says it tastes like he is eating pumpkin pie for Breakfast! You can’t go wrong with that!

How to

pumpkin oatmeal ingredients with slow cooker

Start by gathering your ingredients and a 4 quart crockpot. You don’t need a large crockpot for this recipe unless you are doubling it.

milk pouring into oats, pumpkin and spices in slow cooker

Dump the oats, spices, milk, pumpkin, and honey in the crockpot and give it a stir. Cover and set to cook on low for 8 hours.

Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal in slow cooker

When you come back give the oatmeal a quick stir and get ready to serve.

Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal in bowl with pecans

Makes 4-5 servings of oatmeal.

Cook Time

This recipe is written to cook overnight while you sleep; 8 hours on low. You could cook it on high for about 3 hours. You may want to stir it half way through if cooking on high to prevent burning.


The big question I ALWAYS get on crockpot oat recipes.

Do I have to use steel cut oats?

Yes and no. Steel Cut oats take longer to cook in general so they are going to give you the best texture when cooking for a long period in your slow cooker. So if you want the best texture and quality I highly recommend them.

That being said, you can make this with other types of oats but it will likely cook faster and have a creamier texture. AKA…they might get mushy.

Gluten Free

Just make sure you are using certified gluten free oats. Oats are gluten free, but they are not always handled or packaged in a gluten free facility. Buying gluten free helps ensure that you are eating gf oats.


Use a vegan milk alternative or the water. Canned coconut milk or even oatmilk would be perfect for this. Replace the honey with maple syrup if you are avoiding it.


Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal on spoon

This recipe makes 4-5 servings of oatmeal. Top with pecans, additional maple syrup, or a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice if you desire.

You can also make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice if you don’t have any on hand.

Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal

The perfect fall breakfast. Prep this Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal the night before & enjoy it in the morning! Full of pumpkin spice goodness!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:8 hours
Total Time:8 hours 5 minutes



  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3-1/2 cups water almond or regular milk can be substituted
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree canned
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • pecans to top optional


  • Combine all ingredients in your 2- 4 qt slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

Gluten Free

  • Use certified Gluten Free Oats


  • Use water or milk substitute ie; almond, soy, etc.



Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 9532IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Amanda Carlisle

Originally posted September 2014. Updated October 2020

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  1. I like oatmeal with fresh or dried cranberries too. Gonna try it. Thanks for so many good recipes! Oops…stars not working. I give ya 5!

  2. do you have to use all the honey -can you skip it. I usually put fruit in my cooking of oatmeal and save the sweeting until I am ready to eat it

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